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Copying Ready to Wear

Tuesdays, 10-11:30am PST

  • Ended
  • 250 US dollars
  • Zoom

Service Description

We all have a favorite garment that has taken up residence in our closet in hopes of duplicating it one day. This class will help achieve that goal. We begin by analyzing the grain of the fabric and how it was manipulated to create the garment. Using the “rub-off” method, we will align the grainlines of the patterning fabric (silk organza) to those of the garment. Once the pattern has been obtained, including all markings and design details, we will transfer to paper for truing and refining all lines and curves. Once this is done, a muslin test garment will be made to check for accuracy and personalize the fit. Learn how to make a pattern from an existing garment without actually taking the garment apart. Once the pattern is generated, the student will make a muslin test garment to check for accuracy. The garment to be copied should be made from a woven fabric. It is easier to learn the skills on a stable fabric (no knits allowed). It is also easier to learn the techniques on a plaid or striped garment. Recommended Textbook: Making Patterns From Existing Garments by Kenneth D. King

• Full Refunds with email notice 15 days prior to the start of a class • No refunds within 14 days of the start date of a class

Bookings close 1 day before the session starts. Cancellation Policy: • Full Refunds with email notice 10 days prior to the start of a class • No refunds within 10 days of the start date of a class

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