Fit is an essential skill in garment making, but it is one that is rarely taught. Spend the afternoon and morning with pattern maker Nita-Jane gaining vital fitting and basic pattern making skills that will help create garments that you really want to wear.
Teacher: Nita-Jane McMahon
Workshop Duration: Full day
Description: Using the Willow tank as a base you will learn how to fit and or alter a basic top. Techniques will include taking measurements and pattern mapping, pivoting and adding darts, fixing gapes, analysing pull lines and reshaping necks and arm holes.
Materials to bring:
- Willow pattern. This is available to purchase from Grainline Studio.
- a pre-made Willow top in calico - no finishing, sewn darts, shoulders and side seams; add stay stitching around neck and armholes at seam line.
- paper scissors
- fabric scissors
- tape measure
- french curve
Takeaway: You will leave with a new pattern with all adjustments translated. If fitting the Willow isn't an issue, you can use techniques to redesign style lines.
Level: Advanced Beginner
Prerequisites: Garment making experience of at least three tops.