Costume Making for Book Week


Make a child’s costume for Book Week 2019!
A fun-filled costume-making course for adults over three Friday evenings.
Friday evenings 6.00 – 9pm August 2nd, 9th and 16th.

Over 3 x 3hr sessions you will create a fabulous children’s costume based on a character from a kid’s book for Book Week 2019 (17th – 23rd August). You will learn costume making skills you can apply to many future costume and dance wear projects.

Your teacher: Renowned costumier and regular sewing school teacher Zoe Gymer-Waldron will share her extensive pattern and costume making expertise to guide you through your chosen costume project.

Skill level: As a pre-requesite, you must be able to confidently use a sewing machine and/or overlocker to sew simple items. Anyone over the age of 15 is welcome to attend.

Preparation:  You are welcome to contact Zoe prior to the first class to discuss the costume you have in mind to make. If you have a drawing / image please attach that to your email. A sewing pattern is also fine to use.  Please consider your skill level when selecting your project. Zoe can also advise  you on fabric quantities and places to find fabric. We encourage the use of pre-loved fabrics and notions.

We will provide: Overlockers and basic sewing machines if you don’t have your own, and all other equipment. Snacks and beverages. Specialised knowledge and skills that will greatly expand your sewing repertoire!

Bring along: Your own sewing machine, overlocker and sewing kit if you have one. Fabric, threads, pins and any other notions required for your costume (zips, buttons etc). If you have a pattern that you would like to use bring it along. If you just have an idea, send Zoe and image or sketch of the costume prior to the class and she will guide you as to what you should get before you start.

Where: At our spacious NEW premises Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray

When: Friday evenings 6.00 – 9pm August 2nd, 9th and 16th.

Getting here: We are located in the Hyde Business Park close to Yarraville Gardens. 6 minutes walk (550 metres) from Seddon Station or 10 mins walk from Footscray Station straight up Hyde St. There is street parking in Hyde St and customer parking behind the complex. See our Contact Page for a map.

Due to our small class numbers we have strict Refund and Cancellation Policies Be sure to familiarise yourself with them before booking to avoid disappointment.  By booking  this short course you are agreeing to these policies.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information

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