We are now doing online classes! Check out the current schedule or join our newsletter to be the first to know about our next dates. Classes are via ZOOM and places are limited to make it as much like an in-person class as possible. We hope to ‘see’ you at one soon!



The latest News from Alice & Co Patterns...

Online Sewing Weekender: 13th/14th June 2020

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If you are joining us from the Online Sewing Weekender: Welcome! Start here! We hope that you enjoyed our talk all about 1920s fashion and how to draft your own Paul Poiret inspired garments. Click here to download all the info you need to start making your own If we’ve whet your pattern-cutting appetite then do check out our upcoming online classes where we go a bit more in-depth into how to draft your own garments -next weekend we have a T-shirt, Trouser, Smock and Jumpsuit class!  Click here to view our online classes Click here if you’re interested in...

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PATTERN TESTER CALL OUT: The Jump Up Suit !

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THE ‘JUMP UP SUIT’ IS COMING ... and we need your help ! Pattern tester application now open via link below ! This is a super quick, easy and FUN sew. The design comprises a wide leg all-in-one with fitting options galore through the front and back waist darts and a feature front neckline option, with many options for hacking... If you always thought that comfort and glamour were oxymorons, this garment will prove you wrong! We can’t wait to hear from you xx Apply here: https://forms.gle/4z4kCJpioto24TvZA 

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FREE PATTERN: The Mary Quant 'Georgie' Dress for the V&A

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Hurrah! The 'Georgie' Dress is finally here! Inspired by an original 1962 design featured in the V&A's current Mary Quant exhibition, this dress is now available as a sewing pattern for you to download for free from the V&A website!

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WORKSHOP: The Art of the Stripe: Mary Quant Dressmaking at the V&A

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Based on our Georgie Dress pattern designed exclusively for the V&A, this workshop will take you beyond the basics, showing you how to fit, customise and construct your dress. On day one, we will tour the exhibition, picking out Quant’s iconic design features and focussing on her use of patterns and stripes. You will then learn how to make any necessary fit adjustments and how to cut out your fabric to achieve your design. On day two, you will construct your dress, using machine and hand sewing techniques, including how to insert a zip, sew a set-in sleeve, work with...

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PATTERN TESTER CALL OUT: Mary Quant 'Georgie' Dress for the V&A

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Following the success of our Mary Quant inspired 60s mini-dress, we are delighted to be creating a second free sewing pattern for the V&A's Mary Quant exhibition - and we need your help! This time we have exclusive permission to recreate an early Quant design call the 'Georgie Dress' featuring a cross-over bodice, pleated skirt, ruffled neckline and sleeves, finished off with a wide sash belt. This pattern is suitable for advanced beginners and we are looking for wide range of testers of all shapes, sizes and abilities.Click here to apply - Deadline for applications Friday 26th July 2019. Want to know more about the pattern testing process? Click here to...

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