12 and 15 February

Inspired by our screenings of Phantom Thread, and reflecting the glamour and craftsmanship of 1950s London haute couture depicted in the film, Depot is to offer a number of sewing workshops with Diana Uprichard.

Diana has a passion for well made enduring clothing that fits and, as a firm believer in slow fashion, believes you can prolong the life of your clothes by lovingly repairing favourite pieces and breathing new life into clothes you aren’t wearing.  Diana is co-owner of Dolly Clothing and has had an alterations business for six years – she has been teaching for 25! She will run three sewing sessions to teach (or remind you) how to rework or renew your clothes, using hand sewing and machine techniques. Diana will also give you advice on how to refit an ill-fitting garment and up-cycle something new from something old.

Bring two garments that you’d like to renew. Complete beginners welcome, no sewing skill is too small!

Beginners Make Do and Mend Alterations

Monday 12 February
No experience necessary
Cost: £10
Max. 15 people

For those of you who are new to sewing this session will cover everything you need to know to breathe new life into your wardrobe giving you really useful hand and machine techniques to alter and mend your clothes.

What you’ll learn:
-sewing on a button and other fastenings
-hemming jeans, skirts and dresses
-sewing on a patch
-how to fit waistbands
-visible mending techniques

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Beginners and Intermediate combined

Thursday 15 February
Max. 15 people

This session is a culmination of all the techniques demonstrated so far and an opportunity to complete projects started earlier in the week during previous sessions.

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For all sessions please bring two garments to alter and we’ll breathe new life in them together. All machines, materials and equipment are provided.