Introduction to Overlocker's  (needs to be booked in conjunction with another course)
Introduction to Overlocker's  (needs to be booked in conjunction with another course)
Introduction to Overlocker's  (needs to be booked in conjunction with another course)
Introduction to Overlocker's  (needs to be booked in conjunction with another course)
Introduction to Overlocker's  (needs to be booked in conjunction with another course)
Introduction to Overlocker's  (needs to be booked in conjunction with another course)

Introduction to Overlocker's (needs to be booked in conjunction with another course)

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 Become friends with your overlocker and build confidence through experience

To prepare you for the sewing workshops, it’s important that you know your way around an overlocker. This is the perfect introductory so that we can make sure everyone is at a similar starting point when the other classes begin

This class is designed to be booked in conjunction with one of the other longer workshops offered, to ensure you have an understanding of the overlocker and are be able to start the projects 

It's ideal for you to bring along your own Overlocker from home for this class so that we can set you up for success going forward. If, however, you do not have one you are able to use one of Ariane's. Please note that there is a limited number of machines and you will need to advise this is the case at the time of booking in case they are already scheduled to be used by other students

 

Key Takeaway's / Learning's from the class:

When you use an overlocker instead of a sewing machine

Threading the machine and changing needles

Do you need to backstitch?

Sewing straight lines and curves on different types of fabrics

Seam allowances 

The Blade - what its truly for and how NOT to use it 

Different types of Overlocker stitch - and the purpose 

 

What to bring with you:

Ideally: Your Overlocker, machine pedal, minimum 4 x matching threads and machine specific needles. The aim is to enable you to be able to create at home

If you do not have your own overlocker - you are welcome to use one of Ariane's - the number of these is limited, so please advise at the time of booking if you will need one so that the class numbers can be arranged correctly - thank you 

If you would like information on purchasing an overlocker, please contact Ariane as she will be happy to help you with this

 

What would you receive:

Confidence in being able to use an overlocker

Threading the machine

Understanding of when to use it v's a regular sewing machine

Experience sewing on different types of fabrics 

Experience sewing straight lines and different types of curves – how to handle the fabrics

Knowledge of what to do when things go wrong  

 

Class Capacity:

Capped at 6 people 

 

Access to the private 'Sparkle Gang Stitch' Facebook group:

Yes! 

You will be added to the secret ‘Sparkle Gang Stitch’ Facebook group - a place where Ariane will be sharing tips and tricks for sewing along with secret ideas for how to improve your work ongoing. Class attendees will be encouraged to share pictures of their makes and share knowledge and ideas. It’s a community we are growing for the Sewing Revolution! This is the place to have access to Ariane's technical knowledge during and after the course

 

Who can attend?

The classes are operated in a respectful manner and no preferences will be taken over the gender of attendees - everyone is encouraged to take part!

Anyone over the age of 18 due to the use of sewing machines

 

Class Length:

2 hours 

 

Dates and Times of Classes: 

Wednesday 1st May - 10.30am -12.30pm

Wednesday 1st May - 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Monday 20th May - 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Thursday 13th June - 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Saturday 15th June - 9am - 11am

 

Location:

Classes will be held at Ariane's studio - 18 Dawson Street, Brunswick

 

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

No Refund applicable, if the class is run again you will be welcome to attend so long as you gave over 48 hours cancellation notice. Not transferable to another person. To run, this class needs a minimum of 3 attendees booked in, if this is not the case 48 hours before the class begins Ariane may be in touch to re-schedule to another date

 

Sizing

Ariane takes great pride in well-fitting garments, ones that make you feel comfortable in your own skin - and with 17+ years of pattern making experience, we are confident you'll feel that way in your new pieces.

That Ariane often uses conscious grading* when grading her garment patterns into different sizes. Taking the time to consider if the standard +0.6mm increase on the bum cover of a bikini (for example) would be enough, or if our more curvier clients would be more comfortable with more cover? It takes time to perfect, and its time she feels is important to spend on her garments. For that reason, if two friends in a S and a XL bought the same garment, they may fit there bodies differently, to reflect their individually body shapes

Most of the fabric for our Swimwear and Sparkles has 4 way stretch which means that it shapes itself around the curves of your body beautifully. As we use so many different fabrics, we adjust the fit of patterns to ensure that a S/M/L etc all stay as true to size as possible, and recommend that you order swimwear based on your knicker and bra band size

Our stock garments are sold in the following sizes:

Female:

Sparkles

Australia

United Kingdom

Europe

United States

2XS

4

2

32

0

XS

6

4

34

2

S

8

6

36

4

M

10

8

38

6

L

12

10

40

8

XL

14

12

42

10

2XL

16

14

44

12

3XL

18

16

46

14

4XL

20

18

48

16

5XL

22

20

50

18

6XL

24

22

52

20

Customer Reviews

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Great new skill!!!

I was very happy with the overlocker class. I had never used an overlocker before and now I have an understanding of how they work, how to thread them, do's and don't of using a machine, some problem solving hints and I feel fully confident in using a machine moving forward. It was a great class and it is always a pleasure being taught by Ariane, who always makes an effort to go into full detail to answer questions so that you walk away with a complete understanding and knowledge that will stay with you.

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Confident on an Overlocker now

It was a very clear class that showed me all I wanted to know to be able to confidently use an Overlocker on my own. And the class was very relaxed which made it a very enjoyable experience. Highly recommend.

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Slow Fashion

What does Slow Fashion mean, and why do is resonate with Ariane?

handmade means just that :
handmade

Our garments are all designed, pattern made, cut, stitched and finished in Australia, by hand.

Testimonials

I’m so glad I got this bikini top it’s like the holy grail - it stays on in the waves, my kids can pull at it, and a surprise bonus is super supportive and I feel super sexy wearing it. Absolutely LOVE it - thank you!

Nicole Jago

It was exactly what i was looking for in terms of festival wear that was modest for my curvy body type. The Cara Tops are great because they accommodate larger sizes while still seating the girls nicely.
The Jaimee shorts are cute and cheeky, and good for someone who doesn't want to show too much tummy but a bit of cheeky booty.
Overall, a really cute good quality set.

Jessica Downing

Ariane talks about her passion for creating

Customer Reviews

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Great new skill!!!

I was very happy with the overlocker class. I had never used an overlocker before and now I have an understanding of how they work, how to thread them, do's and don't of using a machine, some problem solving hints and I feel fully confident in using a machine moving forward. It was a great class and it is always a pleasure being taught by Ariane, who always makes an effort to go into full detail to answer questions so that you walk away with a complete understanding and knowledge that will stay with you.

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Confident on an Overlocker now

It was a very clear class that showed me all I wanted to know to be able to confidently use an Overlocker on my own. And the class was very relaxed which made it a very enjoyable experience. Highly recommend.