Second City Glasgow

Second City is a fashion design company run by Robbie Higney-Paterson creating small individual collections and is opening in Glasgow early in 2012. The company was formed to address issues of fast throwaway fashion, sustainability and to share in the process of design and the exquisite craft of couture techniques, which are now almost lost.

Second City is running workshops throughout the year and will be working towards an environment that will endeavour to nurture a fashion ‘think tank’.

Robbie, who will be teaching the courses, has a wealth of experience in the fashion industry and coordinating fashion courses in the UK at reputable colleges and universities.

Please register your interest for your booking by contacting:

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Second City is proud to announce a series of workshops aimed at sharing its couture techniques and is holding Summer workshops beginning in July. Learn how to craft exquisite beautifully designed garments.

The workshops will be suitable for beginners, intermediate and more advanced levels. (Depending on demand)

No pattern cutting experience is required; you will be given step by step instructions. For intermediate and advanced levels you will need previous sewing machine experience.


Intermediate to advanced level:

Learn to cut and assemble:

You will learn a variety of pattern cutting and couture techniques including:

Using basic pattern blocks, dart manipulation, paper pattern development with relevant marking information. French seams, shirring, zip insertion, overlocking, all in one facing, linings, pleating and bias binding. You will make a ‘toile’ (sample) to your own specific measurements then complete a final garment in the fabric of your choice All machinery and pattern cutting equipment will be supplied; you only need to buy your final fabric choice.

The cost of the workshops is £170 for a five week course. Total 20 hours

Workshops will be taking place:

Saturday 30 July 10am – 3pm
Saturday 6 August 10am – 3pm
Saturday 13 August 10am – 3pm
Saturday 20 August 10am - 3pm

There will be a total of 6 students in each workshop which is ideal for one to one and group tuition