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Vintage Costume Workshops

 

Do you love the roaring twenties? Adore the jazzy thirties? Do you yearn for the fabulous forties? Join costume designer Socks Rolland for a sewing experience like no other. You’ll be learning to design and make your own bespoke vintage costume pieces, inspired by some of the most beautiful decades in fashion.

Immerse yourself in the history of the era and gain new skills in sewing. Fall back in love with your old accessories - bring your forgotten or damaged vintage scarves, beads and jewellery, and give them a new lease of life. There will be tea and cake and tunes of the times!

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We have two courses, both of which are suitable for beginners and intermediates:

 

10 Week Course

Starts Tuesday 20th January - 31st March 2015. 10am- 1pm.

Price: £264.00 per person - Includes materials, tea and cake

Where: Impact Arts, The Printworks, 66 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QZ

Don’t forget to bring your own accessories too!

To book your place please contact ksmith@impactarts.co.uk or call 0141 575 3001. Payment can be made through Paypal or in cash at the first workshop.


Intensive 2 Day Course

Starts Saturday 31st January & Sunday 1st February 2015. 10am- 4pm.

Where: Impact Arts, The Printworks, 66 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QZ

£180 per person - Price includes basic materials, tea, cake and lunch

Don’t forget to bring your own accessories too!

To book your place please contact ksmith@impactarts.co.uk or call 0141 575 3001. Payment can be made through Paypal or in cash at the first workshop.


10 Week Course Outline

Week One: Introduction to the history of fashion, design and sewing

Our first workshop will include everything you need to know about the history of fashion, looking at the eras that will inspire the sewing projects. You’ll learn the basics of sewing, understanding materials, as well as design your own vintage costume pieces!

Weeks Two - Four: The Roaring Twenties!

In weeks two, three and four, you’ll be learning how to make a Gatsby–inspired flapper headband, a cabaret fascinator, and a beautiful faux-fur peter pan collar.

Week Five - Seven: The Jazzy Thirties!

The next block is centred around the Thirties. You’ll be learning how to make a gorgeous Art Deco clutch bag - Ginger Rogers eat your heart out!

Week Eight - Ten: The Fabulous Forties!

‘Make Do and Mend’ was the motto of the era. Bring along your old vintage scarves and jewellery to make your very own 1940's style war-time hat.

You will take home 1 or 2 items per each era - if you are a fast worker you will come away with as many as 6 beautiful handmade items, and the skills to create more at home!

 

Intensive Course Outline

The two day programme will include a brief introduction to the styles of each era - from the Twenties to the Forties. You will then select 2/3 items you would like to make out of the 6 on offer over the weekend.

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