Saturday, January 19, 2008

new date & time for patternmaking

we've added a new session of patternmaking at the Etsy Labs, as the weekday time slot didn't work for too many people. if you've been wanting to learn to make your own sewing patterns, here's your chance:

date: Fridays in February 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, & 2/22 (4 weekly classes)
time: 6:00-8:00 each class
location: Etsy Labs, 325 Gold Street 6th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

if you love to sew, but are frustrated by the patterns you find in stores, this is the class for you. here you will learn the basic principles of flat patternmaking, and start having fun designing the clothes you picture in your mind! you will draft patterns for a t-shirt and an A-line skirt based on your own measurements. then we will manipulate these patterns into other style variations. we will also cover how to 'rub off' a pattern from a pre-existing garment. basic sewing experience is helpful to benefit from this class.

students are required to bring the following materials to the class:

* a roll or pad of newsprint, drawing paper or patternmaking paper, at least 14" wide
* see-through 18" ruler
* tape measure
* pencil and sharpener (or mechanical pencil)
* eraser
* scissors (for paper)
* 1 yard of muslin or similar inexpensive woven fabric
* 1 and a 1/2 yds of t-shirt jersey or similar knit

class fee is $180.00.


Cynthia Silvestri said...

aw, i wish these were at 6:30! o well, maybe next time...

hodge podge said...

hi cynthia! there will be another session of patternmaking starting april 9, on wednesdays 6:30-8:30, at Brooklyn General, if that works for you?