Pattern Alterations & Body Measurements for the Right Fit : with Ron Collins : Saturday April 27, 10am-5pm

$173.43 USD

THE WORKROOM PARKDALE : This workshop is scheduled to take place in our new studio at 207 Cowan Avenue, Unit A. We can't wait to welcome you there!

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Join our special guest instructor, Ron Collins, for his Pattern Alterations and Body Measurements for the Right Fit.
This hands-on workshop is designed to teach how to resolve garment fitting obstacles.

Learn how to identify, solve and correct fitting issues regarding; raising or lowering bust fullness in a princess seam, adding in a dart when a pattern requires one, moving a horizontal underarm dart to a vertical waist dart, altering for a small bust and increasing full bust for a princess seam. 

Also learn basic pant alterations for knock and bowed legs, full and protruding seat, flat seat and many more.

Each student will take 28 body measurements (high & low bust, shoulder width, sleeve length, back waist length, pant and skirt length and more) creating an alteration package showing all the alterations they have made.
Learn which pattern companies run larger and which ones tend to run true to measurements.  Learn how much wearing ease is needed in all garments from close fitting, fitted, semi fitted, loose fitted and very loose fitted.

Take the guess work out of trying to choose what size garment to make by finding the “finished garment measurements” rather than using the sizes on the back of the pattern envelope. See the difference in sizing charts in major pattern companies and how to choose the right size for your desired fit.

This technique class is one session.
There will be a one hour lunch break.

Instructor : Ron Collins
Prerequisite :
Previous garment making experience is required for this apparel based workshop.

Registration fee includes workshop and class kit.


CLASS SUPPLIES : Class fees include workshop registration and in-shop use of sewing machines and irons. All supplies, materials and personal tools are to be provided by each student, unless otherwise specified. Upon enrolment, a Class Confirmation and Supply List will be emailed by our shop team so that these items can be gathered or purchased prior to the class. We welcome a visit, call or email with any questions regarding this workshop and the required supplies prior to registration.


CANCELLATION POLICY : Class fees are non-refundable. Any cancellations or changes to your registration must be done at least 72 hours prior to the class start date in order to be issued a store credit. Cancellations that are made less than 72 hours before the class start date and students who do not show up to class will forfeit their class fee.