Katie Young Gerald is a multi-award-winning designer and supplier to British hospitality and heritage brands.
As well as being the founder of Bespoke Textiles, Katie is also the author of the book The Textile Touch on ‘How Five-Star Hospitality and Heritage Brands Create Their Signature Style Through Textiles’.
Katie’s passion is for second hand and vintage-inspired collections and is known for being the voice of Style & Sustainable supply.
The 3 hour workshop will come with inspiring choice of scarves, trims and trinkets to embellish either you own jacket or one we can provide for a small fee. Do this with a group of fellow sustainable style and upcycling lovers, in an all purpose workroom and learn from upcycling clothing tutor with over 40 years of experience. You will need some sewing experience and can bring your own materials to add that special touch.
DATE and TIME
Dates to be confirmed 10 am – 1 pm
£65 or £95 including jacket
THINGS TO REMEMBER
You don’t have to bring anything but if you have a jacket in your size that you would love to update this is the best sustainable practice you could have and would save waste and money!
Scarves, trims and sparkly things will be provided but feel free to bring the things you’d love to customise on your jacket.
If you do need a denim jacket – please email email@example.com your size and preferred colour (i.e. pale denim or dark blue or charcoal – cost of jacket £30 would be added to the course fee of £65) at least 10 days before the course.
You need to know how to use a sewing machine in order to finish everything in the allocated time.
Sokha Soong received a Bachelor of Fashion in 2005 and was as Garment Technologist (Quality Controller) for many high street brands. She also worked freelance for a number of years for M&S, River Island, Monsoon, to name a few.
She has also freelanced for various brands like Nicole Farhi, French Connection UK, Oasis, and various small boutiques.
Luciana Pulcini is the founder and owner of LucianaSoul which has been based in London since 2014, officially registered in 2019. LucianaSoul (the story behind the textiles) is a concept of sustainable consumption and production. Her mission is to reduce textile waste, but also to highlight to the fashion industry – and people in general – new ways of creating a brand using existing resources. Luciana’s venture began after she observed the huge amount of clothes left on the streets of London. At the time she was homeless and had very little to wear. With her passion and natural talent plus her Italian diploma in tailoring, she developed ideas for upcycling. She also studied online courses with the British Library on building a sustainable fashion business. In 2016 Luciana was the recipient of the FDC Young Designer Award for ‘the most important alternative to fast fashion’-. She also took part in Catwalks for Disabled Girls (December 2018) at the Old Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey. In July 2019 Luciana exhibited in Italy with the NGO ‘Andes’ (National Association of Families of People with Intellectual and/or Relational Disabilities).
SUMMER TERM 2022 Wednesday 6:30pm to 9:00pm 20 April to 25 May (6 sessions) Fully Booked 8 June to 6 July (5 sessions) 5 places left
6 weeks and 5 weeks
£125 for 6 sessions £115 for 5 sessions
What you will learn
You will be introduced to the general principles and skills relating to sewing and garment making, also using a commercial pattern.
A beginners class is suitable for people with limited or no previous experience. Students must be able to understand English.
What you will need
Pen and notebook to the first lesson. The tutor will let you know what equipment you will need to bring for the following lessons. For example a basic sewing kit.
You will need to purchase a commercial pattern for the beginner’s project which will be discussed in the first week of class.
All Sewn Up, Unit 1, The Coop Centre, 11 Mowll Street, London SW9 6BG. Tel: 020 7840 0216 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of Students
You will have the use of all equipment in the workroom including: large tables, sewing machines, over-lockers, irons & metal rulers.
After the first lesson you will know what you need to bring with you which will include fabrics and your own basic sewing kit. List available at first session. Some materials can be purchased from the tutor. Price list available in the classroom.
How to Apply
Enrol in person, by post or email email@example.com Enrolment form available online or on request (by phone or email).
