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  • What do you sell?
    Online we sell complete dressmaking kits delivered direct to your door. Each box/kit contains everything you need to make the garment chosen. Addtionally, we sell a range of patterns for children and adults across a range of sizes and difficulty levels. In our Bricks and Mortar Shop we sell fabric, patterns, haberdashery and thread. Additionally, we run in person classes which can be booked via our website.
  • I only started sewing recently, are the boxes suitable for beginners?
    We aim to provide a range of levels with some boxes being more suitable for beginners whilst others will be catered towards intermediate/advanced sewers. In the description of each dressmaking kit it will clearly define the level of skill required. In our physical shop we stock dressmaking patterns that are suitable for beginner sewers and we can guide you through the correct fabric and supplies needed for your chosen project.
  •  If I get stuck during the construction of my complete dressmaking kit is there any support?
    I have created a Free “How to” video to accompany some of the kits, these provide tips on how to sew the various stages of each garment and handy hints on how to read the individual patterns if needed. These videos will help guide you through the process of completing your garment of choice. I am only an email or telephone call away and will try to help you as best I can. There will also be a handy tip sheet accompanying each kit. Alternatively, you can pop into the shop to have a chat.
  • Where do you ship?
    Currently we only ship to UK Mainland but hope to ship abroad in the not too distant future.
  • I would like to buy more than one box (eg one for myself and one for a friend as a gift). Am I able to arrange delivery to two separate addresses?
    Yes, if you drop me an email with the required delivery addresses I will be able to ensure each box is sent to the correct location.
  • Is there a cut off date for ordering that month’s dressmaking kits?
    While there is no set cut off date for each kit, they are limited editions and once they are sold out we will have no more stock of that item.
  • I just tried to order a dressmaking kit but it is sold out. Will you be producing more?
    Our boxes are limited editions and once they are sold out there will be no more. Each kit is made with fabric included so only a limited number are prepared for sale.
  • Shipping and Postage?
    All complete dressmaking kits will be shipped within 7 days of ordering and will be sent by courier. All patterns will be shipped by first class post, Royal Mail say that this can take up to 7 days.
  • Will I need to be at home to receive my complete dressmaking kit box?
    If you have special delivery instructions for your complete dressmaking kit or patterns please email me after you have placed your order so that instructions can be included on the parcel. Email
  • How is are my complete dressmaking kit and pattern orders packaged?
    The kits are packed in a strong postal cardboard box with an additional waterproof covering. Patterns are wrapped and then placed in a waterproof covering.
  • What if I do not like what is in my dressmaking kit?
    Unfortunately our kits are non refundable. Each kit is clearly described on the product page along with information regarding the contents for that kit. However, if the product inside the kit has been damaged in any way please contact me
  • Am I able to borrow a sewing machine for a workshop?
    I do have a limited number of sewing machines available to use in class, please email at the time of booking to request one, it will be on a first come first served basis. I do recommend that if you do have a machine it is best to bring your own to learn on.
  • Am I able to purchase the required materials needed for my class on the day of the class?
    Sewing Classes – yes, we stock a range of dressmaking and quilting fabrics as well as zips and various sewing notions. Knitting, crochet, macrame, needle felting -if materials are not included in the cost of the class - all the required materials listed in the class description need to be brought to class by you.
  • When is your shop open?
    Our shop is open Tuesday – Saturday 09.30-17.00.
  • Are there car parks nearby?
    There are two pay and display car parks equal distance from the shop and just a short walk away. These are: South Street, Oakham LE15 6BG Burley Road, Oakham LE15 6DH
  • Are there cafes and restaurants close by?
    Oakham is very lucky to have some fabulous independent cafes and stores. Why not pop along to the store for a class, to buy fabric or for a chat about a project you have in mind, then pop along to one of our local cafes for a bite to eat before browsing some of our lovely independent shops.


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