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
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. She is currently showing work in "Over the Clothesline", an exhibition at Historic New England in South Berwick, Maine.
dressmaker's measuring tape
a pair of sharp scissors
sewing needles and thread
a commercial sewing pattern that you would like to alter and/or an existing garment that you would like to copy
a portable sewing machine and an extension cord.
This course has reached maximum enrollment.
Wait lists are available by calling our office.