Learn and Make the Fair Fit V-neck and Sweetheart Neckline
Jul
16
to Aug 17

Learn and Make the Fair Fit V-neck and Sweetheart Neckline

In Learn and Make the Fair Fit V and Sweetheart Neckline course, you will receive the Fair Fit Empire Bodice pattern set along with the V-neck and Sweetheart pieces. These pattern blocks will allow you to practice much more advanced bodice draping skills, applying all that you learned from Learn and Make the Fair Fit Dress and further customizing the fit for more advanced and structural bodices. 

In addition to adding more variations to the Fair Fit dresses that you can make, this course is will teach you more about fit, drape, and pattern alteration for the top half of your body and will make you an more advanced sewist and draper by the end of the coursework.

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Learn and Make the Fair Fit Raglan Sleeve Dress
Sep
3
to Sep 28

Learn and Make the Fair Fit Raglan Sleeve Dress

Let there be sleeves!

I know some folks will not wear sleeveless, and I understand. For those of you who have been sewing awhile, you know that sleeves and sleeve fit can be an advanced topic. With this course, you will have an opportunity to add a sleeve to your Fair Fit garments using the Fair Fit Raglan pattern set. You will learn a more advanced draping process and how to customize the fit of your sleeve. 

Once you start working with the pattern, you can use it many different ways. I will teach teach you the flutter sleeve variations. A good dress needs a good sleeve, and if it is a customizable one even better!

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Learn the Fair Fit Sewing Method Heirloom Repurpose
Oct
15
to Nov 9

Learn the Fair Fit Sewing Method Heirloom Repurpose

Heirloom Repurpose is a method of repurposing cloth, me mades, or previous garments and using fabric manipulation and creative sewing methods to add texture, richness, and history to an unconventional garment.

This process of repurposing works well with the Fair Fit pattern blocks because their small size and shiftable nature will allow you to approach repurposing from a whole new perspective. Repurposing is already an inventive process, and the method I teach will grow the ways that you can rework cloth and add more craft to your garment. 

Heirloom Repurpose is a repurpose of a repurpose. It takes what would be an heirloom (a me made or art project) and reconstitutes it to bring new life. Get ready to add even more sustainability, creativity, and purposefulness to your sewing practice while trying out more inventive sewing methods.

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Creating Circle Skirts and Designing with Skirt Bands
Jun
11
to Jun 29

Creating Circle Skirts and Designing with Skirt Bands

After learning how to make your skirt and dress, it's time to add more design to your garments. In this customization class, you will get the Fair Fit Circle Skirt and Band pattern set and learn to drape it as a skirt or as a dress. 

You will also learn the serged and top stitched as well as the patch and piece sewing method, an unconventional and craft focused approach to sewing. I’ll teach you ways to play with sewn line, break up the pattern pieces to allow for color blocking, and just have fun with the pattern.

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Learn and Make the Fair Fit Dress
Mar
26
to May 18

Learn and Make the Fair Fit Dress

In the second and most extensive course in the Fair Fit Method, Learn and Make the Fair Fit Dress, we will focus on design, pattern fit, and intermediate draping for the top half of your body. This course focuses largely on fit, and will tackle body features and fit approaches to the bust, shoulders, neckline, armholes, torso, and lower back. You will learn an intuitive and playful approach to the draping, learning how designers think through their projects and problem solve all along the way. 

We will be customizing and padding a dress form for your unique size and shape, as well as creating your first dress with the raw finish method so you can learn more about draping and pattern alterations while still making a wearable dress. This course also includes workshops on custom design, developing your own creative perspective, as well as in depth teachings into pattern fit, alterations, and how it applies to all garments that you wear or make.

Included in this course are also bonus pattern sets for your torso and neckline, so you can further customize your dress and make it as you like. You will be able to iterate several different styles of dress from this course, customizing it as you advance and learn more about the pattern. You will have access to an archive of pattern alterations for yourself as well as alterations used by previous students. This valuable module will be a resource for you for many years to come and is updated periodically with more alterations as more students enroll in the course. 

This course teaches you intermediate to advanced methods of fit and draping, and along with Learn and Make the Fair Fit Skirt, is a prerequisite to Fair Fit Method customization workshops offered later in the year. 

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Learn and Make the Fair Fit Skirt
Jan
1
to Feb 2

Learn and Make the Fair Fit Skirt

In the first course of the Fair Fit Method, you will learn the foundational skills used to make all Fair Fit garments. In Learn and Make the Fair Fit Skirt, you will learn beginner draping skills and how to analyze your body shape, size, and proportion to pad out your dress form to create an accurate fit. This aspect of the course will help you learn how to utilize a form better, and benefit your sewing practice and how you make to all garments moving forward.

We will also dig deep into skirt fit and the most common fit issues. In our first project, you will learn how to determine your own unique body length, circumference, and foundational principles of proportion that will help you create a flattering custom skirt. 

All of your Fair Fit garments will be draped, and you will also learn pattern alterations to further customize the fit. After the pattern is finalized, you will move onto your second skirt, choosing either another pattern variation or implementing the sewing methods taught in the course.

In this course, you will learn the the two fundamental sewing methods used in Fair Fit garments, raw finish and clean finish. For our first garments, you will learn the raw finish method, as it allows you to customize the draping and the pattern without sacrificing the first garment. For your second skirt, you can use the Fair Fit clean finish method after you finalize the fit of your skirt.

This course will give you a foundation in draping, pattern fit, body proportion for your lower half, as well as the core principles as to how Fair Fit garments are made. It is the prerequisite to Learn and Make the Fair Fit Dress, and sets up your skills for all upcoming Fair Fit Method courses in 2018.

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