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Sew Your Dream Dress

We are excited to be working with Charlotte Newland, winner of the Great British Sewing Bee 2016, to bring you a fantastic weekend of dressmaking focusing on creating a dress that fits you perfectly. You will leave with a pattern that is customised to you and which you can make over and over again, along with a sense of achievement and some great memories! Charlotte will guide you every step of the way in making a perfectly fitting dress. A shortlist of dress patterns will be sent after booking, from which you can choose one and bring it with you. SKILL LEVEL: This is an advanced-beginners retreat. It is best if you already know how to use a commercial dressmaking pattern. You may progress more quickly with the project if you have some dressmaking knowledge and have completed a couple of projects already. All students must be comfortable with sewing machine basics: threading, seams, hems etc. Note: The focus of the sewing sessions will be on creating a dress that will fit you perfectly. You may not 100% finish your dress, depending on how quickly you sew. You will leave with a pattern that is customised to you which you can make over and over again, and all the knowledge to finish your dress off at home.

3 days from £595pp Departure Dates

Your Tour Includes

  • Two nights’ full board accommodation, starting with dinner on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday.
  • Two full days of tuition with Charlotte Newland, winner of the Great British Sewing Bee 2016.
  • Tea, coffee, and snacks throughout the weekend.
  • Use of Bernina sewing machines – no need to drag your sewing machine
  • Maximum of eight students so lots of 1-2-1 attention
Experts
Charlotte Newland

Charlotte Newland

Charlotte is an all-round crafter who loves dressmaking, quilting, and knitting. She was taught to sew as a small child by her mum, grandma and schoolteachers, and now loves to pass her knowledge on to others. Charlotte was the winner of BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee 2016, and lives in London with her husband, kids, pets and sewing machines.

Itinerary

Overview

- Arrive from 3pm - 7.00pm Dinner

Overview

- 7-9am Breakfast - 10.00am-12.30pm Workshop - 12.30-1.30pm Lunch - 1.30-5pm Workshop - 7pm Dinner

Overview

- 7-9am Breakfast - 10.00-12pm Workshop - 12-1pm Lunch - 1-5pm Workshop

Perfect for Textile Lovers

Perfect for Textile Lovers

Uniquely created for textile lovers, this Stitchtopia textile holiday is the perfect way to discover fascinating fabrics and cultures, whilst travelling to some of the world’s most inspiring places. Our talented stitching expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host creative workshops with beautifully designed projects inspired by your travels.

Accommodation

You will be staying at the 4-star Staverton Hotel & Golf. 

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination. Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from

Meet us at the ship

Meet us at the ship

For complete flexibility, make your own transport arrangements to and from the ship. We will provide you with times and locations as well as some useful information for you to make your own arrangements to join your cruise.

If you require any further information to assist with your travel plans, please contact our Holiday Advisors who will be happy to help.

Meet your Coach at Dover

Meet your Coach at Dover

Travel down to Dover and jump onboard your coach for your ferry crossing.

Alternatively, travel the day before your departure and enjoy an overnight stay, with complimentary parking for the duration of your cruise, before being collected after breakfast the following morning.

Travel by Eurostar

Travel by Eurostar

Step aboard Eurostar at London St Pancras for a fast and comfortable journey to mainland Europe. You can even upgrade your reserved seat to Standard Premier – speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information. On arrival in Paris, Lille or Brussels, you will then join connecting services for your onward journey.

Travel by Air

Travel by Air

Return flights from London Heathrow with transfers to and from the ship are included in our package on our specific arrival and departure dates. We also include one item of checked in luggage per person.

If our included flights are not suitable, alternative flights may also be available from other airports on our arrival and departure dates. These may have an additional supplement and are subject to availability at the time of booking.

More flexible travel options

Travelling by Eurostar?

Travelling by Eurostar?

Why not stay overnight in London?

For those travelling from further afield, you can also book overnight accommodation in London, before and after your holiday. Speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information.

Travelling by Eurostar?

Stay overnight near the port

For an even more relaxed start to your European holiday, why not stay overnight in Dover or nearby Ashford the night before your cruise from only £65pp? All our quoted prices include car parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise and cooked breakfast the following morning. Our coach will collect you and return you to the hotel on its way to/from the port of Dover. And if you don’t want that holiday feeling to end, why not do the same on your return journey?

Departure Dates