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Announcements
Gwenda

Scheduled Bookings

We have quite a few lessons booked over the next few months with designers developing ranges for their individual fashion launches. There is also lots

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Drape Neck Finish S
Industry Related
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Sampling Processes

The Sampling Process. What exactly is the process to get a garment made, when you require samples to be pattern made and constructed ready for

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Washing Machines
Tips and Tricks
Gwenda

Fabric Care

These care instructions are only a basic guide. Variations will apply to some fabrics, especially with all the new blends of fabrics that are now available.

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Laptop Coding
Announcements
Kieran

Welcome to the new site!

Hi all! Welcome to the new-look Sew n Design website! We have attempted to make this site look cleaner, work faster, and be more user-friendly.

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Fabric Folds
General
Gwenda

Fabric Sales

The New Year usually has quite a few shop sales, and this includes Fabric shops as well.   Check out the patterns, pick up a bargain

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Gift Box
Announcements
Gwenda

Gift Certificates

What a lovely gift for a Birthday or a surprise. This is a great way to help your fashion industry with sustainability by putting your

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Brisbane Fashion Month
Fashion News
Gwenda

Brisbane Fashion Month

October is Brisbane Fashion Month. What do you have planned for this month, maybe you could purchase an interesting garment for Melbourne Cup Day in

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Australian dollar
Announcements
Gwenda

Payment Information

Hi all! On the administration side of things, our payment options are currently as follows: Cash or Direct Deposit. Direct deposit must be made at

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Hanger Rack
Industry Related
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Production and Sampling Apparel

Do you know when you should be working on and finalising your samples for production? Summer production – design and sample in the winter. Winter

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Carnival
Fashion News
Gwenda

Royal Qld Show Day

In Queensland Wednesday August 15 2018 is The Royal Queensland Show Day, otherwise known as ‘Ekka (Exhibition) Day’, ‘People’s Day’ or ‘Brisbane Show Day’. This

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Laptop Keyboard
Announcements
Gwenda

Style CAD

I have been busy digitizing all of my block and apparel patterns into Style CAD 11. (Updated version from 10.5 at the beginning of 2019) 

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Corseted formal gown construction
Lessons
Gwenda

Work Experience Students

Four students from two different institutes have been doing work experience with me over their term break.  Each learning different aspects within the fashion industry. 

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Baby feet, image by Eric Froehling
General
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Start a Family Tradition

This week I have had the pleasure of deconstructing a wedding dress and making it into a 18mth old christening or baptism gown. What a

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Bridal image byAnna Docking
Tips and Tricks
Gwenda

Purchasing Bridal Gowns

I have just received a beautiful silk wedding gown to be modified or altered to fit the Bride. It is really exciting for a bride

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Plan a range
Industry Related
Gwenda

Planning a Range

An emerging or new designer needs time to get a range developed; you don’t need to know too much about the fashion processes, except it

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Domestic Pattern Books
Tips and Tricks
Gwenda

Choosing a Pattern

Purchasing a Sewing Pattern to Fit Your Body You’re looking through the pattern books at a fabric shop for a dress pattern or, you’re having

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