Pattern Modification: The Prism Dress - Coming Soon!
Instructor: Tasa Gleason
The raglan sleeve is a wonderful way to ease into sewing sleeves if you are new to garment sewing and in this class you will be sewing the Prism Dress with the option of modifying the pattern with some personal details. This class is held in 3 sessions to ensure plenty of time for going over specific modification techniques. You will learn how to add a keyhole detail to the front or back necklines, how to redraft a neck facing (very useful if you tend to alter necklines to be larger or smaller, or if you want to add a neck facing on a pattern that doesn't come with one), and how to hack the Prism Dress into a shirt with sleeve length options. You may also choose to bring some pattern modification ideas of your own to class!
In this class you will be learning techniques that will serve you in your garment making to come. Tasa drafted and graded this pattern so she knows it inside and out, and she is uniquely suited to helping you. Our small class sizes and individual teacher attention result in a huge increase in one’s ability to create a professional looking sewn garment.
Note: there may be homework between class sessions.
Prerequisites: This class is for the advanced intermediate. You should be very confident in basic sewing, including sewing curves and sewing with accurate and consistent seam allowance. This can be your first garment.
+ Sewing machine*
+ Prism Dress pattern
+ Pattern paper
+ Paper scissors
+ Fabric scissors
+ Fabric chalk or pen
+ Hand sewing needle
+ Seam ripper
+ Clear 2"x18" ruler
+ Pre-washed fashion fabric and matching thread. If you are unsure about appropriate fabric for the dress please call, email, or come in to look at the shop samples and ask for advice in choosing your fabric, we are happy to help you!
* If you need to rent a sewing machine for use during class, please add Sewing Machine Rental to your cart along with your class. Call the shop with any questions at 510-595-8372.
Students receive 15% off any class materials.
3 sessions / 3 hours each
Class Size: 6 students max.
Date: Coming Soon!
Tasa holds a BFA in Dance and a certificate in Apparel Design and Merchandising and has been working as a professional costume and apparel designer for over 15 years. She is the technical designer and pattern drafter for Verb’s line of sewing patterns and teaches sewing classes at Verb. Tasa makes over 50% of her own, and her family’s, wardrobe and hopes that her classes inspire others to create and work with textiles in whatever way fits their lifestyle. Currently Tasa works in the costume shop at Cal Shakes and designs costumes for several local dance companies.