Friday, August 24, 2007

wrapping up

yum! it's tomatopalooza... i'm in love with these orange tomatoes; they're super sweet.

here's the tunic (built by you #3964) by light of day; i love it so much i'm still wearing it! and here's a pic of how the pin-tucks give shape to the jacket back before it's put together...

...and here it is all finished! i added pockets, but otherwise it looks just like the sketch.

well, my solo week comes to a close this evening, when colleen and alon return for the weekend. it'll be nice to have some company again! colleen has many plans involving tomatoes, and i look forward to sampling them all!
i cut out 2 tote bags from lotta jansdotter's book, simple sewing today, the 'simple tote' and the 'all-day tote'. we're thinking of using them for sewing class projects at brooklyn general. speaking of which, the september schedule is posted, and home ec has also put up their new classes (details below). i'll be teaching sewing and crochet at b.g. and patternmaking at h.e. with lots more to come over the next few months! classes begin right after labor day so check 'em out if you're interested...

Pattern Making with Cal Patch September 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th from 6:30-8:30.
Pattern Class If you can sew, you're most likely itching to make your own patterns so that you can design your own clothes from scratch. We'll show you how to take your own measurements and use them to draft patterns for a basic t-shirt and skirt that fit YOUR body! Then we'll take those slopers and stylize them to fit your vision, as well as learn to make patterns from existing garments. Soon you'll be stitching up a whole new wardrobe!

***This is an intermediate class so some sewing experience is necessary***

There are 4 class sessions each lasting 2 hours. Classes are Friday September 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The cost is $240. See Supply List Below.
Supplies needed:
*a roll or pad of newsprint, drawing, wrapping or patternmaking paper, at least 14"
*see-through 18" ruler
*hip curve or french curve
*tape measure
*pencil and sharpener (or mechanical pencil)
*scotch tape
*scissors (for paper)
*push pins
*safety pins
*1 yard of muslin or similar inexpensive woven fabric
*1 1/2 yds of t-shirt jersey or similar knit

Call 718-852-2889 to sign up or email with your phone # and we'll call you to take your payment.


kayte said...

i love your built by wendy tunic! i made the blouse version of it and now i am trying to carve out some time to make another one of her dresses.
the patterns are just so good!

Lena said...

hey cal!
i love reading all your posts from this summer!!

so i really want to take a sewing class from you, but i don't think the sept line-up has the one i'm looking for... i've done projects like a wrap skirt, so i think that would be too basic. but i've never done a dress like the BBW tunic, or a jacket (ohhh that's what i really want to try!). do you think there will be an intermediate sewing class coming up soon?