DATE, TIME AND LOCATION
Sunday 17th February, one hour slots between 10am - 6pm
Arch 359 Westgate Street, London, E8 3RN
The workshop will take place in our shop in between Broadway Market and Mare Street. It's about 15 minutes walk from Bethnal Green tube station, 5 minutes from London Fields and Cambridge Heath Overground stations.
If you've been struggling to sew garments that fit and flatter, you may need to make an appointment at the pattern fitting surgery! Book in for an hour of one-on-one express fitting with Elisalex of By Hand London - bring along one (or some!) of your garments with fitting issues, and Elisalex will take you through the diagnostic process, teaching you how to analyse your toile with an objective eye, identifying fit problem areas and how to fix them. Please bear in mind that you will have one hour with Elisalex, during which time you will be able to cover one fitting issue; if you would like more time to cover more ground, please book an additional hour or two!
STUDENTS WILL LEARN:
+ How to identify fit problem areas
+ How to improve fit directly onto a toile
+ How to translate fit improvements from a toile to the pattern
+ Pattern alteration techniques specific to each student's individual needs
+ Sewing machine and the usual dressmaking tools such as tape measures, fabric scissors, thread, pins etc
+ Drinks and snacks throughout the day
STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BRING:
+ A ready made toile of the pattern they would like help fitting with, plus the pattern itself
+ Any already made garments that highlight the fit issue in question, eg. if you're struggling with full bust adjustments, please bring a toile of a bodice you'd like to work on, plus any dresses you've made that you feel do not fit right across your bust
+ A notebook and pens
+ Your phone or camera to take pictures of the processes we will cover
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?
This class is for confident sewers who wish to elevate their pattern fitting skills in order to better understand their unique body shape and how to make sewing patterns work harder for them!
Elisalex is half of the team behind independent sewing pattern house By Hand London. Passionate about empowering women with the tools and skills to make great clothes that fit and flatter, she has been teaching students to sew and adjust their patterns for five years, both in person and through their extensive online sewalongs.