This will introduce you to how to read a commercial pattern. How to trace your size (which allows you to keep your pattern intact and used again for other sizes). Cutting out of fabric and garment construction. This will teach you to use interfacing, make button holes, set sleeves, pockets, and a mandarin collar.
Once you have made one you will have a pattern that fits your size and you can make many more! You will also still have an intact pattern to make it in other sizes .....for all your friends!
When: 4 sessions over 4 weeks Contact me to arrange a suitable time.
What to bring: Pattern Simplicity 8384 in your size range
Fabric - Cotton, Chambray, Gingham, Broderie Anglais , lightweight linen, Poplin or Batiks in the following quantities: (I can suggest online fabric retailers I have used in the past) Sizes 6-12 if fabric is 115 cm wide 270cm or if fabric is 150 cm wide 200cm. Sizes 14-20 if fabric is 115 cm wide 310cm or if fabric is 150 cm wide 220cm. Sizes 20-24 if fabric is 115 cm wide 360cm or if fabric is 150 cm wide 220cm.
Please check the back of the pattern envelope as these are only general guidelines. Thread to match the fabric. 3 buttons of your choice.
Extra fabric may be needed to match design or for shrinkage. I also recommend pre-washing your fabric to allow for any shrinkage.
Body measurements required: Waist, hips, nape to back, waist to knee, upper arm. For help with measurements click here.