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Experience hosted by Claire

2.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
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Up to 2 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

Come over to my East London studio and learn a new skill that creates something you will use for life. Meet new friends or come as a group into this inspiring environment where you will ease you into the day.
Design: After a short intro chat we will make up the shirt pattern you wish to leave with. Using a basic block that fits best to your measurements we will make the changes necessary to incorporate the design details towards the final silhouette. Bringing all your ideas to life, and please do this research before the day.
Over a light vegetarian mezze lunch we will chat sustainable living and pick out cloth from my own stash to make your dress in.
Make: This is followed by the cutting and construction of your dress. Everything is sewn with a machine even any buttons with the chance to have your initials embroidered on too, if you wish.
The day will end with your completed dress that your made 100% using cloth that is environmentally friendly. You get to keep the design and all of the paper pattern pieces that made up your dress, for future garments.
Other things to note
The creative space is shared, there maybe some noise from business meeting going on, this is never very loud though. There is also some finishing construction works still on going within the island.
Come over to my East London studio and learn a new skill that creates something you will use for life. Meet new friends or come as a group into this inspiring environment where you will ease you into the day.
Design: After a short intro chat we will make up the shirt pattern you wish to leave with. Using a basic block that fits best to your measurements we will make the changes necessary to incorporate the design details towards the fina…

What's included

  • Food
    Please let me know about any dietary requirements.
  • Drinks
    Please let me know if you have a particular favourite drink so i may be abl...
  • Equipment
    Able to use a sewing machine

Meet your host, Claire

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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I have 4 years of training in fashion design women's and men's finishing with a 2:1 BA Hons in 2007 from Brighton University. Since then I have developed my skills in pattern cutting and started my own tailoring brand Couchman Bespoke. Along with experience in tailoring and pattern cutting I hold an extensive knowledge about sustainable and ethical clothing. During this time I have worked on the shop floor of some high street stores and most recently i have worked in Selfridges and Levi as a tailor, this has given me experience of working within a larger retail environment.
I have 4 years of training in fashion design women's and men's finishing with a 2:1 BA Hons in 2007 from Brighton University. Since then I have developed my skills in pattern cutting and started my own tailoring brand Couchman Bespoke. Along with experience in tailoring and pattern cutting I hold an extensive knowledge about sustainable and ethical clothing. During this time I have worked on the shop floor of some high street stores and most recently i have worked in Selfridges and Levi as a…
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Where you'll be

The day will take place in my studio on London City Island, Canning Town/ Leamouth. I have an open plan room within a larger building that contains many creatives from multimedia, photographers to fine artists and myself as a tailor. Surrounding the island is part of the Thames with a nice green area in the middle of the buildings to enjoy the weather.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Design ideas