Garment Edition: School of Sewing: New dates for Fall!
5 Sessions (One per Month!), 15 total hours
Teacher: Nicole & Silvia
We are very excited about this course and the lovely things you'll be making for yourself! This skills based course will take you through a variety of the most important garment techniques. Each class will cover one key technique (read below for more details) during the 3 hour session, while continually covering several integral skills for any garment sewing project such as reading a pattern, selecting a size, finding fit, finishing techniques, etc.
The text for this class, called the Sewtionary, is recommended because it is a fabulous reference tool for garment sewists especially. During the course, we will use it as a menu of options for different patterns, learning how and why a particular technique may be used for a particular sewing project.
During the first section of this 2-part course, students will choose between a variety of patterns based on their level and interest. We will start with a dress, focusing specifically on fit and basic construction/finishing techniques, covering a variety of fitting elements (again, depending on each students' ability and interest level) such as ruching, pleats, gathering, french darts, bust darts, etc. From there, we will cover knit garments (students will choose between a variety of patterns- maxi dress, shift dress, shirt, etc.), learning how to find the right stitch for a given weight and type of knit, how to use a double needle and cover-stitch. Lastly, we'll cover skirts, learning to fit the bottom half of the body, how to insert an invisible zipper and/or button holes and buttons (depending on the pattern), while reviewing gathering, pleats, darts, and negative ease. Are you thinking, what does all this mean?! Well then, this class is for you!
This class is intended to build upon each students' skill set. Beginners and intermediate students alike will gain confidence and learn new techniques during this course. Nicole will work with each student ensuring that she receives the best learning opportunities for her personal learning needs. Want to learn to change a pattern? Want to master the zipper? Want to learn to work with challenging fabric? Whatever your specific needs, we will help each student achieve their learning goals throughout this course.
Supplies required for this class:
- The Sewtionary book
- Wonder tape
All Supplies are 10% off for students (yes, that includes fabric, patterns, thread, and machines!!!!)
A payment plan is available. Just give us a call or email us at the shop!
Can't make one of the dates? No problem! We'll make 1 class up for you.
Fall 2017 - Saturday morning (Silvia)
10/28, 11/25, 12/16, 1/27, 2/24 from 9-12
Spring 2017 - Saturday afternoon (Silvia) Sold out
4/29, 5/27, 6/24, 8/26, 9/23 from 1-4 pm
Winter 2017 - Saturday morning (Sold out) Nicole
Feb 18- March 18 - April 22 - June 3rd - June 17 from 9 to 12
Winter 2017 - Saturday Afternoon (Sold out) Nicole
Feb 18- March 18 - April 22 - June 3rd - June 17 from 1 to 4 pm