Pants, Pants – Measuring and Working Towards a Better Fit – UPDATED

Pants, Pants – Measuring and Working Towards a Better Fit – UPDATED

Pants, Pants – Measuring and Working Towards a Better Fit – UPDATED

Friday, April 24th, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
If fitting pants is your challenge; this webinar will help you learn how to measure your favorite pants, and your body to assist you in creating a better pattern and pants that fit. Then, learn how to use the right sequence in Garment Designer to build the pattern you need. Learn what pattern changes address different fit problems in pants. Let’s take some of the mystery out of the process, and get you closer to your perfect pant pattern.

Webinars are 60 to 70 minute classes. They include:

  • A handout prior to the lecture
  • The online class with a full lecture and demonstration.
  • The ability to ask questions and get answers (Live webinar only)
  • A PDF copy of the PowerPoint after the class (for personal use only)
  • The ability to view a recording of the webinar for 72 hours after the webinar

If you have never attended a webinar before and would like more information on what is involved, please feel free to contact us.

*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.

Can’t make it to the scheduled time? No worries! Sign up and watch it later.

We will have the webinars 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 to review for three days after the webinar is hosted, and you will still receive the handouts. You will still receive all handouts.

Webinar – How Body Measurements Affect Your Pattern – NEW!!

Webinar – How Body Measurements Affect Your Pattern – NEW!!

How Body Measurements Affect Your Pattern – NEW!!

Saturday, April 18th, 10 a.m. Pacific Time

A little knowledge up front goes a long way to fit and great looking clothing. In this lecture/demonstration, you will learn how to take meaningful and accurate body measurements. Then, we will take it one step further to discuss which parts of a pattern (whether knit or sewn) are impacted by proper and improper measurements. You will gain a greater understanding of why some patterns work and others don’t, and you can apply your knowledge to correct patterns, based on your measurements before you even cut the fabric or cast on stitches.

Webinars are 60 to 70 minute classes. They include:

  • A handout prior to the lecture
  • The online class with a full lecture and demonstration.
  • The ability to ask questions and get answers (Live webinar only)
  • A PDF copy of the PowerPoint after the class (for personal use only)
  • The ability to view a recording of the webinar for 72 hours after the webinar

If you have never attended a webinar before and would like more information on what is involved, please feel free to contact us.

*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.

Can’t make it to the scheduled time? No worries! Sign up and watch it later.

We will have the webinars 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 to review for three days after the webinar is hosted, and you will still receive the handouts. You will still receive all handouts.

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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