Japanese Kimono Silk Nightwear Line 'Twilight'

Japanese Kimono                         ‘Twilight’ Silk Nightwear Line

More than ever, people want to get creative and make things that show off their talents at the same time producing unique fashions and gifts. There was a time where we learned the skills of sewing as children through watching our mother’s and grandmother’s busily making new dresses for the girls and waistcoats for the boys, or knitting each child a sweater for the winter months. This is not the case anymore, as careers and the need to work to bring in the money has forced the culture to change.

A sweater for everyone! My Granny also knitted all our baby shawls...

A sweater for everyone! My Granny also knitted all our baby shawls…

Pattern Cutting & Sewing Workshop

Pattern Cutting & Sewing Workshop

For some years now, I have been working with individuals to help them gain the skills to help them be creative and proud of their efforts. I notice that many have some experience but that it was so long ago, they need a refresher course or they want to take their skills to the next level.


Katrina sewing up a fully lined fitted waistcoat

Katrina sewing up a fully lined fitted waistcoat


I currently offer private tuition, working one-to-one teaching fashion skills through individual classes, courses and personal projects. The benefit of working together without a group is that I can work at the right speed for you and tailor the experience to your learning needs.





my younger self producing soft furnishings in the 90's

my younger self producing soft furnishings in the 90’s

Have a look at our Classes and Courses page. Just click it on the menu above.

If you would like to learn some new skills or refresh your existing ones please contact me, Moira Thomson on:
mobile: 07715649423
email: designwithmoira@gmail.com


5 Responses to Home

  1. Alice McKain says:

    Hi Moira do you run any courses on a Monday evening?

    • modi101 says:

      Hi Alice,

      Greatest apologies for this very late reply. I am currently working at Edinburgh College of Art and unable to run courses at this time.

      I hope you have found another class that you can attend!

      Thank you for being in touch.

      Best Wishes


  2. modi101 says:

    Attention Attention
    Moira is gearing up to roll out Design and Textile Classes in the New Year 2020!

    This is one-to-one tuition where Moira works directly to your learning needs. Whether you are refreshing your skills or a complete beginner, Moira can help.

    “I really enjoyed passing on fashion design skills to some high school pupils who were preparing for College and University Fashion Design Courses. Knowing how to draft patterns and sewing construction techniques added to their confidence when making application.”

    All ages and stages are welcome!

    Classes are based in Dalkeith, just south of Edinburgh and 1hr from Glasgow.

    You can contact Moira for further information on: thomson_moira@yahoo.co.uk
    Get in touch!

    Thank you for your interest!

  3. Sarah Miller THT says:

    Hi what are the courses your doing recently I need a sewing/dress making course I am a complete beginner 🙂

    • modi101 says:

      Hi Sarah,
      I teach Pattern Cutting and Garment Construction and have many sewing classes to help you get started.

      I am now based in Dalkeith which is just south on Edinburgh. Where are you? If you can email me your reply to thomson_moira@yahoo.co.uk then I will catch it quickly.

      Best Wishes


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