Students are encouraged to bring a variety of garments, both handmade and ready to wear. Although we may not get through every single piece by the end of class, students can expect to leave with the knowledge and confidence to be able to continue their practice at home.
What students can expect to learn in class:
⁃ Effective seam ripping techniques for a variety of stitches, including straight stitches, serged finishes, and chainstitches
⁃ How to assess a garment’s fit and style, and how to determine what changes need to be made
⁃ How to pin fit a garment and transfer the adjustments in preparation for sewing
⁃ How to take apart a garment, look inside, and determine the best method for executing whatever adjustment needs to be made based on the construction of the original garment
⁃ Basic garment repair
⁃ How to determine whether a garment can successfully be altered or repaired, best practices for using trial-and-error to approach for alterations on existing garments, and how to troubleshoot any problems that may arise
The exact techniques covered in class will depend on the garments that are brought in by students.