Here's AllWoundUp - think of it as a kind of sewing help line, where you could just email, skype or phone, with your problem area, and I could give you speedy help, so that you can get on with your current project.
Of course, it’s not always easy to describe a practical problem in words, which is where Skype comes in, along with photos…
To access this new service of mine, please email at first, with a basic description of your problem, any good quality photos, tell me the kind of fabric you are using, and details of any haberdashery that’s involved. I will then arrange either a Skype call with you, or a time for an email response, or a phone call. Details of charges below:
Remember that some seeming ‘problems’ are just down to practice - sewing a straight line for instance (!), but some problems are down to knowhow, tips and tricks - putting in a set in sleeve, shoulder pads, interfacing techniques, collars, revers, pockets and even how to place and pin / mark your pattern on the fabric.
I can help you with all these, and I can support the advice, instructions and illustrations that I will share afterwards, and they would be like you’d find on a commercial pattern, but better and more detailed!
Anyone from absolute total beginners to very experienced can use this service, and I aim to make our conversations informative (of course!), friendly and where possible, fun too.....
I have a LOT of experience, not only in sewing / pattern cutting / toiling / fitting / bespoke designing and making, but also in teaching (in colleges and universities) the skills of pattern cutting and production - that’s making up, for those that aren’t familiar! My CV is available on request, and a short biography can be seen on my website: www.bobbiesroom.co.uk/biography
Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or text me on 07941 619992, or reply here for charges - these are to be confirmed as this is my first promo email about this, and I am currently looking at the pro and cons of different methods, from 'pay what you think it’s worth', to standard ‘so much’ per hour, to so much per item…..
Look forward to your thoughts on this - please let me know if you think it would be good / worthwhile / something you might use.