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Pattern Adjustments

Regular price $156.00 $94.00 40% off
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Join Chris, a seasoned seamstress and designer, for a transformative three-session course designed for adventurous beginners or seasoned intermediates eager to elevate their handmade garments with a more professional, tailored fit. This course focuses on techniques for basic pattern adjustments that can help you gain confidence in making garments that fit well and feel great.

Debut class (40% OFF)
August 14th, 21st, 28th - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

This is our second DEBUT class as we have had a switch in instructors.

Course Features:

Hands-On Learning: Work along with the instructor using drafting paper to practice each adjustment type.

Expert Instruction:Learn from Leah, a seasoned seamstress with formal training in fashion design from George Brown College, whose teaching style embodies creativity and tranquility. 

Material Provision: All necessary materials, including drafting paper. Students are encouraged to bring a sewing pattern they wish to adjust for personalized guidance.

Course Outline:

Session 1:Bodice Adjustments - lengthening/shortening, adjusting darts, full and small bust adjustments, broad back, full bicep, and neckline modifications.

Session 2:
Bottom Adjustments - rise vs. inseam, lengthening/shortening, full and flat seat adjustments, measuring crotch length, and managing full tummy and swayback issues.

Session 3:Additional Adjustments and Project Work - Apply your new skills to further adjustments and spend time working on a personal sewing project, bringing your own pattern to life with guidance and support.

You should already know how to:
  • Use your sewing machine independently
  • Sew a beginner pattern
You will learn:
  • A comprehensive understanding of basic pattern alterations.
  • Confidence to adjust any pattern to your measurements.
  • A set of practical, hands-on skills to enhance your sewing proficiency.

Join us for a fun and fulfilling journey into the world of custom sewing. Elevate your skills, nurture your creativity, and enjoy the satisfaction of sewing well-fitting, beautiful garments that reflect your personal style and needs.

A 15% discount on the fabric and supplies purchased for the course from Main Fabric.

Shipping calculated at checkout.

Location: 5 King St W, Dundas ON

Duration: 7.5 hours (split over 3 days)

Instructor: Leah

What to Bring: A traced pattern that you would like to adjust.

Sewing Level: Confident Beginner