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Ever wanted to make clothes that actually fit you.

Originally posted 5/8/2015

Ever wanted to make clothes that actually FIT YOU?
Now is your chance.
Our most popular class i for the first time being held on Saturday’s.
Starting on Saturday 8th August we have places on our 6 week course. 11-2pm

Do shop clothes not fit properly?
Do you want a vintage look, but have a modern womanly figure?
Are you a man who has been inspired by the sewing bee?
Do you just want to dress differently from the crowd?
Or are you environmentally conscious and want to learn a new skill to upcycle and “make more, spend less”?

Well this is the class for you………..
You will learn how to put your body shape onto a paper pattern, how to alter a paper pattern to fit you. Construction of a garment and a few “tricks of the trade”.
You will also get to grips with pattern language and terminology.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Don’t worry if you can’t come to all 6 classes, we are flexible and you can always fill in.

Dont delay, this class will book up.


A week at Dollys #4

Originally posted 31/7/15


After a lovely and eventful week off (well 5 days because I couldn’t stop myself from working) I feel refreshed and organised. All the accounts are up to dste, and plans for out “Home made Christmas” are underway.

Sorry to mention the “c” word, but if we’re going to make a majority of our gifts this year. We need to make a start.

On Monday we had some great new sewers in. Molly 5, Olivia 10 and Grandma Ellen. After mastering the sewing machine they made cushion cover and stuffed hanging love hearts.

Sherie was next in, she brought THE MOST amazing chocolate cakes, unfortunately they all had gone before I could get a picture. Anyway Sherie had never sewn before, but wanted to make cushions for her Kitchen sofa, and just look how well they turned out.


Monday Evening we had a meeting about our Woman Stanley exhibition piece. We put the wheels in motion and have made a great start on it. It was a lovely atmosphere. Creative women at there best. Baby Connie Dolly was pasted around for cuddles and was a charming as ever.


Cake and Craft was the busiest its ever been, both spaces being used to capacity. Great to see so many crafters getting together socialising and doing what we love.


Tuesday saw a new daytime Garment making class and the 5th class of the evening block, its great to see peoples confidence grow and we have some great garments coming together.

We also got some cool new recycled shelving fo our fabric.


Wednesday was a quiet day, and I think with the school holidays Babies cake and craft will be quiet, but lets see how it goes. Although we now have a new time of 11-1pm. this may be a little easier.


Thursday we had patchwork. some great pieces were made, Margaret had only used a sewing machine at school so after a quick refresher, she was off and made the beauty.

Vee had an embroidery commission. Remember the knitting girls? Well they are off on a hen weekend and are going in fancy dress as the Stepford Wives. Roller and all.

So there is no confusion it’s now embroidered on there pennies.


We we also have a great new groupon deal, on beginners crochet. Usually £40 now £24, but we would love you to book direct and get the same great deal.

Well that’s all for now.

TTFN love linsey #TEAMDOLLY

Groupon Crochet deal

Originally Posted 29/7/2015


We have another great Groupon offer running
Fancy learning to crochet, by Warrington’s own fibre artist?
Now is your chance……

We have a great deal running, a 3 hour crochet class for £24. over 40% discount on the usual price

You will be taught by Warrington’s own fibre artist Itchy Crochet, if you haven’t heard of her you may have heard of her crazy yarn bombing.
A bonnet on Oliver Cromwell? Hats and scarfs on the MASSIVE skittles in town. White rabbits and red roses on Alices’ tea party??
They say there is a fine line between madness and genius, if you look that up a picture of Itchy comes up 😉

Joking aside Itchy’s real name is Amanda and she has 2 great daughters, she is a great teacher and extremely patient.

Obviously the groupon is up and running, but if you would like to book direct it would be much appreciated.

The availability is.

8th 5-8pm
9th 2-5pm
14th 1-4pm
27th 6-9pm

5th 3-6pm
8th 10-1pm
17th 10-1pm 6-9pm
22nd 6-9pm
25th 10-1pm

1st 10-1pm
3rd 5-8pm
6th 2-5pm
8th 6-9pm
22nd 10-1pm
I hope you find a date suitable, and we see you soon
Thats all for now.


Picnic dresses

originally posted 25/7/2015

Picnic Dresses
With the overwelming success of our picnic dress offer, we have decided to continue the offer until the end of September, at the reduced price of £29.
All you need to do is,
Choose a fabric.
Choose a date.
Supply us with your size.
send us a copy of your groupon voucher or payment and turn up to make something amazing.
Book early because the new dates are filling up fast!!
Tuesday 11th August 2-7pm
Monday 17th August 11-4pm
Sunday 23rd August 11-4pm
Thursday 27th August 9.20-2.30
Thursday 3rd September 9.30-2.30pm
Sunday 6th September 11-4pm
Friday 11th September 12-5pm
Saturday 19th September 9.30-2.30pm
Saturday 26th September 9.30-2.30pm
Sunday 27th September 11-4pm
Tuesday 29th September 10-4pm
We also have an offer on our Garment Making Classes.
This is a 6 week long course, 3 hours a week.
In this class you learn how to sew and read from a paper pattern as well as make sense of all the pattern terminology that isn’t wrote for humans to understand 😉

If you have a creative teenager or you have some spare time during the holidays we will make sure you are finished for September so you can wear your new garment to show all your friends.

The new classes start
Tuesday 28th July 10-1pm
Saturday 8th August 11-2pm
Tuesday 11th August 7-10pm

This is are most subscribed class and I am very surpassed we are not fully booked up already, I know money is tight during the holidays, so £10 off this session.
Usually £80 for 6 weeks, Now only £70
You will need a pattern and some fabric, but if you buy from Dollys’s we will give you a great discount.

Well thats it for now, enjoy the sunshine.

TTFN Linsey #teamdolly

We are on the move

Originally Posted 12/7/15

After 4 successful months of business…..
We are on the move, the decision was out of our control, but we have found the PERFECT place.
A super bright, creative and beautiful space.
Don’t be put off by the steps at the front, we have level entry around the back.

We are moving after close tomorrow and re open on Monday for business as usual. #teamdolly will pull out all the stops, bigger better dolls is just around the corner. 5 minuet stroll from the old shop and plenty of cheap parking across the road.

Come in say Hi. the kettle will be on.
TTFN #teamdollyWe are on the move

Groupon Deal

Originally Posted 28/5/2015
Groupon Deal
We currently have a great deal on Groupon, we wanted to give you the heads up.
So you can book direct, and get the same great deal.
Payments can be made in the shop or via PayPal. Give us your dress size and fabric choice.
We will have everything ready for you to come and enjoy 5 hours sleep of creating a beautiful unique garment.


Needle Felting

Originally posted 21/5/2015

Needle Felting
Get involved, meet new friends, learn a new skirt
Here at Dolly’s we are really proud to be now offering needle felting.
Needle felting is the art of turning wool into something beautiful, by working the wool until it becomes felt. Then it can be moulded and moved into whatever you choose.
We will be starting this class with Hares.


Classes are £30 that includes everything you need to get started and the inspiration to make beautiful things.
Classes are 1-4pm 18th June and 11-2pm 28th June

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

TTFN love #teamdolly