Blanca Flight Suit
The Blanca Flight Suit is a semi-fitted, highly customizable boiler suit pattern inspired by vintage workwear. With multiple sleeve and leg options, it can be made in a variety of fabrics and can easily be styled up or down.
Blanca features a center front zipper, patch pockets that double as belt loops, an optional tie belt or buckled belt, a traditional shirt collar and a unique pleated back design. Customize your flight suit by adding a long sleeve, tapered sleeve with a snap button, or a short sleeve.
The leg is cut straight, with the option to crop it or taper at the hem with a leg tab. In additon, choose between a classic breast patch pocket or zippered pocket for added detail.
This class will help expand your skills and knowledge by teaching you how to cut out, mark, and follow a pattern from beginning to end. You'll learn lots of tips and tricks along the way, helping you to execute each step flawlessly and complete a garment you will be proud to wear.
Every other size of Closet Core's Blanca (0-30) has been made in a simple cotton muslin and will be available to try on to determine each student's best fit.
The studio carries a selection of linens, and solids that are available to purchase, or you are welcome to bring a fabric of choice, we just ask that you contact us first to make sure that it will be suitable.
Duration: 16 hours / 2 days / 5 evenings
Skills You Will Learn
Cutting out a commercial pattern to your size and altering it after deciding on options for your garment
Placement and cutting of fashion fabric, factoring in grain lines, seam allowances and notches
Serging the cut fabric to trim seam allowances and enclose the edges to prevent fraying (unless you prefer flat-felled seams)
- Pinning, sewing and pressing to make garment seams
- Shirt collars, pleats and how to use them to help shape a garment, pocket linings, invisible zippers and interfacings
- Hems, top stitching and other finishing techniques
2PM - 6PM
DAY 1 - MORNING
We will start the day with fittings, each student will be able to try on a sample muslin made up in their size so we can fit the pattern accordingly.
From there, we will cut the pattern out, make adjustments and prepare our fabric for cutting.
DAY 1 - AFTERNOON
We shall start by preparing and laying out our fabric before spending some time talking about the notations and markings on a pattern.
Once cut, we will serge or prepare the edges and pin the pieces together ready for day 2.
DAY 2 - MORNING
We will spend a few minutes this morning running through the steps for construction and talking about the various methods and options.
Once we are ready, we will be begin to sew our garments together, learning the importance of pressing as we go.
DAY 2 - AFTERNOON
The remainder of the day will be spent finishing the garment which will include waistband construction and assembly, as well as hemming and topstitching.
Notions, thread, and your own customized pattern
Use of all studio sewing & serger machines, irons, pressing tools, scissors, and more
Complimentary snacks and drinks throughout the day
What level should I be sewing at to take this class?
This is an intermediate class, so you will know how to make a basic garment, and are hopefully wearing some of them proudly… you should also be able to insert an invisible zipper, add a waistband and buttonhole, sew darts, set in simple sleeves and sew convex and concave curves.
Bias binding and some hand sewing knowledge are also a plus at this level but not necessary.
How many students are there per class?
The studio is equipped to hold 16 students comfortably, but due to the current circumstances we have a cap at 8 students for the safety of our staff and students.
We must have a minimum of 3 students registered to hold a class. If a class does need to be re-scheduled, you will be notified at least 72 hrs prior and a full refund will be issued.
How much 1-1 time will I get?
Each students will get as much time - both as a group and individually - as they need in order to construct their garment. The aim is for each student to complete their garment having fully understood each step, so they can build off their new skillset for future individual projects.
Can I bring my own sewing machine and/or notions?
Yes! If you have a sewing machine you love to use, you are welcome to bring it. If you have a machine that you do not use often and need help with, then please plan on using the studio machines.
Scissors, pins, threads, etc are all supplied but if you have your own favorites, then of course, bring those! We just ask that you label them and take full responsibility for your items while in class.
Will I finish my garment in class?
We try to make sure all projects can be completed in the time allotted unless otherwise stated when booking.
Some of the ongoing classes and workshops may have the potential for some voluntary homework or the option for extra learning but it cannot be guaranteed that any garment, item, or project will be completed in its entirety during the physical time spent in the studio.
What refreshments and snacks will be available?
Local treats, king cakes, bagels for breakfast, coffee and tea throughout the day... and of course, you are welcome to BYOB if you feel like celebrating at the end of a fun class.
There is a small fridge, a Keurig, water cooler, microwave, and toaster in the studio and these can be used throughout the day.
As we are in the Quarter, there are lots of food options within walking distance, as well as for delivery. (Lunch is not included in the paid instruction time). You are also welcome to bring snacks and lunch to eat at the studio if you prefer.