Op shops are full of large men’s jackets. In this workshop we will transform a shapeless form into a well fitting, stylish little number inspired by the hacking jacket. You won’t need to be a 19th century gentleman checking your estate on horseback to enjoy it. It will look just as fetching for outdoor cinema going, cycling, coffee shop trawling or viewing the wildflowers.
Susie and Trish will take you through the process of taking the jacket apart and altering it into a softer, more fitted style. We will show you how to refit the sleeves, alter the shoulder width, add darts and pleats, and shorten it. We will then add embellishment with embroidery and appliqué.
Basic sewing skills required.
Dates: 10 & 11 November, 2018
Time: 10am-4pm daily with a 30 minute break
Fee: $369pp includes silks, threads, wool, needles and pins + booking fee. Book via Eventbrite.
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Limited accommodation is available in dormitory style rooms at $45pp/n. To book, email: email@example.com.
Materials: Bring along an op shop men’s jacket that is too big for you, dressmaking pins, small scissors for unpicking, hand sewing needles and any treasured pieces of fabric that you would like to use for appliqué, along with your sewing machine and a dress stand if you have one. We will have some fabrics to buy for approx $10
About the Tutors:
Trish Bygott. An icon of the Perth art scene, Trish is one of WA’s foremost textile artists, producing exquisite handcrafted and styled garments from her Wray Avenue studio, Madam Bukeshla, in Fremantle. Spending anytime with Trish is a journey of wonder, magic and high creativity.
Susie Vickery. Susie worked for many years as a theatrical costumier in London, specialising in period men’s tailoring. She worked as a men’s tailor with the Royal Shakespeare Company, English National Opera and the Royal National Theatre. She then freelanced for several years, making for many West End musicals including Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera. She teaches 19th Century tailoring as a guest lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne and runs embroidery and sewing workshops in the UK and Fremantle.