THIS CLASS HAS BEEN COMPLETED
Sew a fully-lined jacket the modern way, using fusible interfacing to shape and tailor the fabric instead of hand pad stitching. Armani constructs designer jackets this way, and so can you!
The pattern for the three day class is McCall’s 6172, The Perfect Jacket, from Palmer/Pletsch. It’s a close fitting, fully lined jacket featuring a notched collar, 2-piece sleeves, and welt or patch pockets. With three finished lengths — cropped, hip, and below hip — it’s a classic jacket. And because it’s a Palmer/Pletsch pattern, it’s been designed for success!
- Tissue-fit pattern, fabric prep, cutting pattern from fabrics and interfacing, fusing interfacing.
- Assemble outer shell of jacket including welt/patch pockets, buttonhole prep, sleeves
- Assemble lining, attach lining and outer shell, finishing work
With a week in between classes, there is plenty of time for slower sewers to catch up. We want a happy sewing class, not a harried one!
Recommended fabrics: wool crepe, wool gabardine, wool blends, wool tweed. (Wool is a great fabric for tailoring!)
An optional notions package, including Palmer/Pletsch interfacing, and sleeve head interfacing, will be available if desired.
Teacher: Tory LeBlanc
Dates: Oct 19 and 26, Nov 2, 2013 (3 days)
THIS CLASS HAS BEEN COMPLETED
Learn the uses of and the methods for painting on fabric. This information may be used to decorate a simple canvas tote or an article of clothing for a child or adult. Fabrics should be hand washable and previously washed cottons or cotton blends are recommended.
Excellent examples of suitable fabrics include denim, cotton canvas, and any medium to heavy weight cotton /polyester blends. Other lighter weight fabrics can be used but are not recommended for the beginner. A photo or drawing of your design should be available for reference. Designs using freehand strokes rather than geometric patterns are also encouraged. Themes/ subjects for your designs could be animal studies, flowers, simple scenes or even abstract designs with free flowing brushwork. Each attendee should discuss their fabric chosen and design to be used a minimum of one week before the class to be assured that all is suitable for a successful, completed project. Projects completed will be hand washable. Those in attendance can choose to complete a tote with some or all supplied (kit) or bring some or all supplies for such projects as a decorated jacket or shirt, apron or skirt, etc.
Teacher: Linda Martin
The teacher for the class is Linda Martin who has taught fine arts for over 35 years and has experience with teaching adults ( evening classes) and children from 5 to 18 years old ( public school ) . She had also taught family studies, textiles and foods to children ages 12 to 16 years. Examples of completed work plus a questions and answers session can be done at the September Meeting using about 15 minutes of the evenings time.
Date: September 28, 2013