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CFS 020-F18 | Make Your Own Sewing Patterns

CFS 020-F18 | Make Your Own Sewing Patterns

Sat + Sun, 10/6-10/7, 9AM-5PM, Room: 209

Maximum Enrollment: 8 LBS

Course Description

This workshop is an introduction to the basics of garment design and creating your own patterns. We will take accurate measurements and use them to draft original patterns and customize commercial patterns for a good personal fit. You can also learn how to make a pattern from an existing piece of clothing. Basic sewing skills are required.

TUITION: $250 + fees: $20
CEUs: 1.6

Cheslye Ventimiglia has a dressmaking studio in Portland and specializes in the reconstruction of vintage clothing and costume design. She volunteers in the costume shop at Portland Stage and has taught sewing and pattern making at MECA since 2000 with an emphasis on quality garment construction.


  • A dressmaker's measuring tape
  • Dressmaker's glass-head pins
  • A pair of sharp scissors for sewing and a pair of all-purpose scissors for cutting paper
  • Sewing needles and thread
  • A seam ripper.
  • A commercial sewing pattern that you would like to alter and an existing garment that you would like to copy
  • Optional: A portable sewing machine and an extension cord. Some machines will be available to share.

This course has reached maximum enrollment.

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