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The Craft of Pattern Making

Friday 14 July
15:00 – 16:30
Makers Space

Master the art of the perfect collar with renowned designer Smart Urhiofe, founder of Not Far Behind, in collaboration with The Alterist.

Always wanted to learn how to draft the perfect collar? Join Not Far Behind for an exciting workshop where you’ll learn the art of drafting a simple collar to add to new or upcycled garments. Whether you’re looking to enhance your sewing skills or take on more challenging projects, this hands-on workshop is your opportunity to acquire essential techniques guided by esteemed fashion designer Smart Urhiofe.

In this immersive session, you’ll learn the skills needed to take accurate measurements, create a precise paper pattern, and bring your unique collar design to life on paper. All necessary materials will be provided on the day.

Not Far Behind
​​Smart Urhiofe is an artist and the mastermind behind Not Far Behind – a hip, eco-friendly brand that champions slow fashion. With a keen eye for design, Smart crafts stylish unisex pieces using dead stock and up-cycled damaged fabrics. Graduating from the prestigious London College of Fashion, he’s worked on a plethora of exciting projects, both collaborative and personal.


Alterist is an upcycle fashion marketplace with a mission to reduce textile waste. Curating a mix of high-quality upcycled fashion garments and accessories, each piece on Alterist is part of a limited edition collection made from pre-loved materials. Alterist unites a community of upcycled fashion brands, independent designers, artists and creatives, who are using creativity to drive change, transform fashion culture and make a positive impact on our planet.

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