Workshop Calendar 2022

Whitelane workshops

Whitelane workshops have been structured to offer the beginner and intermediate sewist a safe space to explore new techniques, building upon one's own experience and previous Whitelane workshop content.

Our studio is equipped with machinery for your use (no need to bring a sewing machine) with some workshops including hard to source materials. A large bright space with large tables for cutting out your patterns, we have designed the studio with the sewist in mind.

Most workshops offered by Whitelane are limited to 5 participants to ensure adequate social distancing as per government guideline and ensure enough table space for everyone. It is also a requirement to check in using the Check In Qld app and be fully vaccinated against COVID19 to participate in workshops (unless a medical exemption applies).

We welcome keen sewists from age 15+

Located upstairs at 353 Ruthven st (no wheelchair access), we are centrally located in the Toowoomba CBD with plenty of off street parking options nearby. For those from out of town, see the Grand Central Parking link for a discounted rate, just a short stroll from the studio.

We look forward to seeing you :)

  • January

    We start the year with lingerie and vintage workshops.

    Start to build your lingerie/performance wardrobe with the Marie panties by Evie La Luve and Sierra bralette by Madalynne Intimates. The perfect beginners patterns to introduce you to lingerie construction methods.

    Every vintage wardrobe needs a staple classic skirt or two. The Stanwyck skirt by Charm patterns to the rescue. With multiple design options for pencil and circle skirts, this design will fulfil your vintage fantasies.

  • February

    Continuing our skirt workshop series and adding new workshops to the mix.

    The much anticipated Rhinestone Pasties workshop will show you how to plan your design and the best adhesives to use. With all materials included in your workshop fee.

    Be quick, places in this workshop are sure to sell out fast!

  • March

    A vintage wardrobe is incomplete without a peasant blouse, right? The Rita blouse by Charm patterns is a deliciously gathered neckline with cute sleeve options. You'll need one in every colour.

  • April

    Valentine's Day may well and truly be over for another year, but you won't need an excuse to come along to this workshop. The Valentine's set by Ohhh Lulu Sews, a sweet little three piece which we'll make over the course of a weekend.

  • May

    Winter is on its way and you'll need a fabulous coat darling!

    Enter the Princess coat by Charm patterns. Cropped to tea length, slim to lantern sleeves, this pattern truly does have it all.

    Calling all dancers - the Ember panties are the lingerie of your performance dreams! A tanga cut with lots of straps and colour blocking options.

  • June

    This is a big project folks, dedicating 4 weeks to this piece.

    We continue with the Princess coat, nailing the fit and finish of this beauty. You will truly feel like a princess in your creation.

  • July

    Let talk about petticoats.

    Deceptively simple, yet generally feared as a project.... Tulle is notoriously difficult to work with.

    Join us to unravel the mystery of this fibre and make your own masterpiece.

    We also dip into Vintage dresses with the Night & Day dress.

  • August

    From simple and sweet to vintage vamp, the Night & Day dress answers your vintage dress needs. With neckline, collar, sleeve and skirt options, you'll be able to mix and match to find your perfect style.

    Another large project, this workshop runs for 5 weeks.

  • September

    The bodysuit is a staple in a woman's wardrobe and you can't go wrong with the Fenix bodysuit by Madalynne Intimates. Beautifully colour blocked and with a plunging neckline, this is too good for underwear.

  • October

    Our last workshop for 2022, the Maris bralette and panty.

    Plunging neckline teamed with a tanga cut panty, it's the perfect early Christmas present to yourself.

  • November

    Whitelane is closed for workshops during Novmber

  • December

    Whitelane is closed from workshops doing December

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