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Principles of Tailoring

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 25 reviews.Rome, Italy

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Experience hosted by Wilma

6 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Live the experience of a tailor for a day

Welcome to my atelier, where I create my own fashion collection. Choose from simple models that I've created just for you before we enjoy a pleasant walk in the historical center to buy the perfect fabric. We will have a tasty lunch and then, back at my atelier, I will teach you how to use your fabric to create a stylish and handmade fashion item that fits like a glove.

What's included

  • Drinks
    Prosecco at the end of experience
From ₹14,545
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Wilma

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 25 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been working in fashion all my life, and thirty years ago I created my own brand, "Le Gallinelle”. I take inspiration from vintage, my passion.
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Where you'll be

Le Gallinelle atelier is one of the most popular boutiques/studios in Rome. It's located in artsy area Monti in the historical center. From there, we'll venture on a magical walk to Largo di Torre Argentina, a square famous for fabric shops and haberdashery.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 25 reviews.

Katerina
September 2018
My class with Wilma was by far one of my most memorable experiences in Rome. It’s not every that you will be treated like family, get to choose from some of the highest quality fabrics in the world, and have help from an amazing host in designing and making your own piece of clothing! Grazie Wilma! I can’t recommend her class enough.
My class with Wilma was by far one of my most memorable experiences in Rome. It’s not every that you will be treated like family, get to choose from some of the highest quality fab…
Hayley
July 2018
I had the most wonderful day with Wilma on this Tailoring Experience. We started the day by walking to the fabric stores to choose my ‘Italian Linen’ in which to create my stylish pants. We walked by beautiful sites and ruins, Wilma explaining them all as we walked. Upon returning to wonderful store/design studio, we measured and created the pattern that was to be my finished Linen pants. She taught me different skills and I used different (very professional) machines. We had lunch together with her daughter and co-worker chatting about Italy, travelling, grafitti, fabrics, concerts - everything. The end result was a pair of perfect fitted Italian Linen pants and a new friend. I highly recommend this experience with Wilma, you will walk away with a beautiful item of clothing you created and a new friend. Thank you Wilma for a wonderfuk experience and safe journey’s on your travels.
I had the most wonderful day with Wilma on this Tailoring Experience. We started the day by walking to the fabric stores to choose my ‘Italian Linen’ in which to create my stylish…
Deirdre
June 2018
This is an exceptional experience. I cannot recommend it enough. Just go and meet Wilma! I hadn’t sewed more than a fast trouser hem since high school. And, honestly I’m not an easy body to fit. It was intimidating to think anything could be made for me in 6 hours-especially if I had to sew. You can trust Wilma and yourself! She made a dress pattern, we shopped for fabric in her historical Roman neighborhood, and we made a wonderful silk a-line dress-together. It was fun and comfortable and creative. Wilma is awesome to talk to. She’s got great knowledge of fashion and fabric. Not to mention a native sense of Rome. To truly experience Italian “spretzzatura” and have an individual Roman fashion treasure to take home this is the best experience. 😊
This is an exceptional experience. I cannot recommend it enough. Just go and meet Wilma! I hadn’t sewed more than a fast trouser hem since high school. And, honestly I’m not an ea…
Sandra
June 2018
This is not a "tailoring" workshop in the sense of tailored garments like a jacket, BUT it is a wonderful experience working alongside the delightful and experienced Wilma as she works on drafting a pattern -- using her designs, blocks etc.. -- to create a garment in a special style and to measurements to fit just you. I learnt a lot about pattern drafting watching Wilma work on the drafting of a pattern to suit me in the design I had selected. The visit to the fabric shop to select fabric for the design (and a bit more), then a quite divine ravioli lunch at a nearby restaurant and the realisation of a special garment made for a wonderful day. A glass of fresh chilled prosecco at the end of the day was a perfect finish. Wilma speaks English, but I benefited also from informal Italian language lessons as we mainly used Italian during the day.
This is not a "tailoring" workshop in the sense of tailored garments like a jacket, BUT it is a wonderful experience working alongside the delightful and experienced Wilma as she w…
Masayo
May 2018
I had very good time with Wilma. She is a very elegant woman. She gave me not only the instruction in dressmaking but guided Roman histrical area on the way to some fabric shops. We also talked about design, fabric and sewing machines. All of them were interesting for me. I finally made a blouse with cotton fabric printed with coat of arm of firenze. It makes me remember this trip.
I had very good time with Wilma. She is a very elegant woman. She gave me not only the instruction in dressmaking but guided Roman histrical area on the way to some fabric shops. W…
Lydia
May 2018
This was a wonderful experience for many reasons. Wilma is an exceptional person: not only is she a woman of many superlative skills (fashion designer, pattern maker, tailor/ seamstress, boutique owner and teacher), she is friendly, warm and generous, and lots of fun to spend a day with! With seemingly endless energy, she took me fabric shopping at several shops and advised me on the purchase of beautiful fabric for my chosen design (as well as a couple of extra pieces to take home). Just visiting these stores was an experience! Even though I have sewn a lot, I learned so much, and got to use an industrial sewing machine, which was very exciting. I love the dress I made, and I will never forget the day I spent with Wilma, her assistants, and friends and family.
This was a wonderful experience for many reasons. Wilma is an exceptional person: not only is she a woman of many superlative skills (fashion designer, pattern maker, tailor/ seams…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Extra charges: the fabric you choose, a bus ticket, and a quick lunch.

What to bring

2 bus tickets