Fashion Up-cycling Camps!
About the Class: Price includes 4 day workshop and all materials.
This class will focus on reusing, recycling and re-inventing used clothing. Looking at vintage, thrifted, and hand-me-down clothing from a new perspective, we will find ways to update and style them into useful and relevant pieces. Students will learn a craft that is both environmentally responsible, as well as stylistically unique.
Class will focus on sustainability, creativity, and individuality.
Practicing the basics of deconstruction, alteration, and reconstruction, students will make updated pieces. We will work on accessories, home decor, and fashion projects using t-shirts, men's tailored shirts, jeans, skirts, sweaters, etc.
Students will study vintage/ thrifted clothing paying attention to shape, construction, fabric, and fit. Sketches and group discussions of design ideas will help students find the best way to achieve their “new” designs.
No-sew, hand sewing, and basic machine sewing skills will be used to reconstruct the garments.
Projects include: T-shirt knot-fringed pillow or tote bag; an updated t-shirt or t-shirt dress using simple appliqué or cutting techniques; wrist warmers, hats, and slippers made from sweaters; jeans transformed into skirts, jean shorts, sailor leg, or bell bottoms, and hip packs; updating sweatshirts with surface techniques; shirts turned into dresses, or skirts; and originals designs conceived of by the students.
August 13-16 (ages 12-14 years old)
Time: 10am-3pm (students pack own lunch)
Location: at LDBA Brooklyn studio classroom 4, Floor 2
240 Division Ave. at Marcy, Williamsburg, 11211
Duration: 5 hours
Class Size: 6 students with 4 student minimum :)
Takeaways: Your child's own original upcycled clothing, as well as basic cut and sew knowledge and techniques to continue on their own.
Instructor: Chloe Bernbach
Chloe has a BFA in apparel design from RISD.
She has worked in design for over 20 years, and is
a Multi-disciplined designer, stylist, and entrepreneur
with passion for creating in a sustainable way.
Chloe is eager to pass on her expertise in an accessible
way to all levels of young designers.