If you’re in the Boston or Worcester, MA area, and you want to work on fitting your patterns, here’s a seminar for you! It’s sponsored by the New England chapter of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals. I’m the Program Chair for the group. Sue, the instructor, is excellent. It’s well worth your time and the $20 to come! Read below for the details.
Please don’t contact me or comment here for more info – Maureen Egan is the one who has all the details. I hope to see you there!
Association of Sewing and Design Professionals,
New England Chapter, Inc. presents:
By Sue Bennett
Saturday, March 19, 2011
At this meeting Sue Bennett will give a presentation on fitting commercial patterns. We’ll start at the beginning: choosing the correct pattern in the correct size size, “reading” the pattern envelope, and the pattern pieces. From there you’ll determine what changes to make to ensure a proper fit.
You’ll receive a comprehensive measurement chart plus a “road map” showing just where those measurements apply to the paper pattern. We’ll go over some of the more typical fitting issues many women face and the solutions. Following the lecture we’ll have a hands-on Fit Clinic. Here you’ll have an opportunity to be fitted by one of our members.
Please bring a pattern for a dress, top, or jacket ( upper body only) that you’d like to have fitted. Make the pattern up in muslin. You only need the main pieces, small details like facings won’t be necessary. If the garment calls for shoulder pads, please bring them as well as fabric scraps, scissors, pins and your pattern.
Sue Bennett is the owner of Private Label, a custom clothing design and alterations studio in Holyoke, MA. She taught for 10 years in the Marist College Fashion Department and has written several “Fitting” columns and articles for THREADS magazine. She is presently teaching at the Holyoke Creative Arts Center and is a certified instructor and re-seller of Wild Ginger Patternmaking Software.
NON-MEMBERS RESERVED TICKETS: Reserve up to 7 days prior to this event for $20 per ticket through:
Maureen Egan, 12 Hamilton Way, Westfield, MA 01085. Phone: 413-568-4366
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Checks payable to ASDP, NE, Inc.
Remaining tickets, $20.00 at the door.
CHAPTER MEMBERS, no fee, but please RSVP to Maureen Egan
Location: Berlin Town Hall, 12 Woodward Avenue, Berlin, MA
From Route 495: –Take the RT-62 W exit, EXIT 26, toward BERLIN/CLINTON.
–Turn LEFT onto MA-62/COOLIDGE ST. Continue to follow MA-62. 2.0 mi
–Woodward Ave. is on the right and Town Hall is on the hill to the left at #12 Woodward Ave.
Like I say, I hope to see you there. Happy sewing!