This workshop is designed to expand your knowledge with lace.
Each student will bring the pattern, fashion fabric and lace of their choice - which could include Alençon, Chantilly, Guipure, and Galloon among others.
We will construct your garment starting with a muslin and finishing with a variety of techniques for machine and hand lace appliqué.
This class is a drop in workshop.
Duration: 2 hours weekly
What We'll Cover
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
Placement and application of laces
How to sew lace using a machine
Preparing a garment for a lace overlay
Couture hand sewn finishes
Muslin, notions and basting threads
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?
While every project will differ in the skill level and experience needed, we do ask that you are a confident sewer if there is something specific you wish to tackle. If you are not sure, please contact us to discuss in detail before booking
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.
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 a 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 as well as delivery, so we will make a list of those available to you before lunchtime rolls around.
You are also welcome to bring snacks and lunch to eat at the studio if you prefer.