This class will help expand your skills and knowledge.
The Cielo top is a easy, breezy take on a boxy top. Loaded with interesting details and interchangable features, it will fast become a wardrobe building favourite.
Choose between a semi-cropped top with a ruffled short sleeve, or a dramatic gathered long sleeve. Or, make an easy-fitting dress with sleek inseam pockets or without pockets. All views have a slighly dropped shoulder, angled shoulder yoke and roomy fit, with a choice bewtween an elegant bas binding or a faced neckline finish.
We will begin with one of the most important stages of garment sewing - Muslins (toiles) so we can check fit, plan final design details and practice before we cut into our fashion fabric.
You'll learn lots of extra tips and tricks in this class, so you can execute each step flawlessly to complete a garment you will be proud to wear.
Every other size of the Closet Core Cielo Top (0-32) 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: 7 hours/1 day / 2 evenings
Fabric, notions, 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 a confident beginner class, so as long as you have sewn before you will be good to go!!
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.