It all starts here...
at the Kismet Cottage, where people come to "learn to sew", improve existing skills, advance and improve techniques. Located in Vernon, it is the hub of central BC sewers, and home of the only Palmer/Pletsch certified sewing and fitting instructor in the Okanagan. Dawne Whelpley, a professional dress-maker with 65+ years of experience, shares a caboodle of experience and knowledge in all aspects of the craft in a unintimidating, cozy, comfy, and totally unique learning environment. The Cottage is fully equipped with every sewing need from machines to fabric, and a virtual library of learning media. Private sessions and Classes of 2 students ensure a ton of personal attention. Dawne is a stickler for the basics, the foundation of every worthwhile endeavor, and makes sure you start sewing the right way, not just any way. You will be glad of this when you produce perfect projects every time you sew.
to Copy Cut Fashions
Do you have something in your closet that fits perfectly but you don't wear it anymore? It is damaged or just old but you cant find another one like it? Don't toss the clothes you love, make them new again. I will make a copy of them for you using new fabric of your choosing and making them even better than when they were new.
Take pants for example. It is hard to find ones that fit just like you want. Why spend your time trying on pair after pair just to be disappointed when I can duplicate that perfect pair for you. I will make everything new, that is what I do!