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P385 - Reconstructed, Upcycled, and Wearable

Lorri Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Friday - March 15

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$ 150  

In this class you will take two button down shirts and marry into one fun, arty and comfy to wear shirt. Often these types of shirt are made to hang straight, no flair to them, so for pear shaped women (like me) the shirt that fits my bust is tight around the hips. This design, where two shirts become one, creates an A-line swing to the garment. I will show you this fun and easy way to join the shirts and then embellish with trims of your choice. I will show you some design ideas that use the parts of shirts we cut away.
Purchasing Shirts:
Purchase two shirts that will go together when joined. The shirts can be bigger than the size you wear as we will join them to fit. However, I would not purchase a shirt that is smaller than you would wear. The two shirts I use have a tail to them, not straight across hems or slits up the sides. Men’s shirts button opposite women’s so if that bothers you find a woman’s shirt to be the one that buttons.
I suggest bringing more than two shirts that would go together, bring 3 – 5. Think buying at thrift stores, flea markets, or perhaps finding shirts in your closet (or husband’s old shirts).
When purchasing used clothing I first soak in tub with water and Borax to remove any possible odors. I sometimes use Oxiclean soak too. Then I run through washing cycle and hang to air dry outside in fresh air for a day or two.

Supplies You Need to bring to class:
~ Shirts 3-5
~ Any trims you want to add – lace, collars, buttons, bias cut fabric strips, flounce (ruffle) or fabric to create a flounce if desired. I will also have items to purchase that you can add. Shirt tales from extra shirts can be used too! I will have these items for sale too!
~ Scissors
~ Sewing machine in working order with thread(s) – If renting or borrowing a machine please know how to use it before class.
~ Pins and Pincushion
~ Ruler/yard stick/straight edge
~ Dritz disappearing ink marker

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Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. For further info and to place your order, contact:

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