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Boilersuit 2-Day Workshop March

12 March 2023 @ 9:00 AM - 19 March 2023 @ 5:00 PM

£150.00
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Boilersuit 2-Day Workshop

During this workshop you will learn how to make the ‘Thelma’ Boilersuit (pictured) in UK size 6-18, using a Merchant & Mills pattern

A traditional workwear boilersuit with a gentler feminine fit. Thelma is a wardrobe masterpiece, loose enough to fit all shapes and can be interpreted in many different types of cloth, to make it your own.

Get to grips with a sewing machine and learn how to use a commercial pattern.

All abilities welcome, don’t worry if this is your first time sewing.

Where: O L D E R O P E, 5, The Moor, Falmouth Cornwall TR11 3QA

When: Sunday 12th & 19th March

Price: £150 including pattern

Skill Level: No prior knowledge required

Class size: max. 6

What will I learn?

How to understand and cut out a commercial pattern in your size and make adjustments to improve fit.

Learn about fabric and how to correctly cut out.

Construction of your boiler suit using a sewing machine.

You will learn how to sew patch and in-seam pockets, button and button holes, collar construction, and how to insert sleeves.

Simple and easy to follow instructions to improve and develop your skills with an experienced tutor.

Small groups allow for individual support and learning at your own pace. 

If you have to leave early or don’t quite finish,  you can come back to complete your garment in store free of charge.

Claire will be on hand to support you through your creation

What is included?

  • We provide sewing machines, and all tools and equipment you will need to create your boilersuit.
  • Merchant and Mills Thelma pattern in UK sizes 6-18 for you to keep 
  • A £5 lunch voucher for Dark Pony next door to us is included in each day.

What do I need to bring?

  • Fabric, threads and buttons. We prefer you to use preloved or waste fabric. You can visit the Retro Falmouth , or Ring Rose fabrics in Redruth for Zero waste options. Please wash and dry all fabric prior to the workshop to allow for pre-shrinkage.
  • We have Gutermann recycled sew-all threads available to purchase in store should you require.
  • We would suggest using the following fabrics – medium weight wovens such as twill, 5 – 8oz denims, linens with some stability, and cotton poplin. If you are an experienced sewer you could try tencel, tencel/linen, corduroy, more floppy linens, prints and checks

Fabric Requirements (with or without nap)

 
Size 6 & 8 Size 10 – 14 Size 6 & 18
1M wide 4.25M 4.8M 4.95M
120cm wide 3.5M 4.25M 4.4M
140cm wide 3.15M 3.35M 3.65M
150cm wide 2.8M 3.3M 3.35M

 

Lining Requirements

 
Size 6 & 8 Size 10 – 14 Size 6 & 18
110/120cm 0.4M 0.45M 0.5M
140/150cm 0.4M 0.4M 0.4M

 

Finished Measurements (in cm)

In cm Size 6 Size 8 Size 10 Size 12 Size 14 Size 16 Size 18
Bust 95.5 99.5 103.5 108.5 113.5 118.5 123.5
Hip 106.5 110.5 114.5 119.5 124.5 129.5 134.5
Shoulder to Hem 144.5 146 147 148.5 150 151 152.5
Sleeve Length inc. Cuff 59.5 60 60.5 61 61.5 62 62.5

 

UK Sizing

 
Size 6 Size 8 Size 10 Size 12 Size 14 Size 16 Size 18
Waist 61cm/24″ 65cm/25.5″ 69cm/27″ 74cm/29″ 79cm/31″ 84cm/33″ 89cm/35″
Hips 86cm/34″ 90cm/35.5″ 94cm/37″ 99cm/38.75″ 104cm/41″ 109cm/43″ 114cm/44″
Bust 78cm/30.75″ 82cm/32.25″ 86cm/33.75″ 91cm/35.75″ 96cm/37.75″ 100cm/39.25″ 106cm/41.75″

 

Other bits you will need:

  • You will need:18 x 14-18mm Buttons (only 16 buttons if you intend on just using one button at the cuff)
  • 2 x Matching thread (can be purchased with us on the day)

Cancellation policy:

All workshops are payable in advance. Refunds will be given if you notify us of cancellation within 48 hours of the event

If you have any questions please send us an email

or visit us in store

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Details

Start:
12 March 2023 @ 9:00 AM
End:
19 March 2023 @ 5:00 PM
Cost:
£150.00
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Organiser

OldeRope
Phone:
01326 318055
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Venue

O L D E R O P E
5 The Moor
Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3QA United Kingdom
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Phone:
01326 318055
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