Pattern Alterations & Body Measurements for the Right Fit - March 20th

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Pattern Alterations & Body Measurements for the Right Fit!

Date: Friday, March 20th, 2020

Time: 10AM - 5PM

Location: Blackbird Fabrics Studio, 1236 Frances Street, Vancouver BC. 
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About the Class

In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to identify the fitting problems and how to solve them.  Ron will show how to correct fitting problems regarding sloping and square shoulders, large bust, high and low bust, removal of a bust dart, broad and round upper back, sway back or down-sloping back waistline, large upper arm, tight armholes, flat seat and many more. We will also take 28 body measurements for you, including: high bust, low bust, shoulder width, sleeve length, back waist length, pant and skirt length (and more!) You will leave with a total of 28 body measurements!

Every student will have an alteration package to take home with them showing all the alterations that they have done.  Ron will give you the inside answer on what pattern companies run larger and which ones tend to run true to measurements.  He will also explain how much wearing ease you need in all garments from close fitting, fitted, semi fitted, loose fitted and very loose fitted. Take the guess work out of trying to choose what size garment by finding the “finished garment measurements” and not using the sizes on the back of the pattern envelope.  See the difference in sizing charts in major pattern companies and how to choose the right size for you and how to avoid disappointment in fitting.

Class fee includes:

  • 6 hours of class time.
  • A kit containing supplies used throughout the class.
  • The use of our studio & all necessary tools - there is no need for you to bring anything!
  • Lunch as well as snacks and refreshments throughout the day.
  • A 15% discount coupon to use for a future purchase.

This is a techniques based class for all levels of sewists.


About The Instructor:
Ron Collins

Ron Collins is the Canadian premiere sewlebrity. He, along with Sandra Betzina, have produced and starred in the Power Sewing series since 2009, including 12 instructional DVD's and over 250 online videos and tutorials. Ron has appeared on HGTV, SewPerfect, Life Network, CTV, Sew Much Fun, and Eyes on Toronto. In addition to being a huge influence in the instructional world of sewing, Ron is also the first male Canadian Designer to have his own line of patterns with Vogue Patterns. 


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