Fall Classes in Ann Arbor

I’m getting ready to head down to Columbus to Sew to Speak tomorrow for a very fun couple of Washi-filled days and I’m so excited!! If you missed the info on that, you can check out this post. I also wanted to let you know about a couple of upcoming classes I’ll be teaching at Pink Castle Fabrics this fall here in Ann Arbor!

By the way, you can take a look at all of Pink Castle’s classes HERE. (you’ll need to click on the ‘info’ button by each listing to learn more about it), or sign up for their local newsletter right HERE.

Thursday, September 12th, 6:30-9:30 pm
Made-to-Measure Skirt Workshop (Skirt 101)

Flying Cranes skirt

Description: In this class you will make a gathered skirt based on your measurements (I blogged about this skirt here and here). The skirt features a flat-front waistband with elastic in the back, gathers, and optional pockets. If time allows we will cover how to add a contrast band to the bottom of the skirt.

More info HERE.

Thursday, October 10th, 6-10 pm
Washi Techniques Workshop

printed Washi Cover

Description: This workshop is designed to offer time to work on the Washi Dress with Rae’s assistance. Rae will also cover many of the sewing techniques needed to complete the Washi Dress. Possible topics are: sewing a smooth dart, shirring with elastic thread, adding facings, seam and armhole finishing, and hemming. These techniques are commonly used in many other women’s (and even children’s) clothing patterns as well! More info HERE

ALSO, if you’re in the area, be sure to join me for the monthly (free!) Southeast Michigan Crafty Meetups (SEMI). We meet at Pink Castle on the first Thursday of each month, and our next meetup will be next Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 7-10 PM. Mark your calendars! If you can join us, you can just comment on our Facebook Page to let us know you’re coming!

If you’re interested in renting a sewing machine so you don’t have to lug yours along, Brenda has new Janome machines available for rent for the very low rate of $5 per evening. Let us know on the FB page if you want us to get one ready for you.

3 thoughts on “Fall Classes in Ann Arbor

  1. Hi, i am quite new to sewing – could you recommend a pattern like this skirt that i could make? I’d love to come to your class but i live in Australia 🙂
    Thanks! Melissa

    • Hi Melissa,

      I think I’ve seen a simplicity pattern that has some gathers (less than this I believe) and a recessed pocket — but I don’t have any idea which one. You could start by searching their site for skirt patterns?

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