Wearable Extravaganza! Garment Construction Intensive
Date: Aug 29 - Sep 2 (Mon - Fri)
Instructor: Daryl Lancaster
Wrap your body in clothing from your own hands. This is a fascinating class for students wanting to learn to make (sew) clothing from their handwoven, hand printed, dyed, quilted, felted or just commercial fabric that fits perfectly and flatters their figure! Who wants to spend a lot of time making something that just doesn't look right when you're finished? It's all in the fit! New students will construct a basic custom fit unlined jacket or lined vest from their own fabric (bought or handmade) that they bring to class, while learning all sorts of inspiring construction techniques to make their garments reflect their creativity.
This is also a great class for those more experienced students wanting polished and professional results. And Daryl can show you how to adapt almost any pattern to fit you. She can also advise you on what type of pattern will look best on you. She brings many of her own beautiful garments for you to try on so you can see what looks good on you.
Returning students who have already made a jacket with Daryl in any other class, may make a variation on the basic jacket, such as a swing version, shawl collar, lining, and bound buttonhole closure. Or returning students may make the tunic. Returning students may also bring their own patterns and agenda. All levels are welcome.
About the Instructor
Daryl Lancaster, a hand weaver and fiber artist known for her award-winning handwoven clothing, has been constructing garments for more than 45 years. She gives lectures and workshops all over the United States and Canada. As the former Features Editor for Handwoven Magazine, she frequently contributes to various weaving and sewing publications.
Please call 1(603) 827-3996 for more information or to sign up for the class.