Learn how to create your own design by altering an existing pattern. At the first lesson, we will discuss your design ideas and look at suitable pattern options on-line. You will then purchase the pattern to alter and tailor. Suitable for those with some sewing skills.
Learn how to create your own design and pattern. Or bring a favourite garment from your wardrobe as inspiration, a picture of a garment you would like to make, or a pattern you would like to adjust.
During this class students work with paper (supplied) and calico.
You will adapt an existing pattern, creating your own unique design, and tailor a toile (calico) to fit. We will discuss suitable fabric options for your finished design, but it is not expected that you will create an entire garment from drafting to completion during this class, as the emphasis is on developing and cutting the pattern, rather than finishing the garment.
We hope that most of you will finish sewing your garment at home.
No previous pattern making experience is necessary but a basic knowledge of garment construction is required. Please telephone the office on 5219623 if you need further information about this. This course is suitable for those new to pattern making and those who would like to extend their design skills.
Students should already have basic sewing skills and basic knowledge of garment construction.
Karen Balmer’s sewing classes are fabulous, fun and fruitful. I have learned heaps, had fun and met some lovely people. Don’t lose her! She is a real professional and amazing all at the same time. Frances A Sept 2020
Great tutor. I enjoyed being able to work on my own personal project at my own pace. 2019
Karen is a truly gifted teacher. She is incredibly encouraging & positive & laughs along with us. Thank you so much Karen! It's wonderful to be challenged & stretched creatively. Good for the soul :-). 2019
Karen is a very patient and knowledgeable tutor. Made the class very fun and full of valuable information. 2019