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Design and Fit Basics for Garments

  • 15 May 2021
  • 10:00 AM
  • 16 May 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • 408 Depot St
  • 4


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Whether you create woven, felted or quilted cloth to make garments, everyone wants them to look great, show off your skills and FIT.  In this two day class, we will make a mannequin (either from duct tape or a Uniquely You mannequin) that accurately reflects your body shape and size.  In addition, we will go through exercises to recognize what looks good on you and make croquis to help you plan your garments.  We will concentrate on how to shape garments on a mannequin.  Visual depiction of a garment on a mannequin, that is my duplicate, helps me make design choices as well as save time from remaking of garments that don’t fit.  This class will allow you to design the garment in your head and see how it will look on you - and know that it fits.

Level: Beginner, Basic sewing skills needed, no draping or drafting skills needed

Materials fee: 0

Students should bring:  T-shirt that will be destroyed in process, 3 large roll in duct tape - 2 solid colors, 2 smaller rolls with designs on them, OR a Uniquely You Mannequin kit (Wawak sewing supplies), computer or iPad, colored pencils, notebook, 5 yards inexpensive, narrow flat braid, 5 yards muslin, sewing machine, thread, pins, hand sewing needles, tape measure, paper and cloth scissors, 5 yards gridded interfacing



Members $200 Non-members $ 240

Instructor:  Bio Joan Berner


408 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801

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