This class offers a chance to go through your wardrobe and drawers and find items that you might not be wearing because a fixing is broken, or a hem lifting, perhaps your body shape has changed or you've bought a vintage item or picked up a charity shop fnd that needs to be modified or maybe something just needs to be revamped and embellished to give it a new lease of life!
During the session you will learn some simple alteration techniques picked up by 'Fabrications' Barley Massey during her 15 years of working freelance in wardrobe for Film and TV. Barley will also tailor the session according to the garments brought in and what you'd like to do to them!
Depending on the nature of the alteration, you should be able to complete 1 - 3 garments, but you are welcome to bring in additional garments to get advice on.
Basic sewing skills (hand and machine) required to make the most of the session. If you are new to sewing and don't feel ready to embark on working on garments directly, we recommend booking in for the whole day and participating in the morning session "Introduction to garment alterations". A discount is offered when you book the full day!
On completion of the class participants will confidently be able to:
- Know how to lift a hem, sort out a lining
- Understand how to take seams in or out
- Apply darts and gathering to reduce volume and shape to your body
- Be able to complete simple repairs such as sewing on a button, patch a hole
- Undertake re - vamping and embellishment ideas such as adding a binding, decoration, applique, embroidery
- Look at old clothes in a whole new way!
YOU WILL REQUIRE: Bring along items of clothing from your wardrobe in need of altering, repairing or a new lease of life! All additional haberdashery provided and use of 'Brother' sewing machines, scissors etc.
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