Crisell Designs

  Fashion Tuition


2019 Group classes  at "Nesting Needles" in Coramba

Classes and times for 2019. Some classes have started, others are still waiting for enrolments to start. Most classes you can join at any time just contact Vivienne for information.


Wednesday mornings 9.30am - 12.30pm.

In this class we cover topics to enhance your garments and make them unique; such as tucks, pleating, applique, machine and hand embroidery, bias work, lace making, beading, slashing, quilting, up-cycling, piecing, dyeing and printing.

Each month is a new topic in which different techniques are demonstrated and you can try samples, then apply to the garment of your choice.

 Contact me now to join in the fun.


Bring your own Project 

Friday afternoons 1-4pm.

This is a class where I help you create your individual garment projects. I can give guidance in selecting, fitting and altering patterns to you, then help you cut and professionally assemble and finish your garments. All levels are catered for. There are cutting tables, machines and overlockers or you can bring your own.

 Contact me to join in this class.

 Design a Capsule Wardrobe

Wednesday Mornings 9.30 am - 12.30 pm 

Fridays afternoons 1-4pm

This class combines fashion design and drawing with patternmaking and dressmaking techniques. Firstly you design your garment pieces and draw up a design board. Then we select appropriate fabrics and create the patterns. Garments are cut and carefully assembled to a professional finish. This is all done with my expert guidance. On completion you will have a new capsule wardrobe ready to wear. New students can easily join in at any time.


Beginners Patternmaking

Friday Mornings 9.30 - 12.30 pm

In this class I will help you create a set of individual blocks constructed to fit your body. We use these blocks to make different pattern designs for skirts, tops, dresses and trousers.  All techniques such as square blocking, pivoting, contour sectioning are taught, as you create individual  patterns for your new wardrobe, test the fit and select appropriate fabrics to assemble them. This class started in February. You may join this class to learn techniques, the construction of blocks however will require private help to catch up.


Size of Classes-

The classes are kept to a maximum of 8 students to guarantee individual attention and guidance.

Cost of Classes-

$45 for a three hour class paid each week in class.

If you pay for a Month up front the cost lowers to $36 per three hour class.