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Dress Making Workshop: Sunday 16 May

This initial workshop will work towards developing an individual design brief for your ‘dress’ based on our unique pattern block; we will cover  developing a personal look, an introduction to fabrics, texture and colour palettes and sizing.  If you can bring along a sketch or notebook and five favourite objects – these can be garments, images, objects, technology or media – old or new – whatever you love! and magazines you don’t mind ripping up (we will also provide magazines/imagery) …

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Fashion Drawing Template

Fashion Drawing Block

© Luxury of Labour 2009

To download and print this image in any size …  click on the image to open a high resolution version (it will open in a separate window).  In this window right-click and save the image to your hard drive or desktop; from there you should be able to double-click to open in your default image editor and print either A4or the size you require in Black & White from there.

Dress Making Workshop 2: 7th March

Week 2:  This week we will start with reviewing your mood boards – if possible photograph and post onto the blog  (using the comments response box) your 5 items from week one or bring images or the key items which form the starting point for your individual dress design.

We aim to cover pattern making and the sewing introduction this week.  If you have your own machine which you want to familiarise yourself with – please bring it along – and we’ll work out a way to manage the space!  The sewing introduction will include : threading your machine and filling a bobbin, sewing fabric  and seaming –  if you wish to practice on a particular fabric, please bring with you.  Demo’s may  include : overlocking, hemming, pockets, zips, setting in a sleeve, lining, buttons and button holing and hand finishing .

Our aim is to try and tailor our approach to your individual requirements – but remember there are only 5 weeks and we want beautiful finished dresses – so if you can bring your toile or final fabric this week the faster we can progress to pattern cutting! If in any doubt about how much fabric to buy post the width on the blog and we’ll let you know.

Summary of what to bring: Week 2

  • Mood Boards
  • Imagery of/or Key Items from Week 1 (5 Loved Objects)
  • Sewing Machine (if you wish to use your own machine)
  • Fabric Scissors if you have them (we will also provide scissors for your use)
  • Toile/Final Fabric and matching thread (N.B. if you are planning to overlock you will need x4 reels of thread)

Dress Making Workshop 1: 28th February

Inspiration Board from previous Workshop

Inspiration Board from previous Workshop

This initial workshop will work towards developing an individual design brief for your ‘dress’ based on our unique pattern block; we will cover  developing a personal look, an introduction to fabrics, texture and colour palettes and sizing.  If you can bring along a sketch or notebook and five favourite objects – these can be garments, images, objects, technology or media – old or new – whatever you love! and magazines you don’t mind ripping up (we will also provide magazines/imagery) …

Be Convinced!

Steph Dress: Model: Tina LVB Models

Steph’s fabulous dress from Workshop One.

Luxury of Labour Dress-Making Workshop II

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LUXURY of LABOUR™:   Dress-Making Workshop

Che Camille: Floor 6, Argyll Chambers, 34 Buchanan Street, Glasgow

Due to the success of the last ‘Luxury of Labour’ workshops we are running a further series of five workshops designed to celebrate the art of dress-making. Create, cut and make – your own individual dress design from our pattern block. The workshop is suitable for all levels – no experience is required.

Dates: Sundays: 28th February – 28th March

Time: 2-5 pm

Cost: £110 for the series of five workshops.

The course will introduce all aspects of fashion design through to dress making including:

  • Developing your personal ‘mood board’
  • Introduction to fabrics and colour palettes
  • Pattern cutting and sample making
  • Sewing techniques
  • Fabric selection
  • Dress-making and finishing

Sorry SOLD OUT

Please contact:

threads@checamille.com or call 0141 221 9620 to be wait-listed.

Or, for further information please contact: lynn@luxuryoflabour.co.uk

Workshop Follow-Up: Sunday 1st November

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'Luxury of Labour': Workshop

We will be holding a follow up day on Sunday 1st November at Che Camille; 11.30 – 5.30. You can come for the entire day or drop in whichever suits you. This is a perfect opportunity to either complete your dress or start a new project! The cost is £20 per person and Roz will be on-hand for specialist advice. If you would like to come along, please e mail me lynn@luxuryoflabour.co.uk to confirm.

If you have finished your dress please feel free to pop in and show us as it would be great to get some photographs of the final garments.

Roz is also available for one-to-one’s at a special rate of £10 per/hour for ‘Luxury of Labour’ workshop praticipants, if you would like to discuss this with Roz, please contact her directly on 0141 221 9620