Getting ready for the festival 2016, looking forward to teaching classes and seminars this year! Check out the classes below there is still room to register for these very useful classes that will save you a lot of $$$$ in the future!
How to alter a completely finished, fully lined blazer I
In this class students will learn how to hem sleeves and take in a fully finished, fully lined blazer, it’s easier than you think once you see how it’s done and the best part is you get to fix one of your own blazers as a practice piece! If you don’t want to take the plunge and use a new one please bring an old one that you can practice on in class, it doesn’t matter if there is a vent or not on the sleeves. This promises to be one of the most useful courses you will ever take saving a lot of $$$$ in future alterations! Click here
Supply list will be provided
Blouses – techniques on cuffs, sleeve placket, overlap with self-facing, buttonholes and neckline facing
Ever wonder how the sleeves are so nicely finished on some blouses with a beautiful placket? How the cuffs are sewn in perfectly? How to make a self-facing on a front that doesn’t have one? How to finish a neckline professionally? All these and many other questions will be answered in this 3 hour workshop where you will create story boards to take home as visual references for future use. Click here
Kit will need to be purchased for this class
Hem alterations class including a rolled edge, blind stitched hem, circle skirt and a Euro hem for jeans
Hemming pants is the most common alteration necessary to fit pants. In fact on most high end pants the hem is not finished, they are only serged then measured in store and hemmed by the staff in the work room. Circle skirts are the most tricky to hem because of the bias drape that will drop more than the straight grain, there is a trick to hemming it evenly all the way around with no puckers/pleats that will be taught in this class. A Euro hem is when the original hem is kept on the jeans when shortening, it’s a neat trick that keeps the jeans’ original look making one feel like the jeans were made for them! Sign up for this class learn a lot and have fun in the process! Click here
Kit will need to be purchased for the class.
s1.5 - Le Grand Fit!
Maria’s mantra is “The clothes must fit the body, not the body fit the clothes” Join her as she explores what to look for when fitting a garment? See lines/gaping and don’t know what they mean or how to fix them? Maria will clarify all that in this seminar with her extensive alterations/teaching/designing experience she has encountered all kinds of issues and had to rectify them not only for her clients but her students as well! In this class you will learn how interpret what the garment is telling you, if there is a way of fixing the issue, when put it back on the shelf and walk away. An example of a well fitting garment Maria has created is shown, notice there are no visible lines indicating body issues even though the model is a plus size. Join this class for some great information and a few laughs!
1.5 Hour Seminar
Bespoke tailoring seminar for ladies and men’s wear
What is a bespoke tailor? Tailoring? How does it differ from regular tailoring? What is so special about it that makes it so prestigious and expensive? If you are curious about the art of bespoke tailoring join this seminar and learn all about it. Maria is an experienced bespoke tailor specializing in ladies evening wear, yes it applies to ladies wear too! Traditionally it’s been men’s wear that has been associated with bespoke tailoring but the truth of the matter is it can be any garment for any gender that can fit into this category. Click here
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"