February 27 – March 1, 2020 | Puyallup, WA
FIT TO FLATTER
Bring all of your fitting concerns with you. Calicos/toile (muslins in America) , partly made garments, fabrics, Cutting Line Designs patterns. Even CLD garments you’ve already made! Let’s have fun and tackle fitting from all different angles.
Maybe you have a favourite design or pattern in a style you regularly like to make but find you have issues with it. Then bring it along made into a calico and some extra fabric and let’s tackle this together.
I would also like to show you Fitting some simple shapes such as a Top (like Light and Shadow, Just My Style, Simplify Your Life) or Shell (Passport to Style, Danger Curves Ahead, Putting It Together) and then turn this into a unique designer one-off piece.
I will bring along some of my own garments to demonstrate some of the ideas we can achieve. Adding to my expanding range of everyday tunics that I love to wear for work, travelling, shopping. My absolute go to, essential no. 1 wardrobe item 😊!
You will need your favourite Cutting Line Designs patterns, lots of spare calico (muslin or shirt weight cotton) and some gorgeous fabrics.
And let’s party 🥳
During the 3 days we will complete a range of essential techniques needed to create a professional finish for all of your clothes. Combined with a selection of signature details often referred to by top end high street labels.
A practical but fun workshop. Great for bringing individuality into your everyday life.
Techniques will include fabulous set in sleeves with a different . A selection of Zip placements. Taking Zip Envy to another level. Perfect collars and cuffs with contrasting bindings, double bindings, and piping. Raised darts. And just the best selection of featured, colourful pockets and buttonholes. All adding a unique statement to your handmade wardrobe.
Plus great ideas for fabric pattern placement, playful inserts, seam changes, and pattern matching.
Please bring along lots of fabric for co-ordinating, ideally cottons and linens. And a selection of your favourite Cutting Line Designs patterns with some basic shapes too. All ready for discussion.
SANDY SPINS IDEAS FOR THE BOXTOP
Venue: Orlando, FL
Dates: Meet at 3 on July 16
Classroom Days: July 17, 9-5
July 18, 9-3
More details will follow. Registration is not yet open for this class.
SUSAN KHALJE TEACHES FITTING AND SEWING TECHNIQUES
Venue: Orlando, FL
Dates: Meet at 3 pm on October 15
Classroom Days: October 16 and 17, 9-5
October 18, 9-3
Details to follow. Registration is not yet open for this class.
Susan Khalje is a well-known preservationist and teacher of couture sewing techniques. She is a contributing editor of Threads Magazine and was the host of Sew Much More on HGTV for 6 years. She established The Couture Sewing School in the ‘90’s and has written extensively about sewing, including the authoritative book Linen and Cotton: Classic Sewing Techniques for Great Results.
Her sense of humor and delightful personality make it easy to learn from her. This will be a unique opportunity to learn classic techniques from an innovative teacher.