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Design a garment crash course

workshop

Design a garment crash course

Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
workshop

Design a garment crash course

workshop

Design a garment crash course

Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

I would love to share a day with you to help you make & create a design of your very own. In the time we will spend together I will show you the basic tools that you will need to drape and create your garment. If needed, I will give you a 1 hour crash course on how to use a sewing machine then once you have familiarised yourself with the equipment that you will use to make your garment we will then browse through a fashion style book that will give you some inspiration and you will jot down your ideas. Don’t worry if you can’t draw, we have some ready made body form templates that makes the process so much more fun (not forgetting easier) Once you have decided on a style, shape etc then we will take your measurements and get to work on creating a Muslin pattern through the art of pattern draping. From a mannequin draped pattern we will create a ready to wear Toile where you can try it on for size and tweak the shape, length and fit to suit your body shape. From muslin fit, we will then go on to create your very own finished garment design.

Your host

Learn more about Nicola

Nicola

I am a Garment Designer/ Dressmaker who has 20 years of sewing & designing experience. I have worked with DAKS, Marks & Spencer’s Lingerie, Levi’s and I currently own my own first floor design studio in the heart of our lovely market town of Newent. My day to day job is designing and making customer’s dressmaking orders. I also offer a clothing alterations service one day a week.

What's included

Food
Lunch. Homemade cookies A high tea will be provided. Free tea & coffee will also be provided .

Where you'll be

We will be mostly indoors for the duration of the course but if people would like to take a break to visit the fabric shop just around the corner then we can all go together.

This experience is available starting April 18, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until Friday 3 April due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Some sewing experience may be useful but not at all necessary.

More tips

Sewing machines, adjustable mannequins, tools lunch, tea and coffee are provided. Fabrics are limited so customersare advised to bring their own.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Nicola
Design a garment crash course
New experience
From £125/person
New experience
From £125/person