Upcycled Tee Shirt Makeover Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

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In the tradition of converting garments to make the old new again and the practice of mend-and-make-do, learn to make a piece inspired by the cult classic Materialbyproduct Makeover Tee with fashion designer and Creative Director of Materialbyproduct, Susan Dimasi.

In this full-day workshop, you will upcycle an unflattering tee shirt and give it a designer makeover.

Susan will teach you the techniques she uses in the workroom. You will learn to measure, mark and cut without using a pattern piece and hand-stitch using one of Susan’s signature stitches.

Throughout this hands-on workshop, you will have access to Susan’s experience and knowledge on any topic; from starting your own business to finding your personal style. So, take the opportunity to ask questions and learn from an Australian fashion industry expert!

At the end of the day, you will have your own custom made, designer piece to add to your wardrobe.

Held at Ballarat’s Australian Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades, a world-class facility dedicated to learning and preserving Australia’s rare arts and trades through a series of workshops, masterclasses, events, and residencies.

Content: Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades

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  • Sat 27 Jul


Centre for Rare Arts & Forgotten Trades

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat VIC 3350

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$330 per person

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Accessibility Information

  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

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