Catherine calmly and patiently leads her students to develop their skills, suggesting more advanced techniques with a gentle ‘have you thought of doing it this way?’ However complicated the task or however hesitant we feel at the start of a project the finished result is always something to be proud of. And it’s fun!

Jane A

Sewing student

“Catherine is a great teacher, very approachable, patient and knowledgeable. I love her classes, informal and friendly yet packed full of great advice and support. I’m so pleased with the skirt Catherine helped me to make recently – I would never have been able to make it on my own. I highly recommend Catherine as […]

Mandy S

Make a Skirt from Scratch workshop

“Thankyou so much for the amazing dress!!  Everyone said how beautiful it was and thought I looked stunning in it! I felt fabulous and your creativity and cleverness in the design were absolutely superb!..”

Gilly G

Special Commission

“…  It was truly inspiring.  I am now confident to go into a sewing shop and buy a pattern and have a go at it.  It was also reassuring to know that Catherine would be available to help with any future queries…”

Leonie A

Read to Sew workshop

“I am writing to thank you so much for my beautiful cassock (coat). It looks absolutely fabulous and the details in the black and red make it such an exquisite garment.  I am so please with it and so grateful to you for all your skill, guidance and hard work!…”

Fiona M

Special Commission

“Very informative course, both Fabulous Fitting I & 2 lots of practical demonstrations and helped by discussion of various techniques.  Small pattern pieces brilliant way of showing the pattern pieces…”

Mary H

Fabulous Fitting classes