Learn to draft a skirt pattern to your own measurements. Are you frustrated by the sizing of commercial patterns? Have you always wanted to be able to make a pattern that fits your shape? Start with this workshop to create a simple A-line or straight skirt pattern. Each student will use their own measurements to draft a paper pattern that they can use again and again. We will go over correct measuring methods, flat drafting techniques, and correct labeling and marking. You will complete a custom drafted pattern and sample muslin. Handouts on the drafting technique and stitching your final skirt will be included. This is a beginning pattern drafting class suitable for people with some moderate sewing skills.
TUITION: $115 + FEES: $25
Bring to the class: a portable sewing machine and an extension cord, a dressmaker’s measuring tape, pins, a pair of sharp scissors, sewing needles and thread, and a seam ripper.
Betsy Scheintaub is a garment designer, fiber artist, and business owner. She owns Bobbin Studio and is co-owner of Bobolink cycling gear. She has a BFA in Fiber Arts and 10 years experience working in costumes for opera, ballet, and theater. She has designed garments for production as well as a line of handbags and accessories. Her work is influenced by traditional Japanese textiles, mid-century Scandinavian design and Soviet design from the 1930’s.