bespoke dressmaker and jeweller in York, UK
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Welcome to Rowan Tree Designs: the website of Sonia Curry, a Designer Dressmaker and Jeweller working in a variety of materials to create pieces that make women feel special every day.

I offer a full dressmaking service including bespoke items of clothing (from everyday wear though prom dresses to bridal) alterations and coat re-lining, plus high-quality jewellery and accessories which can be made to meet your exact requirements. I also have a range of made to order capes and cloaks, for those who love to wrap themselves up in something stylish and dramatic.


dressmaking classes in York, UK

***DRESSMAKING CLASSES***

In addition to my custom work I teach dressmaking classes at the lovely Me & Mrs Fisher on Lord Mayor's Walk, York, so you can learn to sew for yourself. All classes are held in a very small and personal setting in their upstairs classroom, with only 4-6 students per session. To book on any of the sessions please contact the cafe direct by telephoning 01904 656566 or calling in in person (full payment required within a week of booking).


20th Feb 1.30 - 4 p.m. ~  Get to know your sewing machine
A class for absolute beginners, where you can learn to set-up and use your machine. You’ll learn some basic sewing skills and end up with a tote bag to take home and show off!
Price: 30       Level: Absolute beginner

Student needs to bring: functioning machine (incl instruction manual and power cord), 1/2 metre or 2 matching fat quarts of cotton print, dressmaking pins and scissors, notebook and pen/pencil.


19th March 1.30 - 4 p.m. ~  Beyond the Basics - sewing techniques for improvers
Want to fine-tune your sewing skills? This workshop will cover a variety of seam techniques, top-stitching, how to create smooth shaping darts and how to make your own continuous bias strip and piping.
Price: 30       Level: Improver (need ability to use machine & sew basic stitches but not much more)

Student needs to bring: functioning machine (incl instruction manual and power cord), notebook and pen/pencil, dressmakers pins and scissors.


16th April 1.30 - 4 p.m.  ~  Basic Cushions
Learnt to use your machine but want to learn more skills? In this session you’ll learn zip insertion, buttonholes, applique and how to make a cushion.
Price: 30      Level: Beginner/Improver (need ability to use machine & sew basic stitch but not much more)

Student needs to bring: functioning machine (incl instruction manual and power cord), notebook and pen/pencil, 1/2 metre of medium weight cotton, matching zip (46cm or longer) or button, matching thread, dressmaking pins and scissors



21st May 1.30 -  4.30 p.m.  ~  Perfect Pencil Skirt

Learn to make a knee-length pencil skirt that fits you perfectly. This is a class for those who can sew but want to learn to follow a pattern, insert a zip, hem and finish a garment.
Price: 40      Level:  Improver
N.B. you need to provide me with your measurements at least a week before class so that I can bring the right size pattern with me!

Student needs to bring: functioning machine (incl instruction manual and power cord), notebook and pen/pencil, 1 metre of 150cm wide fabric (suggested fabric: light/med weight cotton, 150cm wide), matching thread and 7” or 8” zip.
N.B. fabrics with a pattern that has a 'right way up' or narrower fabrics than 150cm wide will require more material!


18th June  ~  Save the date if you want to learn to sew cute clothes for your kids, exact garment and price still tbc. If you're interested please let us know and we can let you know once it's finalised.



  16th July 1.30 - 4 p.m.  ~  Get to know your sewing machine
A class for absolute beginners, where you can learn to set-up and use your machine. You’ll learn some basic sewing skills and end up with a tote bag to take home and show off!
Price: 30       Level: Absolute beginner

Student needs to bring: functioning machine (incl instruction manual and power cord), 1/2 metre or 2 matching fat quarts of cotton print, notebook and pen/pencil, dressmakers pins and scissors.


buy my clothing in store
Want to see my work in person but can't get to York? A selection of my capes, wraps and shrugs plus a few other garments are now available to browse and buy from Fabrication in The Light, Leeds. This is a lovely store full of high-quality handmade items and I'd highly recommend popping in if you're nearby!


 

bespoke made to measure clothing - bridal, prom, evening wear and more

DRESSMAKING SERVICE

From everyday skirts to bespoke prom dresses and bridalwear, I offer a dressmaking service with one aim in mind - to make you feel special in what you're wearing!


shop online for clothing, capes, cloaks, accessories and jewellery

ONLINE SHOP

All my jewellery, accessories and bags, plus a few ready-made cloaks and capes in one handy location for you! Everything listed in my shop is available to buy online today.


custom made clothing, cloaks, capes, jewellery and accessories