Based on the pdf pattern designed exclusively for the V&A, this workshop will take you beyond the basics, showing you how to fit, customise and construct your own shift dress. On day one, you will tour the exhibition with the tutors, picking out Quant’s iconic design and construction details that you can use to customise your own design. You will then learn how to construct a pdf pattern, make any necessary fit adjustments and how to customise collars, pockets and sleeves. On day two, you will construct your dress, using machine and hand sewing techniques, including how to insert a zip and work with facings.
Calico will be provided to make a toile version of the dress, however if you would like to work on a finished garment, please bring 3 metres of material with you. All other materials will be provided. Workshop includes entry to the exhibition.