I'm also going along to a workshop on the 25th at the Stitchery Collective (http://thestitcherycollective.org.au/). A group of graduates and academics from the Fashion department at the local University are hosting workshops to show people how to refashion an old mens shirt into a jacket or dress. Very exciting! I'll probably be the only beginner in the room, but I'm sure it will be fun. What a great initiative!