Dates: Sunday 24 September 2017 Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm (7 hrs. in total) Teacher: Bernadette Thomas COST: $150 (Deposit $80) includes kit valued at $45.00 Maximum 8 students Pre-requisite: Completion of BGM 1
In this class you will make a maxi skirt with a separate cased waistband (the skirt can be altered to any length in class) based on the New Look pattern 6288. You will have to trace off and adjust your pattern (calculating ease) with assistance. You will learn how to work in knits and stretch and the differences between these types of fabrics – notes provided. You will get a comprehensive information sheet on elastics building on what you learnt in my beginner’s class. Specialist stretch and knit sewing techniques, haberdashery and threads will be discussed in detail. Depending on adjustments needed the class MAY be shown basic shortening and lengthening, hip and waist adjustments. Sway back, prominent and flat bottoms and stomachs adjustment and be shown how to pivot a skirt panel to increase or decrease fullness. Kit includes: pattern, 1.5m plain Ponti weight spandex knit (Scuba), 30cm x 6mm steam a seam, 2 x woolly nylon threads to match your fabric, 1.3m x 38mm knitted or non-roll woven elastic and notes. NOTE: This class is designed to use both your sewing machine and overlocker. (Just bring your overlocker if that is what you have) It can be completed just using a sewing machine but it will take you longer and you may not finish your skirt in class.
Custom Panties Course (CPC)
Dates: wait list available Time: 10am – 4.30pm (6.5 hrs. in total) Teacher: Bernadette Thomas COST: $165 (Deposit $90) includes kit valued at $65.00 Maximum 8 students
Pre-requisite: Completion of Basic Stretch Course
This workshop will include pattern alterations for crotches, bottoms and tummies (as necessary) and lots of tips for working with stretch and knit fabrics, lingerie elastics and laces. The kit will include a Kwik Sew lingerie book valued at $35.00 plus all the makings for a pair of panties in your own preferred style (colour choice available – fabric needs to be picked up and prewashed before class) (classic cut, bikini etc.).
Performance Costume (Leotard/Swimwear) Workshop (PCC) Dates: wait list available Time: 9am – 4.30pm (7.5 hrs. in total) Teacher: Bernadette Thomas COST: $190 (Deposit $90) includes kit valued at $75.00 Maximum 8 students
Pre-requisite: Completion of Basic Stretch Course and Overlocker Basics and Techniques (if using an overlocker)
Learn How to read a specialist stretch pattern including markings and instructions. Correct Measuring, size selection and the differences between one way, two way and four way stretch. How to trace, lay, cut and mark a pattern on stretch fabric - including some basic alterations. Assembly/pinning techniques and different types of elastics for performance costumes and how to apply them (includes use of double fold elastic). Topstitching Techniques and Stitching on Stretch Trims. Decoration techniques including Swarovski hot fix crystals and the use of a Be jeweller and basic hand sewing/glue techniques for beads and sequins. Kit includes 1m of Lycra (colour choice available, Kwik Sew pattern, dressmaking paper, two reels of woolly nylon thread, leg elastic, DF elastic, reel of thread and sample crystal pack. PRE-REQUISITE APPLIES: You have to have completed the Basic Overlocker Techniques Class to attend this course or be extremely comfortable with your overlocker - you will need to convince Bernadette of this!
NOTE: This class can be completed with a sewing machine but it will take longer and you may not finish the item in class.