No Patterns Needed

Saturday 18 March 2017 / 10:45am–4:30pm (Fully Booked)


A DIY couture workshop

If you want to sew your own clothes but are put off by the idea of cutting out pattern pieces covered with dotted lines and symbols, this is the workshop for you. Using the tutor Rosie Martin’s innovative method from her book No Patterns Needed participants will spend the day making the stylish Deco Dress starting from just a rectangle of fabric and some basic body measurements.

Students start by learning how to take the relevant measurements and then manipulate the basic rectangular shape to create a stylish piece of clothing all the while learning the basics of pattern cutting without a pattern!

Equipment and basic sewing materials will be provided. Students will need to bring their own fabric to make the dress. Fabrics should be woven and have some drape such as cotton sateen, rayon, any kind of crepe, viscose twill, georgette or any polyester with a good drape. Students will need 2-3m of a 150cm wide fabric. If you would like to discuss how much you will need please email The Deco Dress is a loose dress with kimono sleeves and sections of gathering at the skirt waist.

Rosie Martin is the director of creative fashion label DIYcouture, which showcases her signature method of explaining sewing with colourful, visual instructions. Rosie also runs clothes-making workshops in London. She has also styled and made costumes for music videos on both sides of the Atlantic and worked as a machinist for Kylie Minogue’s dance troupe.

Level: Participant’s will need to know how to use a sewing machine.
No Patterns Needed will be available to purchase in the museum shop.

Price: £80 including some materials exhibition entry.

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