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"Knock It Off" Pattern Making

Dates: March 6-27, 2021

Meets: Sa from 9:30 AM to 12:30 AM


Registration Fee: $149.00

In this class, you'll create your own patterns from clothing you love - without taking the clothes apart! "Knocking off" a pattern means to copy it. That's why we call them knock-offs. Making patterns from well-loved clothes means that you can make new pieces that are guaranteed to fit perfectly, and using thrift store or found fabrics makes it fabulous, sustainable, and affordable.
By the end of the 4-week class, you will have made a pattern, cut it out, and sewn it up into a new garment.
Students please provide a working sewing machine and instruction manual, a few pieces of clothing to chose from for your new pattern, and fabric to make up your new garment. We'll talk in class about how to reuse other fabrics in your home. Your instructor will provide a link to a basic sewing kit. If you have them, use your own scissors, seam ripper, tape measure, straight pins, safety pins, and marking pencils or chalk. You will also need pattern paper and tape. Butcher paper, craft paper, wrapping paper, or paper grocery bags are all excellent choices!


This course will be offered via ZOOM (live online instruction). The instructor will provide the ZOOM registration link prior to the course beginning. ZOOM is a free online application.
Fee: $149.00


Anna Brody

A. Laura Brody spent 30 years as a professional costume crafts person, designer, and maker. She's made costumes for LMFAO, the Black Eyed Peas, and Rhianna.  She has worked for Netflix, Disney Imagineering, the LA Opera, Disney and Nickelodeon TV, Diavolo Dance Theatre, and many specialty costume houses.  She's taught at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and given workshops in DIY sewing, draping and patternmaking for adults and kids alike.  Her relaxed, encouraging, and adventurous approach to teaching makes pattern making, draping, crafts, and sewing accessible and fun. If you can dream it up, she can make it- and show you how to make it too.
Date Day Time Location
03/06/2021Saturday9:30 AM to 12:30 AM ONLINE ONLINE
03/13/2021Saturday9:30 AM to 12:30 AM ONLINE ONLINE
03/20/2021Saturday9:30 AM to 12:30 AM ONLINE ONLINE
03/27/2021Saturday9:30 AM to 12:30 AM ONLINE ONLINE


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