Her most recent project—a shirt inspired by a treasure she picked up in a charity shop—uses skills she has picked up on previous courses at the college.
“It fit my shape so well, I just thought I should develop it from there and use my experience in patchwork on the collar,” says Julia.
Sewing is a family affair; Julia’s mum made clothes for her when she was young, and has passed on threads and fabric that Julia still uses to this day.
Julia is a great example of how learning can make a positive impact on your wellbeing. She adds:
“Before I joined I was on a long journey of depression, but the group are all so lovely and I feel really comfortable here.”
Get started with sewing on our upcoming fashion and dressmaking beginners course.