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Armhole Sleeve Relationships

Armhole Sleeve Relationships

If you alter patterns, or want to draft them ‘from scratch’,
Susan will teach you the basics of armhole and sleeve combinations.
Understand how changes made to the armhole affect the sleeve and enjoy
learning how to draft/create a multitude of sleeve styles. Garment Designer
will be used to demonstrate examples.


Twenty Pattern Guidelines

Twenty Pattern Guidelines

Twenty Pattern Guidelines

The Twenty Pattern Guidelines webinar will present you with the power of pattern-making know-how. If you alter or create your own patterns, then it’s time you increase your knowledge of pattern rules that professionals know and understand. In the class you will see how simple it can be…if you understand the basics. Study the anatomy of a pattern, learn how to change it properly and how to relate ease to fit. Garment Designer will be used to demonstrate examples.

Wednesday, February 12th, 5 p.m.

Webinars need a minimum of three participants to host. If we do not meet this minimum the webinar will be cancelled two days prior, so be sure to register early.

Webinars will be available to review for attendees who sign up prior to the scheduled webinar but are unable to attend at that time. The video will be completely unedited, directly from the webinar meeting. It will be available for three days after the webinar is hosted. You must sign up prior to the scheduled date.

After registration, we will contact you with the meeting information.

Webinar hosted in Pacific Time

Pants, Pants… Working Towards a Better Fit

Pants, Pants… Working Towards a Better Fit

Pants, Pants… Working Towards a Better Fit

Pants, Pants… Working Towards a Better Fit is a prefect fit for you if fitting pants is your challenge; this webinar will help you learn how to measure your body and components of actual pants that fit. Then, learn how to use the right sequence in Garment Designer to build the pattern you need. Let’s take some of the mystery out of the process, and get you closer to your perfect pant pattern.

For those who have not yet attended, a webinar is a 60 to 70 minute online class to include Lecture, Question & Answer and PDF Handouts for personal use. This is a live class and cannot be viewed later if purchased

Webinars need a minimum of three participants to host. If we do not meet this minimum the webinar will be cancelled two days prior, so be sure to register early.

After registration, we will contact you with the meeting information.

Moving from Garment Designer to Stitch Painter

Moving from Garment Designer to Stitch Painter

Moving from Garment Designer to Stitch Painter

Moving from Garment Designer to Stitch Painter webinar will show you how to create styles in Garment Designer and move them into Stitch Painter for stitch design work. Various techniques will be covered including top-down work, engineered designs, etc.

Garment Designer Software February Challenge: Hearts

Almost finished piece!

Susan, owner of Cochenille is sharing her heart-based design challenge. This is a Garment Designer software project. The inspiration for Susan’s project came from a store window in Italy. As you can see below, the sweater was uniquely different. So, photo time.. take a shot and file it away for another time.

Down the road a bit, Susan was embarking on a recycling project, and was looking for something to do, and remembered, not only her photo image, but also a garment she had purchased while taking a workshop with the Deco Belles in Napier New Zealand. Thus, you can see, this is becoming a global project.

 

The Inspiration

Inspiration sweater from a store window in Florence, Italy

And here is the sweater that became the candidate for reconstruction.

Original sweater, purchased in Napier, New Zealand in an Op Shop

The Pattern using Garment Designer Pattern Software

So, Susan developed a heart-shaped pattern in Garment Designer, and cut the pattern out of the original sweater, twice, once for the front and once for the back.

Sewing

To prevent the edges from fraying, the serger was used to finish the raw edges.

Serging the raw edges

Then, some of the original sweater was unraveled to obtain some yarn for crocheting around the edges.

Unraveling the original garment to obtain some yarn for finishing

Finishing

Here are a few shots of the crochet stitch going around the edges.

Crochet edging used to cover the served edges

And now.. the almost finished garment. Susan still wants to add another row of crochet, possibly in a coordinating fancier yarn… to be decided.

Almost finished piece!
Close-up of Front
Back view, arc of heart overlapping arc of heart. Modeled by Teresa, one of Cochenille’s staff.

So now fellow Cochenille users.. let’s see what you can do!

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