Sewing classes for the beginner to the advanced stitcher!
Learn to create garments on a professional dress form.
Mondays, January 6-March 24, 6-9 pm
$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, January 6-February 10, 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, February 17-March 24, 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 now 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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Pattern 3 (Garment Design) - January 7, 2014
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Phone: (503) 927-5457
1 block north of NE 43rd & Sandy
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