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These workshops meet for multiple days.

Note: Workshops are self-sustaining. Minimum participants required in order for workshops/classes to take place-so please share with others and/or bring a friend.

April & May 2019

Evenings, Saturdays & Sundays

vintage couture dressmaking workshop

During this fun workshop we mock up a vintage dress (using an authentic vintage sewing pattern) in muslin (100% cotton) using basic couture techniques.

Participants learn how to work with a true-vintage sewing pattern, hand apply a zipper, use common couture hand stitches, how to wax thread, make muslins, make covered snaps and apply, apply hooks and thread bars and more.  Basic sewing skills are required.  

Participants will receive an easy-to-construct original vintage pattern to use in class as their muse.

Only very basic sewing skills are required.

12 instructor hours, plus 3 hours open studio hours.

Meets on multiple days.

Cost: $110.00


Vintage Couture Dressmaking

Vintage Couture Dressmaking

Fashion Draping & Pattern Making Workshop: Full Scale

Fashion Draping & Pattern Making Workshop: Full Scale

fashion draping & pattern making workshop-full scale

There are two main techniques used to create garments – flat pattern making and draping.

Fashion draping is a playful approach to creating garments by shaping fabric directly onto the dress form. 

Through the process of draping you visualize your designs in a more immediate way, controlling the material and shape closely in order to achieve the desired effect. 

In this full workshop learn how to drape a complete sleeveless basic (essentially a top and skirt) and how to make a pattern using your finished draped garment.

9 hours. Meeting on multiple days.

Cost: $135.00

Draping a bustier!

Draping a bustier!

drape a bustier & flat pattern

Learn how to drape a bustier bodice. You’ll learn how to prepare the form, use style lines, prepare your muslin and make a final paper pattern.

This is a 3.0 hour workshop that meets only once.

Cost: $55.00

All supplies included.