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Year Long Slow Fashion Intensive

Year Long Slow Fashion Intensive


Level Beginner Plus

This is a general guideline, check individual class page for more details.

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.

Teacher Christina
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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.

Ages 18+