So many times we throw out clothes because they do not fit properly or styles have changed. This sustainable fashion class teaches you how to alter your clothes to fit you better, flatter your shape and reflect current trends. Demos will also include how to merge two pieces of clothing into an entirely new garment. Depending on the request of the participants, we will look at such techniques as altering darts, tucks, internal seams, armholes, sleeves, necklines and changing hems as well as examining how to add details such as pockets, collars, cuffs and decorative finishes. Sewing machines and sergers will be available for participants to use. The class offers both inspiration and knowledge about how to renew your wardrobe – you may not finish anything during the class but you will leave with lots of ideas! Projects can be worked on during any remaining Open Studio Nights on July 21st and 22nd.
This class is part of the FACTS Pattern Drafting and Apparel Design Class Series.
What you need to bring
Up to 5 pieces of clothing you would like to alter or change. Matching thread colours. Pencil, eraser, notebook, measuring tape, scotch tape, paper scissors, fabric scissors, straight pins, tracing wheel, stitch ripper, French curve, Imperial quilting ruler. (Sewing Supplies can be borrowed or purchased from instructor)
Instructor: Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston
Materials Cost: $5 (payable day of class)
Class Cost: $30 (Register Now)