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Susie Vickery & Trish Bygott presents,

Hacking Jackets from Op Shop to Couture

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Date & time

18th of July 2018 at 9:30am
until 1:00pm

Additional dates

  • 11th Jul 2018 9:30am
    until 1:00pm

  • 18th Jul 2018 9:30am
    until 1:00pm



16 Wray Avenue
  • Wray Avenue Precinct


Susie Vickery & Trish Bygott present

 Hacking Jackets..

from Op shop.. to Couture..

 In this workshop.. we will transform a shapeless large men's jacket into a well-fitting stylish little number.. inspired by the hacking jacket.

Op shops are full of old jackets.. and what better fate awaits them than to be reimagined in such a unique way. You won't need to be a 19th century gentleman checking over your estate on horseback though to enjoy it. It will be just as fetching for outdoor cinema going.. Fremantle cycling.. coffee shop trawling.. or viewing the wildflowers. 
A  3-week course..    $220  
Wednesdays,  9:30am-1:00pm
July 4th, 11th & 18th  

You will be taken through the process of deconstructing a jacket.. altering it all over to a more fitted style. You will be shown how to refit the sleeves.. alter the shoulder width. add darts & shorten.. and to add pleats and interesting features. Following on from this you will be guided in various approaches to embellishment using embroidery and decorative features if desired. We will be hand sewing or machining the alterations depending on preference and skill level.

Basic sewing skills are a must. Contact us  for advice if in doubt..!!
Materials provided – or bring your own
Please bring along an oversized op shop men's jacket.. preferably woollen or tweedy.. which is more forgiving than man-made fabrics. There will be a selection on hand to purchase from $10.. if required.

Please bring along dressmaking pins, small scissors for unpicking, hand-sewing needles.. a reel of machine thread..  and a selection of embroidery threads & yarns if you have them. Threads and suitable needles for embroidery can be purchased for a small fee.

  • $220
    • Adult
  • Please contact us for bookings.. or use the web address below for online bookings..
  • bukeshla.myshopify.c…
    • Cash
    • Credit card
    • EFTPOS