Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Mae blouse class at The Handmakers Factory!

Calling all sewists here in Melbourne!

I am totally stoked to tell you all  that in the fast approaching new year ( how scary is that?!)  i will be teaching a sewing class at the awesome  Handmakers factory here in old Melbourne town.  I will be teaching you how to sew up your very own gorgeous Mae blouse , which i might add has been the  most popular sewing pattern out of the lot since its release! 

'Mae is a romantic 1940's inspired blouse. Featuring a flattering scalloped front neckline design, kimono sleeves and fitted front and back waist darts for a flattering feminine figure. A button down back finishes off this lovely blouse. Mae is able to be worn tucked in or out and is ready to take you from day to night. A versatile and easily adaptable blouse that is wearable in all seasons and suits a variety of different fabrics.' 

Learn to Sew The Mae Blouse

I have been super  excited planning the class with the lovely Nichola from the Handmakers factory and we have cooked up a class that will be a ball! The sewing class will be a two day event spanning from 10am-4pm on  1st March  and  2nd March 2014Two glorious days filled with sewing  and hanging out with me ( I promise I'm fun!) in The Handmakers Factory fancy studioNot only that, you will leave the class with your  sewn by you Mae blouse that you will be  proud of, fits perfectly and will totally  make all your friends jealous, ha!  You will also have all the sewing, fitting/pattern alterations understanding and  skills to keep on sewing Mae blouse's till your sewing machine explodes once you get home! 

The Mae blouse is the perfect beginners pattern to sew  as well as looking amazingly gorgeous, just check out all these divine Mae blouse's below for some inspiration, as well  as a   whole bunch more on the Flickr group.

In this class you will learn the following, which will be split over the 2 days:
-How to trace your pattern from the pattern sheet
-How to take your own measurements and choose the appropriate size ( And complete a FBA/SBA if needed)
-How to make a muslin
-How to lay out your pattern and cut your fabric
-How to sew your garment together
-How to create and sew the perfect scalloped neckline
-How to insert buttonholes on your machine
-How to hand stitch buttons onto your blouse
-Hem the blouse

Participants will need to bring the following on the 2 days:
-The Mae blouse sewing pattern*
-Sewing machine 
-You can bring an overlocker if you like although we do have a couple in the studio
-Sewing tools (i.e. pins, scissors, thread, chalk, quick-un-pick etc)
-Fabric and matching thread for the project, as per the pattern instructions
-Calico or a cheaper fabric similar to the actual main fabric you'll be using. This is for your muslin.
-Tracing paper, pencil and ruler
A cutting out table, space for sewing machines and an ironing board plus iron are all provided in the studio.

*Pick up a copy of the Mae pattern  either PAPER or PDF version on the website or you can purchase a copy of the paper pattern at the class on the day

 So quick sticks, places are limited so book your spot ASAP people. This Mae sewing class  is going to be the place to be on the 1st and 2nd of  March 2014You can find out all the finer details, HERE as well book in your spot.

***Just a quick FYI about sewing skill level for the class. You must be somewhat confident and have some  recent experience using a sewing machine to attend this class.

I am so excited to be teaching this pattern in a real person class and hopefully meeting a few of you face to face, so i hope you can join me!



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