i am delighted to have heard about a new sewing studio located in downtown ann arbor! nonpareil studio was opened by michelle moenssen in october 2010.
nonpareil studio offers many sewing classes for all skill levels, as well as open studio hours where you can use the in-house equipment! there are classes on pattern drafting, alterations, garment making, and more. check the class schedule to see class descriptions and times. the classes look great! (not that i want to deter you from taking the basic sewing class i teach at blue house ann arbor! wink wink.) to complement the slew of sewing courses, there are also classes on felting, weaving and doll making.
in addition to running the studio, teaching classes and offering tailoring, moenssen also creates custom tailored shirts as nonpareil shirt company and moenssen wearable art. her prior experience includes time as an elizabethan costume designer, running metropolitan tailoring in birmingham for 10 years, and she is now an active secretary on the board of the ann arbor fiberarts guild.
be sure to also have a peek at the the studio blog, with notes about the classes and various projects.
happy sewing to all!