I have been living in the northern hemisphere
area of Ontario for a very long time and have been anxiously awaiting the day
when I could attend a college that was not in the GTA. I was so excited to find
this course and tell everyone I thought who would be interested, likewise.
Georgian is so unknown to the folks south of Hwy 9 or elsewhere and the Fashion
Industry is an unbelievable source of annual revenue in all parts of the world.
This course opens so many doors to not only the student attending, but to the
educational institution that is offering the course. The level of advancement
that this course offers is second to none here in Ontario.
Do you realize
how much our instructor has offered us in a very short time? Not only does she
teach us Pattern Drafting but this course allows people who previously had major
fitting issues in life to now stand tall and proud and help others to do so,
because they can now produce a product that fits like a glove no matter what
their shape or size or stature in life. This is what this course gives us.
This course imparts something that no amount of money could ever buy.
hope others who have been contemplating taking the Pattern Drafting course ALONG
with the sewing portion of the course at Le Grand Chic, will seriously consider
joining the rest of the students on our journey to The Perfect Fit. See you in
a future class.
Hello all! I am very happy to inform all my graduates that book 2 will be running this fall! To register for book 2 students must complete the bridge course that will be posted very soon at Georgian. This course consists of drafts that have been added to the new edition of the text book it will serve students well as there will be more challenging methods, such as the cowl neckline, man's shirt, man's vest, empire cut dresses etc. Plus there are quite few other pieces that will be covered. I'm going to try and keep the length of the course minimal however I don't want to rush through them, there will be sewing and drafting components to this course. Hope to see you there!
Reading the article written on Marfy patterns and its' founder who is a graduate of Le Grand Chic Italia was like reading something out of my own life! I had to chuckle at the saying the founder Clara Gamberini had about how "the clothes must fit the body and not the other way around", well I have been saying the exact same thing for years now, just ask my students how often they heard "the fit is paramount"! I am also a graduate of Le Grand Chic Italia and love simple, elegant lines my favourite designers are also Armani, St. Laurent, Chanel etc. I also teach the Marfy class at the Creativ Festival in Toronto during the fall conference. I try explaining to my students that the reason I understand Marfy patterns so well is that they use the same method I teach at Georgian College.
It was very exciting reading the article for me! Just think book 2 may be coming in the fall of 2013!
Just letting my 2011 Project Catwalk contestants that your complimentary copy of "A Needle Pulling Thread" magazine has arrived. Please drop by and pick it up at your convenience, call ahead to be sure I will be at my studio.
Also there are still some people who have not handed in the final exam for mod 6. This is your last chance to contact me with a time to have your blazer graded so you can avoid a final mark of 0. I will be at my studio this afternoon and tomorrow and will be handing my marks in very soon.
I was totally blown away with the results of the final exam, students exceeded all my expectations! The blazers fit BEAUTIFULLY! I will have the grades in by next week so please check your Bb account for them.
As for module 2 starting on Wednesday there are not enough people regestired so far and the class is in jeapardy. It will be cancelled if we don't get at least 8 students. We need 5 more people for this class to run. Anyone who is interested please register now, time is running out!
Hello all hope all is well with everyone. Just so we are all on the same page I will be grading the final exams tomorrow at my studio on the highway from 9:00 to 10:00 am and 2:00 to 5:30 pm. I will be gone by 6:00 pm at which time the exam will be considered late.
Have a great night!
THIS IS THE MOST EXCITING NEWS EVER!!! Just checked out the video conferencing class and it's a dream come true! We are hoping to get other campuses on board to have the European Pattern drafting program taught via video conferencing on Saturdays. That means the classes can be finished in half the time because there will be 2 classes each day!
The other class that is currently open for registration at Le Grand Chic Italia is the gored and the high waisted skirt. There is still space in this class for new registrants if you are interested please don't hesitate to register either online or contact me to reserve a spot. This course is only 2 Saturdays long for a description please go to the registration page.
Have a great day
Hello and Happy New Year! May the New year bring only happiness and prosperity with good health!
Times to hand in the final exam are before 10:00 am or after 2:00 pm. Please send me a message to book a time to get your grade.
Take care, have a great day!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"