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Copy Cut Fashions                            Sewing Studio

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 2-4 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.

It all starts here​...

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Do you have clothes in your closet that you don't wear anymore but you know you can't replace them? What about the pants that fit so good you'd love to have another pair.  Give them to me and I will replace them or duplicate them for you.  That is what I do! I make everything new!

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Some photos of clients and students of the Studio.

Thank you so much for the lessons - I really enjoyed them. And thank you also for the extra lessons! So appreciated. Kendra

Thank you. I really appreciate you going out of your way to accommodate me. I am so pleased with the results. D. Steeves

Thank you, Dawne for making my sewing experience memorable and fun. I've learned so much. Bechy

Ailish Curran

Dawn is a wonderful woman that is very talented at sewing. Her class was extremely organized and well planned out. She taught me many skills that are very important. She was very accommodating too. I would definitely take her class again!  


Thank you for kick starting my jump back into garment sewing. I think that I have the confidence to tackle fitting my projects, now.


Thank you so much for being so patient, motivating and a fun teacher. Sewing classes have been such a joy for me and I can't wait for Level 3.
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