Saturday 30 March (tracksuit tops)
Sunday 31 March (tracksuit bottoms)
10am - 5pm (Sat)
10am - 4pm (Sun)
£115 per day
7 hrs on Sat (inc. 45 mins lunch break)
6 hrs on Sun (inc. 45 mins lunch break)
Workshops & Learning
Large Committee Room
dressed. is about the power clothes have to liberate us, so when the cast first started rehearsing Lydia decided to sew each member of the cast a custom rehearsal tracksuit made of beautiful soft cashmere fabric. The cast felt so right in these outfits they ended up using this same design for costumes at the beginning of the show. You now have the chance to put your own spin on that design and learn how to make a bespoke tracksuit.
The workshop is split across two days. On Saturday you will learn how to make a comfortable tracksuit top and on Sunday we will be covering tracksuit trousers. You can choose to do one or both of the workshops. Lydia will provide a range of luxury ethical and sustainable fabric to choose from and you will be sewing on her incredible fleet of domestic and overlocker sewing machines. At the end of the workshop you will go away with a beautiful garment (or two) plus the knowledge and skills to make many more.
This workshop is open to anyone who wants to learn to sew, if you have some experience that is great but if you are new to it don’t be afraid to join us.
• How to trace a pattern and make small fit amendments where necessary
• Preparation and cutting of fabric
• A step by step construction guide
• Demonstrations of how to use domestic and overlocker sewing machines
• Top tips for getting a professional finish
• A tracksuit pattern in a range of sizes from small to large
• Domestic and overlocker sewing machines
• Scissors, rulers, pins and needles
• A range of fabric and thread
• A step by step guide
• Tea, coffee and treats!
• A notepad if you would like to jot down some notes
Lydia Higginson is a costume designer and maker. She loves working with theatre and dance companies. Her collaborators include Sadler’s Wells, Bristol Old Vic, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Les Enfant Terribles and many more.
In 2016 she decided to give away all the clothes she had ever bought from shops and make her entire wardrobe from scratch.
She set up a blog called Made My Wardrobe to document the process. Since completing her wardrobe she has taught workshops all over the UK. Past workshops have focused on everything from bras to bomber jackets, dresses to dungarees. She is fiercely passionate that everybody can learn how to sew.