Wardrobe Refashion

Pocket Retrofit Workshop 3 hours
Are some of your favourite items of clothing lacking an essential feature? Add pockets to them and you’ll love them even more!

Who doesn’t love pockets in their clothes? More than just handy, they’re indispensable! Make your wardrobe more functional with the addition of a pocket or two to those pesky clothes that came without them.
In this fun pocket retrofit workshop you will learn to sew patch, in-seam pockets and simple welt pockets into existing garments.

Our small class numbers (max 6) allow your teacher to give each student lots of personalised attention. The class requires a minimum of 4 students to proceed.

Skill level: For sewists with basic sewing skills who know how to use a sewing machine. Men are encouraged to attend!

Your teacher: Renowned costumier Zoe Felice. A lover of pockets in everything, Zoe also takes Beginners, Beyond Basics and Overlocker Basics Courses. See some of Zoe’s creations here.

We will provide:  All sewing equipment, tea and coffee, a range of fabrics for making pockets from and handouts.

Bring along: Items of clothing that you would like to add pockets to. We recommend dresses, skirts, simple (not tailored) pants or shorts, tops or tees.  (We can advise you on which are the best items to add pockets too).
Some fabric you would like to make your pockets from.  This doesn’t necessarily have to match your garment. A bit of mix and match works  a treat!
Your own sewing kit if you have one.
NB. Due to time constraints tailored items with lining, or garments with complex designs can not be tackled.

Where: The Gaye Abandon Workroom, 122 Buckley St, Footscray.

When: No date currently scheduled for this workshop

Getting here: We are just near the corner of Buckley St and Victoria St in Footscray.
3 minutes walk from Middle Footscray Station. Street parking out front. See Contact Page for a map

Please familiarise yourself with our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking.

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

NB Our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLE.
Please familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking. By booking this workshop you are agreeing to these policies.

“The most sustainable garment is the one already in your wardrobe” – Orsola de Castro.

Learn easy repairs, alterations and restyles to upgrade your wardrobe to one you want to wear! From adding a pocket or two to those pesky clothes that came without them, to lengthening and shortening, taking in and out, refashioning and  hacking, we’ll cover loads of fun techniques that will make you adore the clothes you already own!

Skill level: No sewing experience needed but basic sewing machine skills preferred. If you don’t have machine experience, we will show you hand stitching techniques. You may also like to join our Sewing Machine Basics workshop on the morning of the same day to fast track your sewing skills! Men and non-binary folks are encouraged to attend!

We will provide:  All sewing equipment needed and remnant fabrics for making pockets from..

Bring along: Items of clothing from your wardrobe that you would like to refashion. Your own sewing kit if you have one.
NB. Due to time constraints, tailored items with lining such as dress trousers and suit jackets, or garments with complex designs can not be tackled.

Where:  Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray.

Booking Policies:  Due to our small class numbers our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLEBe sure to familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking to avoid disappointment.
NB: If covid related circumstances prevent you from attending on the date you book, you may transfer to the next date this workshop is held.

Payment Options: Paypal using a credit card or Paypal balance. Direct Deposit. Our bank details are in the confirmation email you will receive upon booking. Payment by Direct Deposit is required within 24 hours of booking to secure your place.