Wednesday, February 17, 2010

cal patch in brooklyn this weekend

this friday evening (the 19th) i’ll be visiting my old neighborhood and signing books (with the ever-so-stylish kayte terry) at treehouse. come by and say ‘hi’! you know siri knows how to throw a party, so there’s bound to be yummy snacks and drinks, along with all kinds of handmade loveliness. we’ll be signing from 7:30 to 9:30, and you can buy a book from me or bring in your own copy. i’ll be coming on the bus so i can’t carry a ton, so if you know you want to buy one (they’ll be $20) let me know in advance and i’ll reserve one for you.

also, it’s not too late to register for one of my patternmaking classes this weekend! i’ll be teaching at lena’s studio, brooklyn general, and home ec, so take your pick. all 3 are different classes; check out the details below…

saturday 2/20, 11am-4pm: all-day patternmaking at lena corwin’s studio

if you are frustrated with the lack of cute, simple sewing patterns on the market, why not make your own? use your own measurements to draft patterns made to fit YOUR body! in this all-day workshop, cal will show you the first two projects from her book, Design-It-Yourself Clothes. we’ll begin with an A-line skirt and then proceed to the T-shirt of your dreams! vegetarian lunch included.

sunday 2/21, 10am-noon: T-shirt patternmaking at brooklyn general

design and make your own clothes! in this 2-hour class you will learn the basic principles of making your own sewing patterns, and make a pattern for a T-Shirt that fits your own unique body. with this foundation you’ll be able to sew the projects you envision! basic sewing experience is helpful to get the most from this class.

sunday 2/21, 2-4pm: skirt patternmaking workshop at home ec

this introductory lesson in basic flat pattern techniques will give you the basic skills to draft patterns to fit any body! we will take measurements and make a simple skirt pattern with darts, which can be customized in all sorts of ways to suit your personal style.

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