This session aims to take the beginner sewer towards being a confident dressmaker by explaining and demystifying the sometimes daunting world of commercial sewing patterns. By the end of the session you will understand their cryptic language and know how to use them. This is not a practical sewing or pattern cutting class, this is a pure, in-depth exploration into everything you need to know to begin working with sewing patterns at home or at a sewing class.
Finding your size
What to do if your measurements span two or more dress sizes
Making simple changes if you are taller/shorter or have a long torso/short torso
Understanding the sizing differences between vintage and modern sewing patterns
Selecting appropriate fabric for your pattern
Positioning the pattern pieces onto the fabric
What all the symbols mean and what to do about them
Transferring the markings onto the fabric
You will be given a printed handout to take home with a lot of the information that will be covered as a reminder, plus lots of links to helpful websites. Please bring a notebook and pen to take further notes if you feel it necessary.
This class will take place at Super+Super HQ, Brighton http://supersuperhq.com/ Refreshments will be provided.
If you have any questions about this class, please email me (Zoe) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to meeting you! xxx
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Hi my name's Zoe Edwards. I'm an experienced seamstress and pattern cutter. I have been teaching sewing classes for about five years.
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