Students must have their own sewing machine.
This class will focus on furthering students knowledge of sewing and the main goal of this class will be to complete a pair of summer culottes or shorts (as sewing trousers can be very intimidating) or sewing a summer dress. This class will focus on the finishing of a garment, it will give students all of the information and skills needed to further develop their sewing skills and to complete a garment to a high standard.
Students will learn how to:
Accurately take their own personal measurements, how to read a pattern, how to draft a pattern, sew darts, how to add a waistband (elasticated- or for more advanced students, how to install a placket), adjust the fit of their garment, problem solve during fittings. Students will be following the patterns from Winifred Aldrich: metric pattern drafting,. Shauna will supply the required pages for this project – there is no need to purchase the book.
Shauna has a deep background in sewing, pattern drafting, needlework, and costume design. Her ethos is to be aware of the impact of textile manufacturing on the environment and find ways to have a neutral impact while creating unique and fashion-forward designs that will stand the test of time. She is a proponent of re-purposing second-hand clothes, deadstock fabric, and using all available sources to minimise waste.