Tag Archives: Dress Making

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 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) …

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

Liberty: Fabric Resource

Image Credit: Liberty

Image Credit: Liberty

Liberty offer an online selection of new and iconic print fabrics in cotton jersey, cotton lawn and silk. The cotton lawn is very light weight and would be difficult to use in terms of drape; however both the jersey and silk qualities will drape well. You can order samples directly with the London store on 0207 734 1234.

Instructions for Taking Measurements

© Luxury of Labour 2009

© Luxury of Labour 2009

1. Shoulder to Shoulder: Only needed for dress with sleeves. This is the width of your shoulder.  

2. Bust: not your bra size! Take the tape around your back and bring it  across the fullest part of your bust. Your arms should be relaxed, down at your sides. You must wear a bra when taking this measurement.

a. Strapless: (or upper bust) just above your bust.

 3. Waist: this is the smallest part of your waist. Typically it’s an inch or so above your belly button; also known as the natural waistline.

 4. Hips: this is the widest part of your hips, across the hipbone. Measurement is taken approximately seven inches below the natural waistline.

 5. Length from Back: length from centre back at the nape of your neck to required length. You should stand upright without your shoes and your feet should keep together.

 6. Length from Front: Let the tape drape across your bust to the front and drop naturally to the waist – take a second measurement from waist to required length.

 7. Upper Arm Perimeter: Only needed for style with sleeves. Take the tape around your upper arm and bring it across the fullest part of your arm.

 8. Shoulder to Wrist: Only needed for style with sleeves.

 9. Neck Perimeter: Only needed for styles with roll neck or necklace.

 10. Height without Shoes: From head to feet without shoes.