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Fitting Workshop - October 28th

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Class description:  There is nothing more disappointing than sewing a garment and finding that it doesn't fit. When clothing doesn't fit properly it can restrict motion, put strain on your fabric and shift around uncomfortably on your body. Learning to correct fitting issues is a skill set that will take your sewing to the next level.

Bring something you've sewn and the pattern you used to this workshop and we will map out the adjustments needed to get the perfect fit for next time.

If you'd like to embark on a new pattern and need guidance choosing a size, grading between sizes or making baseline adjustments or accommodations we can do that too, just bring the full, uncut pattern.

You'll leave with a traced off pattern and a clear roadmap for a successful next project. 

Plus-sized (no upper size limit), trans and disabled sew-persons are especially welcomed. Fitting includes customizing your garment for accessibility and/or gender expression. 

Skills you will learn: taking accurate measurements, reading a size chart and choosing a size, blending between sizes, sewing a muslin/test garment, transferring adjustments from muslin to pattern.

Instructor: Josephine Miller

Length: 1 class - October 28th: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Cost: Free, please provide advanced notice if you are not able to attend.

Level: This class is for all skill levels however, you will not learn sewing techniques is this course, select a pattern that matches your skill level.

Age: 14 and up

Class size: 4 students

What you will need to bring:

  • pattern (not cut)
  • pattern tracing paper
  • a toile/muslin/tester if you have sewn one already
  • french curve ruler, straight ruler, measuring tape
  • You do not need a sewing machine for this class.

This class will be taught in person at The Soda Plant, 266 Pine Street - Studio 221.  Enter to the left of Tomgirl.