The Rub Off: Making a Pattern from an Existing Garment, May 25
Saturday, May 25th, 12-5pm
“Rubbing off a pattern” is a phrase used in the fashion world, and refers to making a paper/muslin pattern using a finished garment. The goal of this class is to help beginning and intermediate sewers copy a favorite article of clothing. By the end of class you will have a reusable, hard copy of a sewing pattern and basic notes for construction.* We will also cover some sewing terminology, so bring those thinking caps!
Choosing a garment to replicate:
Please bring a simple, woven (non-stretchy) item with minimal shaping and stitching. It may be wise to bring multiple ideas to class in case your first choice is harder than you think! Try to avoid anything with more than 10 separate seams (not including hems or necklines), sleeves, or any pants that are more complicated than pajamas or scrubs. Feel free to email [email protected] with questions about what you’d like to use, and pictures are very helpful.
- Swedish Tracing Paper ($14.50)
- Tailor’s chalk or chalk marker (contrasting color to garment) (approx. $9.50)
- Grid ruler or L square (approx. $7)
- Measuring tape**
- Notebook or sketchbook
- Pins and pin cushion or magnet
- Your favorite top/skirt/dress/pull-on pant
*There is an optional second session for hands-on assistance constructing your garment on Monday, April 29 from 6-8pm
**Provided for students in the classroom.