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How stupid would it be

Iminei

How stupid would it be
« on: June 19, 2017, 11:10:37 AM »
to attend this one day workshop at the FoQ ??

Its on Sunday, and I have to be there on Sunday at closing time anyway

Colour Block a Tunic in a Day
Claire Tyler
Learn to work with stretch fabrics on this one
day workshop. Mix different fabrics to create
this stunning tunic using a Vogue commercial
pattern. Lots of tips on how to work with this
tricky fabric and go home with the garment and
pattern so you can make lots more. The pattern
will be provided together with some stretch
interfacing, cost £10 to be collected by the
tutor on the day. A supply list is also provided.
Suitable for intermediate level.
1 day w/shop
Sunday


It costs £82 !! Is that reasonable or outrageous ???
Do you think I could come away with a garment ?
Or it is beyond my abilities ?

and lastly how ridiculous would it be to go to a garment making lesson at a P&Q show ??
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Sewingsue

Re: How stupid would it be
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 12:35:39 PM »
What do you know about the tutor?
What does she normally charge for classes?
Is this a skill which you would make use of in the future?
Are there other things you would want to see at FoQ which you would have to miss?
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

Vegegrow

Re: How stupid would it be
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 13:47:48 PM »
I'd also want to know the number of people on the course.. So its £82 plus another £10 plus the cost of your fabrics and threads ?
"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary." ~Mary Kurtz

Iminei

Re: How stupid would it be
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 13:48:55 PM »
Okay you are right, its a stupid idea.

Thx Girls x
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Manuela

Re: How stupid would it be
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 14:11:22 PM »
My main concern would be that there is absolutely nothing mentioned about fitting the garment....

Sewingsue

Re: How stupid would it be
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 14:30:39 PM »
On the plus side I would say she is a good tutor (tries to remember what class she did at Harrogate).
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

Mama likes to make

Re: How stupid would it be
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 14:32:23 PM »
Yeah I think I did a workshop by her last year and really enjoyed it. Not this one but I found her excellent (and as an aside had wonderful  shoes!)

BrendaP

Re: How stupid would it be
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 17:08:11 PM »
Claire Tyler runs workshops from her own studio in Midhurst W Sussex which might be easier for you, the rate seems to be £70 for a one day course.  The T shirt dress day on 5th July sounds as though it will be a similar course.
Brenda.  My machines are: Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy, Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born in 1940. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitch.
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rubywishes

Re: How stupid would it be
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 09:43:01 AM »
............................at a P&Q Show?? That's just weird, real weird. :\
1980 Janome (aka Joan...she's no nonsense or frills),  Bernina 710 (aka Bernice), Juki TL2010Q,  1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

Lowena

Re: How stupid would it be
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2017, 10:06:07 AM »
Perhaps you have to make it out of scraps and offcuts  :D
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Iminei

Re: How stupid would it be
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2017, 11:02:39 AM »
S'ok Girls, I have given up on the idea ....and the idea that I an actually sew clothes methinks,

Its going to be a stressful time for Imself at the FoQ in August this year

Monday, run me and the quilts up to the NEC, then both of us home .... 159 miles x 2 = 318 miles  :o !!!

Thursday, run both of us up to the FoQ. stay for the morning and then, depending on the Mei's health at the time, stay the night and visit his folks in the morning or go home the same day to care for the Mei ..... 159 or 318 miles

Saturday, run up to collect me from the FoQ  ..... 318 miles

Sunday, run us both up to the NEC to collect the Quilts in the late afternoon .... 318 miles


Nah!! there must be a better way to do this!
I wish I had friends to visit up there so all he had to do was collect me and the quilts on the Sunday afternoon.
 
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