Making clothes for yourself can be incredibly rewarding, but can come with challenges when trying to fit your body. The fabulous Lindsey Rae of Sew to Grow joins us
Making clothes for yourself can be incredibly rewarding, but can come with challenges when trying to fit your body. The fabulous Lindsey Rae of Sew to Grow joins us again from QLD for her special Fit to Flatter workshop to teach you step by step how to make perfectly fitting clothes for your shape.
We’ve listed this class although we haven’t set the garment or garment choices because we wanted you to have a chance to put it in your diary. We should have the garments selection ready to announce by March 2020. It will be one or two of Lindsey’s amazing dress patterns but please get in touch if you’d like to vote for anything specific to be an option on the weekend. Of course you can go ahead and book now if you’re happy to come along regardless. Scroll to the bottom and click ‘add to cart’.
We love having Lindsey visit she is a marvel in the classroom, keeping the pace going so everyone finishes and gets plenty of individual attention without feeling rushed… How does she do that?? It’s quite amazing. There’s always a few minutes for a photo shoot of everyone in their finished garments with such smiles of satisfaction at having made the garment themselves!
Lindsey will help you though, tracing, cutting out, fitting as well as construction of the garment. Lindsey is an expert at guiding a class through making a garment from beginning to end and works hard to make sure everyone finishes their garment before leaving! Any one who has attended a class with Lindsey before is welcome to come along again. I you’d like to make a different garment please get in touch with us. This is sometimes possible for previous class graduates.
Lindsey talking about teaching sewing:
I absolutely LOVE giving the gift of sewing by teaching others new skills and building confidence. Sewing is not what it use to be, and it can be so rewarding to create something unique and individual to your style. My Sew to Grow patterns are designed to teach and grow your skills through easy to follow and understand instructions. You can download printable PDFs, purchase a pattern from one of our local stockist, follow our video tutorials, or take a class.
A bit About Lindsey’s career:
My name is Lindsey Rae and I grew up in a small country town in East Texas. I fell in love with a sweet talking ‘Aussie Bloke’ and have migrated to the great and wonderful Land of Oz and I AM LOVING IT!!! All my life I have been surround by creativity, sewing, and inspirational women that have lead me down this path to create Sew to Grow.
It all started when I was 16, taught myself to sew, and started my own purse business (Sassy Bags).
I then attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington and earned a degree in Business Marketing. During those college years I worked and taught at a local quilt/sewing shop and was promoted to manager. What a dream job!!! I was surrounded by fabric and like minded people everyday and was able to implement everything I learned at school directly into growing the shop. (Check out Fran’s Sewing Circle)
When my husband and I decided to move to Australia in 2011, I was determined that I had to follow my passion and work in the sewing industry. Not just any job would do!!! I was quickly hired as a Sales Manager by Blessington, a sewing machine distribution company for Singer, Pfaff, Husqvarna, Handi Quilter, and Accuquilt. I was given the opportunity to travel all over Australia, meet wonderful people and see how each shop operates differently. (And learn to drive on the other side of the road!)
With all of those wonderful experiences, I thought to myself, how could I grow the industry that I love, teach the world to sew, and follow my passion every day of my life??? Thus Sew to Grow was born!!!!
Images here are of some of Lindsey’s designs which we will update with appropriate choices onve the workshop subject has been decided. Stay tuned. Should be updated by March 2020
The Sew to Grow Bespoke Blazer in Floral
The Sew to Grow Bespoke Blazer in Leather
Lindsey Rae in class at Berry Quilt & Co.
Lindsey Rae pattern designer and teacher. Owner of Sew to Grow Pattern Label.
1 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 2 (Sunday) 3:30 pm
Berry Quilt & Co.
Shops 4 & 5, 66 Albert Street, Berry NSW 2535
$150 for two days. Pattern purchase also required. Bookings essential.