Be your own butler and learn how to maintain your wardrobe
Gentlemen who can’t quite afford their very own Jeeves should come along to the Be Your Own Butler workshop by The Merry Bobbins and learn how to maintain their wardrobe. In this three hour workshop you will learn a range of practical skills with Jo Poole theatrical costumier and The Dress Doctor.
Part 1: Talk on tailoring and the bespoke wardrobe
Demystifying the arcane world of men’s tailoring. Whether you plan on becoming a customer of bespoke tailoring or simply want to know what to look for when buying vintage, the talk will cover:
Why bespoke is best
What marks it out from off-the-peg and high street tailoring
Fitting etiquette and deportment
What your options are and what they mean
How to let your tailor know what you want
Part 2: Antiques Road Show and Tell with Jo!
Bring along an item that means something to you (from any era or any value) to share with your fellow participants and find out about its materials, composition, care and restoration.
Part 3: Clothes Keeping
Demonstrating age old methods of keeping your wardrobe looking its best, including:
How to iron a shirt correctly
How to hang your clothes
When to wash, when to air or brush
Part 4: Practical Workshop
Participants will be shown and get to practice a range of mending skills, including:
How to sew on a shirt and a coat button
How to catch up a hem
How to deal with emergency rips and tears
Be Your Own Butler
12 May 2012
14:00 – 17:00
at Time For Tea, Shoreditch
UPDATE: The workshop has been postponed.