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Amy Stephens of Fair Fashion Year tries out a 'Not Your Nana's Sewing Class' at Wellington's Fashion Workshop and creates an stylish skirt from a Kiwi-made pattern ...
A few months ago, a friend asked if I’d be keen to do a bag-making sewing class. After progressing from that, we decided we were ready for the skirt-making 'Not Your Nana’s Sewing Class' at Wellington’s Fashion Workshop.
I was super excited to find a New Zealand-made pattern for my skirt from Papercut Patterns. Not only did it have really cute packaging, but it was pretty easy to follow. Papercut Patterns is based in Nelson and have a modern take on sewing patterns.
As I'm a total rookie, it was great that our tutor Jenny from the Fashion Workshop was really helpful and patient. Questions like 'Umm, how do I thread the machine?' were allowed. No question was too stupid and the class was nice and small.
I finished the skirt during the once-weekly three-hour sessions (for three weeks) after work. Having my mum’s hardly used Bernina dream machine was a bonus and created a nice smooth finish. I think my skirt might need tweaking and taking in a little bit, but I was so excited to get some use out of it that had to wear it to work.
I fully recommend this sewing course and I know my friend and I will be getting along to another one!
Meet Amy from Fair Fashion Year
Amy lives and works in the wonderful city of Wellington and has always been interested in fashion. But recently she's become concerned with the 'dark side' of fashion and the ethics and sustainability of it.
She's been blogging about her journey so far on her 'fair fashion year' - there are three rules. They are to only buy pre-loved, Fairtrade or New Zealand-made clothing and shoes.
So far it's been a pretty amazing and interesting eight months! You can read about her year so far at Fair Fashion Year!