In our Workshop No.16, Frances Cowper shares her techniques for unlocking the secrets of pattern taking without harming the original garment.
In the photo, a 1950s dress, a much loved garment of the owner, is recreated in paper using an unique but simple system.
The ownership of style is given a new lease of life by giving people the skills to recreate their favourite garments at the point the original becomes threadbare.
Women who know what suits them, reinforced by the response they've had when clothed in a favourite garment, can now extend the garment's life and its positive affect on their lives by creating new versions of it for themselves.
This marked an overriding motivation, joy and excitement expressed at the end of our first Slow Fashion Masterclass.
More Slow Fashion masterclasses coming in 2011.