Beginner: No experience necessary — we’ll teach you everything!
Beginner Plus: You have taken a 101 class or equivalent. You are familiar with threading your machine or know basic knit or crochet stitches.
Intermediate: You’ve got a few projects under your belt. You’ve made a few things and are looking to increase your knowledge.
Advanced: You know quite a bit about your chosen craft and you’re ready to take it to the next level.
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Retreat meets: 06/01/18 - 06/03/18
In this three-day workshop you’ll learn to make your own custom bras with Amy Chapman, patternmaker and designer at Cloth Habit. Amy will guide you through the process of cutting, sewing and fitting the Harriet, a lovely 3-piece underwired bra pattern designed for great support and shape for a wide range of fit needs (28 - 42, A - H).
We’ll start the class with a simple fitting, and from there you’ll learn basic techniques in bra cutting and sewing. Along the way, you’ll get tips on working with unique bra fabrics and elastics, customizing underwires, and professional finishing touches. Once you finish your first bra, Amy will help make any adjustments for fit and you can work on a second bra with your refinements. You will leave the class with a pattern altered just for you, and packed with creative ideas for your bra making adventures!
This workshop includes instruction, two lunches, and one breakfast over the course of a long weekend; Friday 6/1/18 through Sunday afternoon 6/3/18. Class fee also includes materials and findings for two bras. View itinerary here.
Amy Chapman is the sewing blogger and pattern designer behind Cloth Habit. She started sewing as a young girl and has always had a penchant for diving head first into complex sewing projects, like tackling a tuxedo suit from a Vogue Designer pattern in college (which she wore proudly, despite its horrific crotch fit). Since then she has been a lifelong student of patternmaking and fitting. In 2014 she turned her love of lingerie design and teaching other makers into a business. Amy’s patterns are highly instructional, offering professional industry-style finishes and techniques along with tips for working working with stretch fabrics and lingerie knits.
Upon signing up we will email you a detailed itinerary of the weekend, a list and map of our favorite spots around Denver, and a materials list.
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