2018 03 13 00 747f2a40 0884 0136 f3be 063bd7b5133d

Vintage Fashion Collecting & Op Shopping

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Vintage Fashion Shopping Discussion: Learn the tips and tricks that will ensure you never again buy a lemon from a vintage shopping addict; Laura.

Discover the alterations and mending you can easily undertake yourself and be able to spot garments that are sadly beyond repair.  You'll be taken through the most common spots you should be closely inspecting when you are looking through the racks of op shops and vintage collections.

Discussion will also cover giveaways that may lead you to question is the item authentic or a reproduction.

Laura's international training and experience in fashion, plus her lifelong interest in fashion from last century will be shared with guests as well as a little afternoon tea.

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What you will learn
  • Identifying damage that can be repaired and what may be beyond repair
  • Tips to dating and considering authenticity
  • Mending and alteration options
What you will get
  • Confidence to establish a vintage collection
  • Refreshments
  • Tips to save you from bad investments
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring
  • Nothing to bring
What to wear


Appropriate for

All levels of sewing enthusiasts and vintage fashion lovers


Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Have you played with the idea of learning to sew? Do you day dream about making your own clothes? 

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew. There is no need to clear off a space and find somewhere to work at home. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to. Everything is right here. Students simply need to bring along their fabric, matching thread and notions like buttons, zips, etc.  Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

Thread Den is located at Level 1, 329 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, or find your own unique style.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Notice given by student less than 48 hours before course start (or after start) = Forfeits the full course fee paid and receives no refund.
  • Notice given by student with six (6) or less days before course start = Receives a refund to the original method paid less a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Notice given by student with seven (7) or more days before course start = Receives a refund to the original method paid less an administration fee of $10.

In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24-48 hours prior to the scheduled class and receive a full refund to the original payment method.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

  • If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you will not be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Open Studio hours, or book a private lesson to catch up. Click here to enquire about a private lesson.
  • Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.
  • We require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place.  Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the studio in cash, EFT or credit card. Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

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15 April 2018 • Vintage Fashion Collecting & Op Shopping

There is sure to be something relevant for everyone in this talk. Helpful new useful tips and friendly reminders, which one can immediately feel encouraged to apply at home or in the vintage shops. Hand out covered a range of topics. The facilitator encouraged us to take notes one the last page of the hand out. She had brought in a range of clothing and accessories as examples. Talk covered a range of topics e.g. focusing on what you need before walking into an op shop or vintage shop. How to look for any damage. If an item can be repaired or altered, if it's a bigger repair job, if it's worth buying e.g. torn material, different kinds of stains, broken zip, or if a zip is not moving freely. If u might buy the item to use just for material (or display). The topic of caring for clothing, accessories or shoes at home. Opportunity to ask questions. Some books brought in to look at. Her passion was inspiring.