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C200201-Clone your Closet at MCDC

  • Clone your Closet at MCDC

    £49.50per half metre

    Date & Time: Sat 1 Feb 2020, 13.15-17.15

    Sessions: 1

    Tutor: Jeanette Archer

    Places Remaining: 6

    Skill level: Advanced Beginner

    Venue: Manchester Craft and Design Centre

    Stock: 6



    You know THAT item in your wardrobe? It’s your wear-it-every-day, so-blimmin-comfortable, wish-I’d-bought-three absolute favourite. But it has seen better days and you’re feeling anxious about its inevitable demise. Well now you can clone that clothing!

    Based at The Manchester Craft and Design Centre in the heart of the Northern Quarter, you’ll find like-minded classmates; expert tutors and the Oak St. Cafe Bar to grab a cappuccino before your class starts!

    Our expert dressmaker, Jeanette Archer, will teach you how to take copies of your favourite garments without having to hack them to pieces, be they dresses, t-shirts, trousers or skirts.

    You'll learn how to trace your garment and recognise the basic shapes that make up a paper pattern, transfer details like darts, pleats, pockets etc. and add information like notches, grain-lines and labelling to go home with a complete hand drafted copycat pattern. 

    As this is not a beginner’s workshop, you must already have some experience on a sewing machine or have attended one of our Beginner sewing workshops. Some knowledge of sewing patterns would be an added bonus but not essential.

    If the above date is not suitable or sold out, please have a look at our alternative dates or contact us with the course name and we will get in touch if a place becomes available or when the next date goes on sale.


    What to bring for Clone your Closet  

    You’ll need to bring one or two existing garments from your ‘closet’ along to the course, and you’ll choose just one to trace on the day. Please do not bring anything too large or with lots of parts, for example a ball gown or shirt, as there will not be enough space or time to complete.

    All materials and equipment are supplied for this workshop and are included in the price.


    Refreshments can be brought into the workshop, Oak St. Cafe Bar is next to the classroom, tell them you are on a workshop and you will get 10% off.


    Manchester Craft and Design Centre Venue Information including directions and parking.

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