Turning Cloth Into Clothing

It’s all happening at Studio on Main! A colourful and vibey dressmaking and accessory studio run by a group of friendly women, offering you a little bit of glitz, glam and a whole lot of glitter. Cheryl and Jubheyda will assist you through the entire process of creating your special outfit. The ladies offer everything from alterations to off-the-peg (custom made) garments, specializing in the finer attires such as wedding gowns and evening wear. The studio also has a small range of ready-to-wear clothing on sale. Budding seamstresses can hone their skills at a sewing course offered at the Studio, covering all of the basics of dressmaking, from start to finish.

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When Studio on Main business owner Cheryl Trueman took the plunge and relocated from Eersterivier to Die Dam just outside Gansbaai, a whole new exciting chapter of her life began. Cheryl has always loved dressmaking and had a thriving home industry back in the city which she had run from her garage. It made sense to open something similar here in her newly adopted hometown. Cheryl is passionate about Gansbaai and Die Dam, which is evident in her latest endeavour, offering sewing lessons and courses. Other than teaching a skill that she loves, Cheryls wants to empower students so that they too can earn a living offering a service that is constantly sought after.



Dressmaking and Alterations:

The sewing team at Studio on Main offer a highly personalised dressmaking experience and their main aim is to turn each and every one of their clients into modern day Cinderellas. Whether it’s a wedding dress, evening gown or general casual wear, Cheryl and Jubheyda will work their magic from the initial consultation to discuss patterns and fabric right through to the final fitting when they unveil your finished garment. An after sales service is also offered to tweak your outfit if need be.

Cheryl offers a clothing alteration service too, so that you don’t have to stress about hems, missing buttons and ill-fitting clothing. The team will work their magic to make your unwearables, wearable, so that you will always look your best. The team work on a wide range of fabrics and are able to stitch on anything, even lycra and leather.

Prices are quoted based on the specific needs of each customer, generally ranging from R60 for small alterations to R750 for occasion dresses, such as matric ball gowns.

Sewing Courses and Lesson:

Cheryl offers sewing courses and classes at Studio on Main. There is an intensive 15 day course which covers everything you will need to know about basic dressmaking from start to finish. The course includes patterns and the materials to make a garment and will cover topics such as how to read a pattern and select the ideal fabric, basic sewing and finishing off of a garment . Students will receive a certificate on completion of the course. Shorter classes are also on offer. Contact Studio on Main for more information.



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