Well, lots going on as usual, including getting a bit more painting done of wedding dresses.
Here's a 'work in progress' shot of the latest painting - a black wedding dress I designed and made a few years ago....it's nearly there.
But I digress.....!
The real reason for me talking to you right now is to let you know about Skype pattern cutting classes that I have just started doing, alongside the regular teaching in my studio.
I've been thinking about doing this for ages now, but in the last couple of weeks, due to force of circumstances for my student (who had been coming in person), I suggested Skyping until she's able to resume actual visits to the studio.
The advantage of course, is that there's no loss of continuity, and although progress is a little slower than if you were here in person, it's not a huge disadvantage.
For example, I might have to draw a little diagram to explain what I mean, which takes a minute or two longer, but that's not a big deal in the scheme of things, I hope you'd agree!
It seems to be very successful so far, but this is based upon the fact of my student having come for 'in person' classes initially. So I know her capabilities and can plan the class accordingly - or at least, know how to progress!
If of course, you had recently done a pattern cutting course elsewhere and needed a refresher, or to learn something specific that you didn't already know, but had basic knowledge, then you may not need to come in person first.
So if you live a long distance away from me in Oxfordshire, (I've had an enquiry from Texas, believe it or not!), but would love to learn pattern cutting and could manage a few 'in person' classes first off, this may be for you, or if you come regularly and then can't come for some reason - car breaks down, you are needed elsewhere soon after so travel time is difficult please just get in touch , and we can talk and get it sorted.
Here's a link to the classes page of my website describing the current classes, courses and workshops in pattern cutting / sewing / fitting so just email me or reply to this email as you would any other, tell me what you'd like to learn, and we can arrange days and times to suit.
And never forget that for your most 'out there' wedding dress or outfit, or for your next Hollywood premiere dress, you know where I am!
Have a look on the 'Bespoke Wedding Dresses' tab of this website.
And just a word about 'Dressfresco', my parallel business providing individually commissioned oil paintings on canvas of wedding dresses - always to be displayed as a fabulous painting on the wall, instead of packing the dress away in a box! (Prints and cards of the painting available for an additional charge). This is such an original idea, though I do say it myself! And it doesn't matter where in the world you are, you can send the dress to me, and I will start the process and only need the dress for about a week from when I receive it, and it will then be returned by secure courier.
Anyway, in the meantime, roll up, roll up for Skype!