Have you always wanted to make your OWN sewing patterns? It's not as hard as you think to use your own measurements to draft patterns made to fit YOUR body. In this workshop, Cal will show you two projects using techniques from her book, Design-It-Yourself Clothes. We'll begin with an A-line skirt and then proceed to a sleeveless shift dress. With this foundation you can go on to making all kinds of garments, and a whole new wardrobe!
No experience necessary, though it is helpful to have at least a basic understanding of sewing to get the most out of this class
- Paper (any kind of large paper; it can be newsprint or drawing paper. I like an 18 x 24" pad. rolled paper is fine too, at least 14" wide.)
- Pencil, sharpener and eraser
- Scissors (for cutting paper)
- Clear ruler (ideally 18" x 2")
- Tape measure
- Clear tape
- Optional: Hip curve, French curve, flexible curve or other curve tool
No Material Fee
Cal Patch has been a maker since she was a Girl Scout in the seventies. She sews, crochets, spins, embroiders, knits, prints, makes patterns, dyes… hence the name of her label: "hodge podge". Cal has taught all of these subjects for the past twelve years, and loves showing people new skills. She now teaches online classes in addition to traveling to shops and retreats around North America. After seventeen years of being a New York City dweller, Cal recently relocated to the Catskills where she is becoming a crafty farmer. She sells her homegrown dresses in her Etsy shop and at markets and fairs. Her first book, Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified, is out now from Potter Craft.
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