Crafting shirts with Jane McCann and Sirpa Mörsky
29 July @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm£65
Associated with the ‘Wool Works’ exhibition which opens at Craft NI Gallery on July 7, this workshop will be lead by Jane McCann together with visiting practitioner Sirpa Mörsky from Finland.
The focus of this workshop will be on shirts – to produce garment shapes from a basic shirt block for on-going development that may be:
- Enduring style as opposed to transient fast fashion
- Adaptable to different end uses from casual workwear to the exotic
- Ageless and inclusive: Sized to the style preference of the wearer
- Offering potential for embellishment and personalisation
- Suitable for domestic machine sewing – or potentially hand sewn.
Pattern style adaption:
Introduction to practical pattern block adaptation for a range of styles:
For example, adaptation can: Elongate / Crop / Gather / Flare etc.
Typical adaptations may include: Workwear Jacket/ Smock/ Shirt Dress.
Guidance on fabric selection and potential for embellishment and personalisation
Brief reference to methods of joining of seams
Please bring: 2 / 3 metres calico
Please select light, medium or heavy weight calico dependent on style preference to be developed. (NB: Medium weight calico will be available for participants to buy if necessary)
- Set square – if available and/or Ruler – if available
- Pattern Tracing Wheel – would be helpful!
- Tape measure
- Pencils (Soft and Hard) and Pencil sharpener
- Paper scissors and Fabric scissors
- Pins, Needles, and thread
Participants: (Maximum 4) (Not suitable for under 16)
Those with a love of timeless clothing, with an interest in textiles and simple shirts/ workwear and some basic experience in sewing / making.
Please note: the cost of he workshop does not include calico, this will be extra if buying from host; please bring a packed lunch: coffee and tea will be provided.
Booking: please contact firstname.lastname@example.org