This course is an introduction to pattern cutting for both men and women. It is aims to give you knowledge and understanding of pattern cutting and how it is used to develop the desired designs. For this beginner’s class, you will learn to construct your own personal block. Learn how to take measurements and how to sew up your own toile, (a sample of your block made from calico)
The Block you can choose from for womenswear are: CLOSE FITTING BODICE BLOCK – Ideal for close fitted tops and dresses EASY FITTING BODICE BLOCK – Ideal for loose fitted tops and dresses THE ONE-PIECE SLEEVE BLOCK – ideal for both blocks above
The block you can choose from for menswear are: THE CLASSIC SHIRT BLOCK THE TAILORED SHIRT BLOCK – a closer fitting shirt with a wider shoulder line THE CASUAL SHIRT BLOCK THE ONE-PIECE SLEEVE – ideal for all three blocks
Entry Requirements: This course is for adult learners (18+) men and women, with no knowledge or experience in pattern cutting or sewing.
What you will gain from this course: • A bodice block/ shirt block • A one-piece sleeve block • A sample of your block made in calico (toile) • A sleeve placket and cuff sample • A collar and collar stand sample • Knowledge in how to thread and use a sewing machine • Learn how to insert a sleeve head into the armhole • Learn how to do the fitting of your toile • Learn how to make amendment to the toile and then transfer it to the block
Pattern Cutting and Sewing course, Frequently asked questions:
What do I need to bring for this course? You will need to have 1x folder, 1x mechanical pencil 0.5 or 0.7, 1x rubber and a tube storage for carrying your pattern pieces
Is this course suitable for men? This course is for both men and women adult students. They can choose to develop blocks for men or womenswear.
Will I need any pattern cutting experience for this course? You do not need any fashion pattern cutting or sewing experience for this course.
What level is this course? This course starts at beginner level when you join and will progress towards advance as you continue. You will be guided through each block that you will choose to learn each term. The pace will be flexible to the pace you are comfortable in learning. Which means you can carry on into the next term if you choose to carry on. Your tutor will do her best to guide you to be at similar pace as others in your group.
How long will it take to complete a block? It will take about 5-6 weeks for student to complete a block. They would have drafted a personal block, made up a toile, done a fitting, and make any adjustment to the block if needed.
What is a block? A block is a foundation pattern constructed to fit an average or individual figure. The designer uses a foundation pattern (block) as a basis for making the pattern for a design.
What is a toile? This is the finished block made up in calico to check the proportion and shape.
What is a pattern? A developed design drafted from block. They may include style lines, tucks, gathers, pleats or draped but still have the basic fit of the block used.
What is a sample? It is the design cut out in fabric and made up. This is an important stage for manufacture and individual to test their pattern before going into bulk production or cutting into expensive fabric for individual.
Fridays 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 22 April – 15 July 2022 Suggested donation £5 per session
There is no tutor for this session but a member of the All Sewn Up team will be present.
All Sewn Up’s Makers’ Homework Club is a calm and friendly environment where you can practise without a tutor a variety of textile-based techniques: knitting, crochet, embroidery, mending, up cycling and clothes making – bring your own projects.
ASUP students who have been inducted in the use of the sewing machine may use them.
This session is aimed at adults (18+) who are able to work without a tutor on their own projects.
Winter Term Classes Full.
More classes in January.
Register your interest on the application form.
Intermediate and advanced students will be supported in the making of garments using commercial or own patterns under the supervision and assistance of our qualified tutor.
This is a mixed level class, you will work with others at different levels.
Teaching will be in groups and on an individual one-to-one basis.
The tutor will present examples and samples and discuss the construction of your garment. There will be some demonstrations. You can practice methods taught by the tutor’s demonstrations. Students can take notes, photos of demonstrations.
This course is an intermediate level, suitable for people who have some knowledge of using a sewing machine and constructing a garment. Adult Learners 18+
Great news for the Sustainable Fashion-conscious sewer: a new one-day course to learn how to neatly and effectively jazz up and make alterations to your new or vintage garments.
Bring in a few garments that need attention – a new zip, sleeves or hems that need shortening, ribbons or lace to embellish a tired dress – and you will be given directions on how to improve or fix them.
You will do all the sewing so familiarity with a sewing machine and hand sewing is essential – you will acquire or refresh upcycle and mending techniques that will always be useful.