Elisalex de Castro Peake teaching at our shop

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We are excited to announce that Elisalex de Castro Peake, a founding member of By Hand London will be teaching a dressmaking class at loving the fabric.

Co-founder of independent sewing pattern label By Hand London, Elisalex de Castro Peake trained as a shoemaker and spent four years working in the fashion industry before turning her passion for sewing and self sufficient style into a career. Elisalex heads up the creative side of BHL, designing and sampling new patterns, creating online tutorials and blog content, as well as teaching sewing and handcrafts all over London and regularly contributes to various sewing publications.

In this six week course Elisalex will be breaking down the making of a whole dress into manageable two hour bitesize chunks. She will be covering everything from how to take accurate body measurements through to making simple pattern alterations and inserting invisible zips, and everything in between. Classes will have a maximum of four students, so there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and tap into Elisalex's experience! This course is perfect for confident beginners who have sewn a few basic items (tote bag, cushion cover etc), want to build on their skills and dive into the wild and wonderful world of dressmaking!

This six week course will start 20 February, and continue through 27 March, 10.30AM - 12.30PM.  The price for this course is £250, and includes the By Hand London PDF pattern for the "Zeena" dress.  

Space is limited, so please contact us as soon as possible to reserve your place.