Fabrications and Alterations: Used Garmet Couture

A workshop focusing on making off-the-rack garments unique and have superior fit. Using pre-existing garments as a departure we will deconstruct, alter, reshape, refit, renew and transform an ill-fitting garment into a well-fitted garment. The workshop will involve fabric manipulation, patterning techniques, tailoring to fit and sewing.

Here is a list of required equipment and materials:
1. sewing machine with an extra supply of needles
2. scissors
3. a favored garment you love (and were perhaps tempted to throw out because it’s irreplaceable) and would like to reproduce and/or alter to fit. We will be teaching the students the skills to create “sloper”
(a pattern of the garment) without destroying the original garment. We also encourage you to bring in a
garment you love and want to learn simply how to alter it.

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