Update: This workshop has already filled up, and we’ve created a waiting list. Thanks so much for your interest, everyone. I would imagine we’ll hold more workshops in the future, so stay tuned.
I’ve always said I wouldn’t do this, but after many, many requests I’ve finally been persuaded to try it: the first ever weekend workshop at our studio in Brooklyn NY, May 31-June 1, 2014 !
This will be a very intimate affair, which is how I prefer to do things. We’ll be opening enrollment to just six people. And what a weekend it will be! We’ll spend Saturday and Sunday, May 31-June 1, learning to make a muslin and to fit patterns and anything else we feel like doing. (With just six people we’ll have the flexibility to do pretty much whatever we want, right?) The small size of the group will give us a chance to really get to know each other and spend time together, and you’ll have lots of time to work on developing a muslin that works well for you while learning lots of tips and techniques in the process.
Here are the details: Bring a pattern you’ve been wanting to sew for yourself and I’ll help you with it. By the end of the weekend you’ll have a better understanding of fit and you’ll feel more confident in making clothing for yourself. We’ll practice fitting on each other so you’ll understand how to make changes, and you’ll see those alterations in action. I’ve found that this method really helps everyone to learn more and to return home at the end of the weekend with many new skills.
You’ll be responsible for your own lodging and most meals, but I can direct you toward a few great hotels that are convenient to the studio. On Saturday evening we’ll adjourn to my apartment for drinks, and then anyone who is interested can continue on to have dinner together at a favorite neighborhood restaurant.
The fee includes the workshop as well as patternmaking supplies, pattern paper, muslin, and lunch for two days. A non-refundable deposit is required at sign-up. Enrollment is first come, first served. Update: the class has been filled.