Hello all how is everyone doing? I am looking forward to springtime! Hopefully it will get here soon....
Spring is the time I start thinking of weekend retreats, this is a great way to learn a lot in a short period of time, more like boot camp than retreat LOL!! It is so much fun to work with like minded individuals and learn all about pattern making especially fitting the body. this is crucial to understand what to look for so that one knows how to make the adjustments. All this is derived from the mock up, the adjustments are then transferred to the master pattern and pattern pieces for a perfect fitting finished garment.
The class is given the choice of starting with the pants, skirts or bodice. They will start off by learning the basic block then progressing to a simple style mock up and build from there to completed garments they can wear and not only that they also learn how to think critically and get creative with the designs. Dates have not been set yet so if you are interested in learning this wonderful art of pattern drafting and/or learn to sew get some friends together and have some fun fitting each other then this is the event for you! There can be 3 to 4 people per class the cost is $980 + taxes per person for 4 weekends from 9 am to 4 pm. We will have classes once or twice a month so it will give time to put the theory into practice! Hoping to start the classes by late June or early July, this will be up to the registrants to decide.
There is a drafting kit that needs to be purchased, it includes the instruction book, 4 squares and a measuring tape. This will be the best investment ever, the drafting method is greatly simplified, all the mathematical calculations are already done on the pre-marked tools, making patterns has never been so easy or versatile!!! Imagine having the ability and freedom to make and wear any design you envision in the fabric of your choice and best of all IT FITS! Students will learn how to draft for woven fabrics or if they choose they can have the whole session on knits, both drafting and sewing.
If you think this is something that interests you please contact me anytime.
Have a great day!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"