July workshop - Frock of Ages

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 § 0

For this workshop we were joined by Harriet Walsh. Harriet has over 40 years of dressmaking experience and also happens to be the mother of our vice president! The aim for this workshop was to understand a little more about fabric and reading patterns. By the end of the workshop we were aiming to have cut out our pattern and fabric... at least that was the plan.

It was lovely to see the different fabric that everyone had chosen and consider how different one pattern can look with fabric choices.

We learnt a bit about fabric and how to identify warp and weft

After coming to terms with dressmaking sizes vs ready to wear (ready to wear sizing is generally much more generous!)

and then the cutting began

patterns have lots of information to look out for including dots, notches and lines!

Pattern cutting takes time and our roses were working industriously to complete their cutting in time

We are looking forward to seeing everyone's finished creations.

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