Monday, February 11, 2008

GET SCHOOLED: classes at sew be it

The following classes are coming up at

Sew Be it Studio
2156 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4S 2A8

Bra Making 101
Rebecca Ednie, a certified professional bra maker is going to show you her professional method to make a well fitted bra in this 2 day workshop. You will learn the techniques of bra construction, fitting, and proper measuring. Students will be able to complete one or two well made and custom fit bras.

Date: May 31 & June 7, Saturdays
Time: 10am - 5pm
Date: July 5 & 12, Saturdays
Time: 10am - 5pm
Price: $250.00 + GST
Prerequisite: Sewing skills required.
Materials: All materials are included in a kit that may be purchased from the instructor.

Introduction to Corset Making
A corset is not only beautiful on your body, but it is sexy, and holds enormous feminine power. Learn the art of corsetry making, from fitting to sewing to working with corset boning. Make yourself a corset that could be a wearable art. This is a fantastic class if you are interested in theatrical costuming!All corset making supplies are included in course fee. You just need to bring your fabric. Class runs for 8 weeks

Date: April 21, Mondays
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Price: $315.00 + GST

Body Double - Make your own dress form
If you have ever tried to fit yourself you know how difficult it can be.In this class we will be making your own personalized dress form using the paper tape method. You will be partnered up with a classmate and will be constructing forms for each other but you will be doing the final fitting yourself.This self form will allow you to drape and size patterns on an exact replica of your body type. This will enable you to see yourself from all angles and fix all problems in the fit of a commercial pattern before cutting your fabric. As you become more comfortable with sizing you may venture into draping and designing your own patterns and have a good idea of how they will look on you.

Date: March 2, 9 & 16, Sundays
Time: 10am - 5pm
Price: $300 + GST
Includes all materials

Fashion Illustration
Fashion Illustration is way more than just drawing. It is the main form of communication for fashion and costume designers. In this introductory workshop you will learn how to draw the human form, proportion, how to depict fabric properties, patterns and more. Get your designs out of your head, onto the page and eventually they may be created in 3 dimensions. This class is important for anyone who aspires to be a designer, and for anyone who wants to learn the art of visual communication.

Date: March 30, Sunday
Time: 10am - 1pm
Price: $45 + GST


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