Restyling and repurposing preloved clothes (13 -17 years)

Join designer Dionne Gooding for a workshop exploring how to restyle and repurpose your preloved clothes over and over again.

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
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This 2 and a half hour workshop will cover how to cut garments responsibly, how to prepare fabrics for applique, how to bond and sew fabrics together and inspiration for re-using your restyled garments.

All designs will be created by sewing letter, shapes, or motifs onto garments, using applique technique.

This workshop is for Young People aged 13-17.

Bookings include a ticket visit to the Africa Fashion exhibition independently, before or after the workshop.

You can book a ticket to join the afternoon workshop here. The afternoon workshop is for Young People aged 18 - 26.

Please get a parent or guardian to download the brochure on this page (located above the "Book Now" button) and email the completed form to before the event.

Dionne Gooding is founder of London based brand ‘Dionne Gooding’. Dionne’s fashion journey started with footwear after receiving funding from The Princes Trust. However due to the pandemic Dionne pivoted into crafting hand-made, fun casual pieces, using African print fabric with a London edge.

The brand was recently commissioned to design a range for Selfridges using fabric off-cuts and preloved clothes. Here she created a playful collection inspired by St. Mortiz and LA whilst embodying the brands African print DNA.

‘Dionne Gooding’ offers a range of statement garments as well as a custom-made service where customers can bring their dreams to life.

The V&A Young People’s Programme is supported by the Daniel Howard Foundation.

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