Workshops, Classes Unit 5, 12 –14 Baretta Road, Wangara W.A. 6065 Phone: (08) 9309 5199 (08) 9409 7711 and Guest Tutor Business Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm www.perthsewing.com.au For Bookings phone: 9309 5199 Pattern Making 5 x 2 hr sessions Friday Sept 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, & 2nd Oct 10:00am -12:00pm $125.00 (minimum 4 to class) Want to learn how to expand your sewing skills and confidence? This class is for experienced sewers and teaches you the manual techniques for creating a skirt block to fit your individual measurements. You will also create a pattern for the skirt and make a calico ‘toile’ to check the fit. This block is the basis of most skirt styles such as straight, A-line, pleated and gored skirts. Rita will guide you though this process step-by-step. To get the most out of this class, you will need to have some time at home to practice before the following week. In this class you will Rita McIntyre be working on your own projects, at your own pace. Reconstructing Fashion Workshop Information 3 x 3 hr sessions Sept 15th, 22nd & 29th 9:30am -12:30pm $90.00 (minimum 4 to class) Tons of textiles and fashion garments are thrown away each year worldwide and fashion that is designed to last only one season takes years to decompose. Consumers who care about how fashion is produced and its disposable nature want to make changes. One way to do this is to consider the re-use of clothing by creatively deconstructing and reconstructing clothing into unique, wearable one-off pieces. In this workshop you will learn how to reconstruct clothing from your wardrobe and transform op shop treasures. You will have fun taking existing clothing and creatively deconstructing and combining items resulting in a unique garment. Workshop participants will need to have basic machine sewing and hand sewing skills and bring along a sewing Lorelie Smit machine in good working order as well op shop finds and clothing items from their wardrobe. There will be lots of examples of reconstructed clothing on show to get you started. Lorelie Smit, who conducts this workshop, has considerable teaching and dressmaking experience and qualifications. She is cur rently working as a textile artist in free machine embroidery, dyeing and discharging fabrics and has sold clothing and accessories in galleries in the Swan Valley and the South West. Suggestions of what to bring to help you get started You can work on any items from your wardrobe or your op shop stash, although skirts and tops are the easiest to start with. As a suggestion you should bring a number of skirts and shirts (men's and/or ladies). More is always better when it comes to quan tity. Clothing you bring should fit you or be a larger size as it gives you more to work with. Natural fibres eg cotton, linen, silk work well as do knits and stretch fabrics. Fabrics can be plain coloured or patterned. Think about the colours and patterns of the items you bring as they should complement each other since you will probably combine some of these garments into one outfit. Clothing made from interesting fabrics is always useful. You may also have items that have a particular design feature you l ike eg: a collar or pocket that you can incorporate into something else. Know Your Overlocker 4 x 2 hr sessions Wed Sept 2nd, 9th, 16th, & 23rd 1:00pm – 3:00pm $80.00 Learn what makes your overlocker tick! In this class you will learn everything your overlocker is capable of doing, from rolled hemming, pintucking, flat-lock and much more. All brands of overlockers are accepted and we cover all aspects of maintenance, needles, tensions and feet. You will be advised each week as to what is required for the following week.
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