Sewing classes for the beginner to the advanced stitcher!
Learn to create garments on a professional dress form.
Draping Series with Adam Andreas, Columbia Sportswear
Mondays, April 6-June 29, 6-9 pm. (no class Memorial Day)
$219 per 6-week class or take the 12-week series for $429. Includes pattern paper and handouts.
As seen on Project Runway, learn how to work with fabric on a dress form to turn your fashion ideas into real garments. Arrange your fabric into folds, twists and style lines to create dresses, tops, skirts, coats and daring necklines. We provide the dress forms. But in the first session, you will find out where to buy a good quality, inexpensive dress form, alter it to your size and how to put on style lines — so you can start designing your ideas!
Draping - Intro
Draping 1. Mondays, April 6-May 11 6-9 pm
Learn the fundamentals of draping as a method of designing garments and a patternmaking alternative. Work on a professional dress form to create bodices, skirts, and dresses. Transfer the drape to a paper pattern. Required pre-requisites: Patternmaking Intro.
Draping 2. Mondays, May 18-June 29 (no class Memorial Day), 6-9 pm
Expand on techniques learned in Draping I. Learn to drape asymmetrical designs, bias and cowl necklines and knit fabric. Create your own designs. Prerequisite: Draping 1.
Portland Sewing sells dress forms! For more info, click here.
Choose an Option: Draping Series ($429.00) Draping 1 ($219.00) Draping 2 ($219.00)
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See a list of all Portland Sewing classes
Learn to Sew - April 6, 2015
Apparel Construction - April 8, 2015
Draping 1 & 2 - April 6, 2015
Patternmaking-Intro - April 9, 2015
Pattern Knits & Stretch (Pattern 4) - May 20, 2015
Fit & Pattern Alteration - June 6, 2015
2111 NE 43rd Ave.,
Phone: (503) 927-5457
1 block north of NE 43rd & Sandy
BUS: #12 bus,
MAX: 7 blocks from the Hollywood MAX station
Dresses - May 19, 2015
Sew Faux - May 19, 2015
Bra Patterning & Construction - May 21, 2015
Sewing Activewear - May 22, 2015
Sew Vintage - May 22, 2015
Shapewear - June 1, 2015
Fashion Illustration Intensives - May 2, 2015
Advanced Technical Sketches and Spec Packs - May 27, 2015