Fitting a Jacket – June 15 & 16, 2013
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Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster (Directions)
Instructor: Debby Spence
Skill Level: Some sewing and garment construction experience is necessary, and participants will need to bring their own sewing machine.
Whatever your level of sewing, if the garment you are making does not fit properly, it will not look as good as it could. In this class, you will learn fitting techniques and how to apply the changes to your pattern. Students will learn how to properly construct and fit a muslin, or mock-up, of the pattern. A discussion of fabric grain, horizontal balance lines, and how to use drafting tools will be included. At the end of the class, each student will have a custom-fitted muslin and the subsequent pattern alterations to be able to make the jacket from a fashion fabric. If time allows, we will go over some simple design changes that can be made to create a unique jacket.
Sewing and garment construction experience is necessary, and participants will need to bring their own sewing machine. A detailed supply list will be provided upon registration.
Note: There may be work to do at home between the first and second days of the workshop.
Materials Fee: There will be a materials fee of approximately $20 payable directly to the instructor at the time of the class to cover basic sewing supplies.
To register, click ‘Pay Now’ above or call 717-431-8706. For inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography: Debby Spence has a degree in Clothing and Textiles from the University of Delaware. Spence is a charter member of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (formerly called the Professional Association of Custom Clothiers, PACC), and belong to the Baltimore Chapter. “I have been doing custom work since then out of my home, specializing in sportswear (daywear), tailoring and pants. I am a certified pants designer for ‘Try-it-on-for-Size’, a pants designing system.”