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ALL THINGS DOLLY

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'SEW YOUR OWN' KITS

We believe that sewing is a fundamental skill and a total workout for your creativity, and at times, stickability!

 

Whether you’re a total beginner or fully fledged seamster our kits are designed to guide you seamlessly towards a finished garment and all the satisfaction and pride that comes with it.

 

We use deadstock, or I prefer ‘rescued’, fabric to custom make your pattern-free kit.

 

The styles are versatile for longevity and easy-fit for total making satisfaction.

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CLASSES

We are a Sustainable Clothing Hub which means we like to get together. So all our kits are classes as well.

Come and join us and we’ll help you on your sewing journey. Whether you're a complete beginner, would love to make a kit but need some hand-holding or simply want to hang out with others after all this time.

 

I’ll also show you how to tinker, adapt and put your personal touch on your DOLLY Kit.

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Make it . Mend it . Keep it. Wear it .

Diana Uprichard is the founder of Dolly Clothing. An experienced designer, seamstress and teacher, Diana believes that sewing is nourishment for the soul.

 

From the Dolly studio in central Lewes, Diana designs and sells her own sustainable cut-out and ready-to-sew clothing kits and ready-made collection. She also runs sewing classes and provides a bespoke alteration service.

A dedicated campaigner for sustainable fashion, Diana leads the Dolly team in awareness-raising campaigns and events. Designed to inform and inspire, Dolly’s events explore why our clothes are costing the earth and what we can each do to be the change.

 

Diana’s vision for a sustainable fashion future is built on her belief that there’s a wealth of power in a tiny needle and thread.

 

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ABOUT US

 

 
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WHAT'S COMING UP?

 

The Great Dolly Clothes Swap

Saturday 23rd April
3-6pm
at Depot
 
£6 – bring what you can, take what you like

 

It’s Fashion Revolution Week!

Let’s get swapping instead shopping and let big brands know we won’t stand for unregulated exploitation and waste in the garment industry.

The Fashion Revolution Week campaign has become the largest fashion activism movement in the world. And we’re part of it.

Join the revolution at Depot on Saturday 23rd April from 3-6pm in the Studio Room.

 

Here’s how the DOLLY Clothes Swap works:

• Drop off your swaps in advance from 20th April onwards at the DOLLY Shop or Depot box office, or bring them with you on the day.

• Tickets cost £6 and are available via Depot’s box office or at www.lewesdepot.org/clothes-swap 

• As always, we invite you to bring what you can and take what you like.

• Diana will be on hand to answer any and all questions about how to tailor your new-to-you finds to fit you perfectly.

 

Grab yourself a ticket and we’ll see you there!

Diana, Mica & The Team at Depot

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DOLLY SEW FOR GOOD

DOLLY Scrub Hub has become DOLLY Sew For Good!

Want to sew?  Visit the Dolly Sew For Good page for more information.

Here is where you can donate.

 

DOLLY ALTERATIONS, KITS AND SEWING CLASSES
3 North Court, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2AR

 

Our studio is in the bustling old quarter of Lewes, just off Cliffe High Street. Nestled amongst the antiques shops, cafes and quirky independent stores, our new location is right next to super convenient parking on Phoenix Causeway.

Drop in and see Diana as usual with your mending and alterations:

 

 

EASTER WEEKEND OPEN TIMES

GOOD FRIDAY - CLOSED
SATURDAY - 10am-4pm
EASTER SUNDAY - CLOSED
MONDAY - CLOSED

OPEN TIMES

TUESDAY   10am - 4pm
WEDNESDAY   Open for CLASSES
THURSDAY   10am - 4pm
FRIDAY   10am - 4pm
SATURDAY   10am - 5pm
SUNDAY   Closed
MONDAY   Closed
Closed for lunch 12.30-1pm