The early months of each New Year are often spent working on resolutions and trying to shed the aftermath of the holiday feeding frenzy! But this year I’m working on two important resolutions (that I will most likely abandon by early April) spending a bit more time doing my cardio routine (shopping in stores instead of online for clients) and taking on a new hobby. I researched some lesser known or forgotten art forms that are still being taught in the DFW area and decided these would be a great new hobby for myself. They all are so fun and unique that you will want to try them all with me!
Dress Making & Sewing
Bernina of Plano
2400 Avenue K
Plano, Texas 75074
Bernina of Dallas
12801 Midway Rd. LBJ, Suite 410
Dallas, Texas 75244
As a wardrobe consultant, dressmaking and sewing are of particular interest to me; however, my fashion skills are focused around selecting the perfect pieces for my clients, not creating them. Since my sewing skills are so very beginner, I decided to find a sewing class that could help me learn the basics of clothing construction. The Bernina Sewing Centers of Plano & Dallas offer a wide range of sewing courses, from dress making to heirloom work. They also offer private lessons and even have classes for children. Best of all, the “Sew Easy Lounge” is limited to four students at a time for hands on help with the sewing basics or a particularly difficult sewing project. Classes range from $24 to $72.
The Flower Market
2733 W. 7th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
If you like to get creative with your centerpieces and love to fill your home with flowers, this is the perfect new hobby for you. One of my girlfriends recently attended a floral arranging class at the Flower Market in Fort Worth and loved it. She left the class with three different floral arrangements that she created herself. The total price for the class was $50, but it is well worth it considering the amount of information you learn and the beautiful arrangements you get to keep! You may decide to start your own little side business for arranging wedding flowers!
The Flower Market also offers scheduled demonstrations throughout the year on topics like creating holiday floral arrangements and building wreaths. This is a forgotten art that could easily give your home a lovely and lush pick-me-up!
Let’s Art Party – Plano
1035 E. 15th Street
Plano, Texas 75643
Let’s Art Party – Fort Worth
4806 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
If you love to paint or just want to take your girls’ night out in a new direction, Let’s Art Party is the perfect place to learn a new hobby and have a really good time. Let’s Art Party is a BYOB instructional painting class. Classes range from 10 to 60 people, and your fear of art may be subsided by enjoying your favorite wine while painting!
Don’t forget to look at Let’s Art Party’s online schedule to select your preferred date, time and picture. Each class offers varied paintings so that you can select the piece that you like best. Let’s Art Party also offers private events for birthdays, bachelorette parties and more. Contact Let’s Art Party through their website for pricing information.
I’m going to try my hand at all three of these this year, what forgotten art will you be taking up as a hobby?
Lauren Bailey is the owner of Flawlessly Fashioned, a wardrobe consulting and personal shopping business based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She works with clients of all ages, helping them to develop a flawless wardrobe that fits their lifestyle and career preferences. Learn more about Lauren at www.flawlesslyfashioned.com and follow her on Flawlessly Fashioned’s Facebook page for daily fashion tips.