Menswear and Tailoring - Creating your own bespoke menswear using The Gentleman's Wardrobe - Part 3 - Men's accessory (neckwear)

The Gentleman's Wardrobe


The Gentleman's Wardrobe - Creating your own bespoke menswear wardrobe.

Using the patterns from Vanessa Mooncie's The Gentleman's Wardrobe, this ongoing course will teach you how to adapt a menswear pattern to your own measurements and then the techniques to construct and finish your own beautifully tailored garment.

The course begins with the Waistcoat and Trousers. moving on to the Shirt and Jacket and finishing, just in time for Christmas, with pyjamas and a dressing gown. There is also a one day men's accessory workshop, where you can make a choice of neckwear.

The Gentleman's Wardrobe Part 3 - Men's accessory (neckwear)

On this workshop, you can construct your own choice of neckwear, a perfect way to finish any outfit. It could be a bow tie, which could be made in self-tie or ready-tied styles. Maybe you would prefer to make a tie, this could be a traditional style or in a wider, more vintage, 1940s style. You could also make a cravat, perfect for wedding attire, a day at the races or just casual day wear!

This is a one day workshop, 10.00am - 4.00pm on Thursday September 9th

Your tutor for this workshop is Peter Foster who has been a lecturer in textiles, fashion and costume design for over 20 years.

There are 6 places available.

Please note :-
All workshops are held on the second floor with access via the stairs
All participants must wear a mask
Workshop leader will wear a mask or visor
Hand sanitiser will be provided throughout
Tea, coffee and refreshments are provided

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

A copy of the book and all patterns, are included in the cost, along with calico and all pattern making materials. All you will need to bring is a notebook and an A4 file and envelopes to create your own pattern cutting file.which you can use in the future.

If you would like to make the garments in your own choice of fabric, advice will be given during the workshops on the best fabrics and quantities needed to complete the garment.

Tea, coffee and refreshments are also provided, all you need to bring is your lunch.


Paula Cain at Cambria Costume House
2nd Floor, 43-47 High Street

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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