Webinar: It’s All About Me: Figure Analysis and Choose Styles

Webinar: It’s All About Me: Figure Analysis and Choose Styles

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 11 am PT
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In pattern design, the goal is to make clothing that flatters. This webinar will teach you some basic skills on how to analyze yourself for silhouette, facial shape, and body proportions. You then will learn what garment styles are most appropriate for you. We will use various styles in Garment Designer to illustrate styles you should choose. In the end, you will be on your way to making wise decisions in your choice of silhouette, neckline, and accessorizing details in clothing design. For sewing and all textile arts.

Webinar: Start to Finish: Let’s Make a Vest – NEW

Webinar: Start to Finish: Let’s Make a Vest – NEW

Saturday, January 30, 2021    11 am PT
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Let’s Make a Vest will feature the development of a vest, which we define as a sleeveless top to be worn over another garment. This is appropriate for both sewers and knitters. Topics will cover design considerations, fabric/yarn choice, appropriate styles in Garment Designer, the sequence of steps in building the pattern and the option of darts. You will also learn how to add the additional pattern parts such as a collar, front extension, facings or bands, and pockets. Design and construction tips will be included as well as inspirational ideas. The goal is that you will understand the process so you can create your own unique vest pattern with success.

Webinar: Body Measurements and How they Impact the Pattern

Webinar: Body Measurements and How they Impact the Pattern

Friday, January 22, 2021 2 pm PT
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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.

Webinar: Dressing Up a Simple Shape – NEW

Webinar: Dressing Up a Simple Shape – NEW

Monday, January 18, 2021   1 pm PT
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There is an elegance in a simple shape. Designers such as Vionnet, Miyake, and a myriad of others have created beautiful clothing with simple styling. The secret is in the details added to the base. This webinar is suitable for sewers and knitters alike, and it will share design inspiration and techniques you can employ to turn a simple style into perfection. Not only are the styles quick to make, but they will also be unique with your added touch, using Garment Designer and knitting or sewing skills. Come and be inspired.

Webinar:Working Creatively with the Symmetry Function in Garment Designer

Webinar:Working Creatively with the Symmetry Function in Garment Designer

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2 pm PT
The Symmetry function in Garment Designer is a powerful feature to use when designing patterns. Susan will help you understand how to use symmetry effectively and creatively so that you can get the most out of this feature. You will learn the difference between Mirror and Give/Take symmetries, and the best approaches to use when designing. You will see Susan build multiple fashion garments using the Symmetry function to its fuller. By the end, you should feel more confident to use this incredible tool for both design and fit.

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