Take your time – The Florence

Take your time – The Florence


Book Baby!

Our ‘take your time’ workshops series is available now!

The choice to sew a project you love, with us, when it suits you best. The best way to learn is when you are ready and i’ll be here waiting for ya x

Check out the details below.



Whats the deal?

TYT – Take your time!

  • Choose a project that tickles your fancy, then
  • Cherry pick some days that suit your timetable,
  • Come into the studio to work on your project. Boom Magic!

I will be here, as always, guiding you through the entire process, step by step at your own pace.

Together we will cover a variety of best practice techniques during the  sessions, as you methodically sew a beautifully well made finished garment!

You have 3 months to complete your garment, so there is no pressure for you to make concrete plans until it works for you!

Accommodating AF!

The Road Map -

Session 1 – Consultation – 3 hours 

I will make contact to arrange our first session! Exciting

  • We will have a chat about everything and make a start
  • We will take your measurements correctly and make notes
  •  You will choose the version you would like to make
  • You will cut out your paper pattern
  • We will make a plan for quality and quantity of fabric required

Homework– Purchase fabric, and buttons. Pre wash, dry and iron your cloth ready for your next session.

Session 2 – Studio Block – 3 hours

Make a start on your delicious garment!

  • Lay out your pre-washed fabric
  • Transfer markings and notches etc
  • Cut out your fabric pieces
  • Set up machine and check tension etc
  • Apply interfacing
  • Sew back darts
  • Sew shoulder seams

Homework– treat yourself to a cold pint of kombucha and have a soak in the bath.

Session 3 – Studio Block – 3 hours

Lets get the bodice finished and work on those button holes

  • Sew the button stand
  • Sew button holes
  • Apply neck binding
  • Finish bodice
  • Sew sleeves and set in bodice

Homework– Go give your hair a luxurious mask, you will need to be looking your best for the final reveal next week!

Session 4 – Studio Block – 3 hours

A big day ahead, bring snacks and have a good breakfast.

  • Sew skirt panels together
  • Gather skirt pieces
  • Attach skirt to bodice
  • Finish hem
  • Try your garment on and swirl about a bit
  • Tidy up your creative mess and float on out the door

Hows bout dem apples? Check out the FAQ’s below, if you have any further questions hit me up x

The Florence FAQ's

What level of ability do I need?

Beginner friendly! But if you haven’t sewn for a while book into our beginners sewing workshop for a quick refresher x

What do I need to bring?

Just fabric! And buttons. We will provide you your own pattern to keep, thread, interfacing, all equipment and machines for all of the workshops.  Easy Peasy x

Can I come in the evenings?

Yes! Our workshop calendar allows for late night sewing on some evenings. We will talk through this at the consultation to see what works best for you.

What about Weekends?

Yup! Saturdays are the busiest day, which in a sense makes this a better experience. Some Sundays will be available too depending on demand.

What if I don't finish?

But what if you do? Nah that’s cool. Just book in some more studio time and make those finishing touches.

Can I change my bookings last minute

Sort of. Its kinda uncool to leave people hanging last minute we have prepared and arranged for your arrival, but I also know life is tricky. Just try to be respectful and we will cross that bridge when we get to it.

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Take your time – The Florence