Class meets: 11am - 6pm on the 3rd Sunday of each month, Jan - Dec 2020
Learn about slow fashion and make your own capsule wardrobe in this year-long sewing workshop. You will meet for 6 hours on the 3rd Sunday of each month to cover the basics of planning and making your own clothing, and get assistance in choosing your own patterns and fabrics to fit you and your wardrobe.
Each class will cover a particular sewing technique, with skills building throughout the year. Since you pick your own patterns, this class can be flexible to different skill levels from a motivated beginner sewist to an experienced sewist and is open to all genders. Production depends on your commitment - students should expect to commit to the whole year of classes and be willing to work 5 - 15 hours a week on their own in order to complete projects. Students will have access to Fancy Tiger's sewing studio to complete their homework and can enjoy 15% off their purchases for class.
Each month's topic are detailed below, but are subject to change based on the class needs:
Jan 19 - Background and planning
Feb 16 - Tracing and cutting
Mar 15 - Using bias tape to finish edges
Apr 19 - Accessories
May 17 - Sewing with knits
June 21 - Patterning from an existing garment
July 19 - Simple pants or skirts
Aug 16 - Collar stand and button plackets
Sep 20 - Catch-up
Oct 18 - Pants or jeans
Nov 15 - Lined jacket
Dec 20 - Presentation and celebration!
About Your Instructor:
Christina Patzman comes from a long line of seamstresses and jokes that
she learned how to sew in her mother's womb. Her grandmother was a
dressmaker for 40 years and taught Christina clothing design and sewing
with a hands-on and practical approach. Christina started making
clothing while in junior high and continued designing and sewing
throughout high school. She studied apparel design in college –
receiving a BA in Apparel Design in 1991. Christina has had several
lines of clothing that have sold both locally and nationally. This
included a retail store in Cherry Creek, Denver. Christina has been
teaching sewing classes at Fancy Tiger Crafts since 2008, and especially
loves helping students with garment design and construction.