June 20, 2009

Some Clever Garment Copying

I just wanted to share these photos for those of you who've taken the garment copying class. Ane shared a pattern that she'd made to copy a shirt for her husband.

She used tape to copy the surface of the shirt, then peeled it off and stuck it onto some newspaper. She is a sculptor, so this process makes perfect sense to me. It would be an ideal method, especially for a solid 3d shape like a bag. This just shows you there are many different ways you can transfer the information. In my class we talk about a couple of methods, and now I will be sure to share this clever process as well.

Fit Club Photos

Fit Club students learn how to take proper measurements for future pattern alteration.

This is why it's great to sign up with a friend, so you have someone who can help you with fittings later.
You learn about how to fit your own garments and also observe other's fitting and alterations.

We discuss the best ways to solve fitting problems in ready made garments and are able to troubleshoot and correct the patterns in custom made clothing.

Fit Club

I am posting some photos from our first trial run of Fit Club. Thanks to Ane for hosting at her home. I will have more info on upcoming Fit Club in the coming months after the book project gets under control. My next public class is on July 11 at Nancy's Notions in Beaver Dam. You can register here at the Nancy's Notions website under store events, then classes, Alterations.