As I continue on in my sewing journey, I am grateful to get the chance to share a little bit of what I know in sewing and design with other sewing people. It’s great to get together with others who ( like me )wish to expand their sewing skills and learn more design techniques to help them better express their creativity in garment making.
That being said, I invite one and all to join me in a creative weekend where I will be teaching the fundamentals of draping skill. C’mon and play with fabric on the small mannnequin!
The 2 day class is called Weekend Draping Intensive and is being held at Workroom Social on April 2 and April 3 2016. Workroom Social is a relaxing, friendly Brooklyn, NY sewing studio where you can learn something new, increase your sewing skills in a fun way, and meet new friends in the local sewing community.
What’s great about this class is that you will be able to learn and understand how some of the basic building blocks of garment patterns ( called slopers )are formed. You’ll learn how to first create slopers, and then learn how to reform and reshape those basic patterns to form some of the simple fashion styles that you love to wear. Although you will be learning how to drape and create on the small mannequin, the same core principles of draping and pattern creation you are learning will translate well into what you can do for your own sized garment patterns.
Now to give a fair “head’s up”, this class is for the advanced beginner sewing person. Anyone just starting out in sewing and not knowing a thing or two about garment making might feel a little overwhelmed. But for those of you who have conquered zipper insertions, know a small bit about using sewing patterns, and are familiar with sewing straight and curved seams, I invite you to expand yourself and see where learning simple draping skills can take your sewing skills. This Weekend Draping Intensive may be just what you need to help take ( or kick..) your creative garment making UP a notch or two!
Checkout the Workroom Social website for more details and class description!
Happy sewing and see you in April !!