Each week will focus on a specific element of garment construction: designing and attaching sleeves, working with bias, vintage techniques, designing and attaching collars, and copying an existing garment. You will increase your skills through guided step-by-step process and will make samples for future reference. This 5-week course will also include some tips on pattern-making and couture sewing techniques.
TUITION: $230 + FEES: $20
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.
Bring to the class: a portable sewing machine and an extension cord, a dressmaker's measuring tape, dressmaker's glass-head pins, a pair of sharp scissors, sewing needles and thread, and a seam ripper.
This course has reached maximum enrollment.
Wait lists are available by calling our office.