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VENUE: Orlando, FL


Meet and Greet: October 3: Meet at the hotel at 1 p.m. then visit the “warehouse” for shopping at 5 p.m.

Classroom Days: October 4 and 5: 9-5

                             October 6: 9-3


What seam allowances to keep and what to remove? What patterns work and what patterns don't? Questions, questions---but one question you won't need to ask I really need a boiled wool jacket or coat/topper? YES you do! It's easy to dress up or down for more months within the year, both at home and for travel (it doesn't wrinkle). Garments from Oska, Eileen Fisher, House of Fraser—take a look at Pinterest where you can get ideas galore.

BUT, a boiled wool jacket can look amazing or 'home made' just by the seam construction. It's like a chess game...planning your moves several steps ahead. That’s why taking a class from Louise, who knows all the correct moves,  will guide you through the step by steps. In the end, you actually save on fabric (great to have for that next sewing project), no facings, no hems, single layer construction....but where and how??? Join us...and pick out one of the luscious colors Louise will be bringing in for your upcoming jacket or coat.

Take a look at the details of what you can learn under Louise's expert guidance:
boiled wool details
boiled wool details
boiled wool details
boiled wool details

boiled wool details
boiled wool detail
boiled wool detail
boiled wool detail


VENUE:  Orlando, FL
March 27--Meet and greet at the hotel and introduction to class--1 p.m. with a trip to the warehouse to shop at 5.
March 28, 29, 30--classroom days, 9-5 (March 28, additional warehouse shopping time).
March 31--classroom day, 9-3.


Bring all of your fitting concerns with you. Calicos/toile (muslins in America) , partly made garments, fabrics, Cutting Line Designs patterns. Even CLD garments you’ve already made! Let’s have fun and tackle fitting from all different angles.

Maybe you have a favourite design or pattern in a style you regularly like to make but find you have issues with it. Then bring it along made into a calico and some extra fabric and let’s tackle this together.

I would also like to show you Fitting some simple shapes such as a Top (like Light and Shadow, Just My Style, Simplify Your Life) or Shell (Passport to Style, Danger Curves Ahead, Putting It Together) and then turn this into a unique designer one-off piece.

I will bring along some of my own garments to demonstrate some of the ideas we can achieve. Adding to my expanding range of everyday tunics that I love to wear for work, travelling, shopping. My absolute go to, essential no. 1 wardrobe item

You will need your favourite Cutting Line Designs patterns, lots of spare calico (muslin or shirt weight cotton) and some gorgeous fabrics.
And let’s party

April 2--Meet and greet at the hotel and introduction to class--1 p.m. with a trip to the warehouse to shop at 5.
April 3 and 4--classroom days, 9-5 (April 3, additional warehouse shopping time).
April 5--9-3


During the 3 days we will complete a range of essential techniques needed to create a professional finish for all of your clothes. Combined with a selection of signature details often referred to by top end high street labels.

A practical but fun workshop. Great for bringing individuality into your everyday life.

Techniques will include fabulous set in sleeves with a different . A selection of Zip placements. Taking Zip Envy to another level. Perfect collars and cuffs with contrasting bindings, double bindings, and piping. Raised darts.  And just the best selection of featured, colourful pockets and buttonholes. All adding a unique statement to your handmade wardrobe.

Plus great ideas for fabric pattern placement,  playful inserts, seam changes, and pattern matching.

Please bring along lots of fabric for co-ordinating, ideally cottons and linens. And a selection of your favourite Cutting Line Designs patterns with some basic shapes too. All ready for discussion.

We're so excited that Terry will be back with us in early 2020.  Mark your calendars now so you can join us to benefit from Terry's expertise in fitting and sewing techniques.  Her experience is wide and varied, ranging from working for Zandra Rhodes and the Emmanuels, to creating daywear, business attire, and evening wear for private clients, to her own bridal business, known throughout Great Britain and abroad.  Follow Terry at to see more of her wonderful creations, and check her out on Facebook ( to see her day-to-day adventures.