Beginner Drafting: The Skirt Block

Beginner Drafting: The Skirt Block

388.30


Dates/Times: Sat July 13 & Sun July 14, 10am-5pm with a 1 hour lunch break from 1-2pm.

Total Hours of Instruction: 12 hours

Student Capacity: 8 students


Workshop Description

Description: This two day intensive pattern drafting workshop teaches students how to take lower body measurements, draft front and back skirt blocks, cut and sew a toile (fit sample) and learn how to adjust patterns according to their personal fittings with Sheila. Students will also walk away with an understanding of how to pattern draft fundamental finishes to skirts such as waistbands and waist facings.

This is a great introductory course for creative individuals who have worked with commercial patterns, but would like to start their own discovery of drafting their own patterns to fit their body.

Prerequisite: Students should have an understanding of basic garment construction and ideally have worked with a commercial pattern in the past.

Note from your Instructor: Please read the PDF that will come to your inbox upon registration! It contains important information from your instructor. A week before class you will hear from us, confirming some details.


Instructor Bio

Among the young luminaries of the Vancouver textile scene is Sheila Wong. At the age of 18 she started her first company designing outfits and managing dance performers in her hometown of Calgary. She knew she found her métier the first time she saw an energetic audience reacting to her designs.

After completing a Bachelors of Applied Business and Entrepreneurship degree and a Fashion Design diploma, Sheila took on positions as production manager at Aritzia, instructor at Blanche Macdonald Fashion Centre and Vancouver Community College, and a handful of collaborative design projects. In 2010, Sheila founded a truly unique boutique sewing studio. From pattern-drafting to final stitch, the studio provides a creative environment for all skill levels to learn fashion design techniques with personalized private instruction. The studio has been very successful and is often booked several months in advance.

What truly makes Sheila Wong stand out in the industry, however, is her desire to help other artists succeed. Sheila loves collaborating with other designers and artisans, and has this to say to anyone who has ever wanted to see their own name on a piece of clothing: “Anyone can design and construct a garment; you just need the right amount of guidance and motivation. My goal is to help inspire people to create beautiful things. If you are passionate and driven, there is no reason why you cannot be creative every day.” Sheila Wong Studios can be found at swfds.com or on Instagram at @sheilawongstudios

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