I don’t get to teach as much as I would like anymore, but I still make a point of taking a few instructional engagements every year. One of the events I’ve agreed to do next year has just started to take registrations.
I’ll be a guest teacher at the Makerie retreat in Boulder, CO, next April. The Makerie looks like a lot of fun. Everyone stays at the Colorado Chatauqua National Historic Landmark in cute little cottages.
And then after checking in, we spend our time making stuff! How great is that? I love the diversity of the class offerings, and I’m only a little disappointed that I’ll be teaching every day because I’d just as soon take some of the other classes that are being offered.
On April 20 I’ll be teaching the Oliver + S Sleepover Pajamas pattern and giving lots of little tutorials and sewing tips and tricks along the way, like how to lengthen and shorten a pattern.
And then on April 21 we’ll be sewing from an upcoming spring Lisette pattern for a really flattering and cute A-line dress. If you click through to the class description you can see some of my early sketches of the dress. I just approved this dress at the third fitting last week, so we’ve been working hard to make this pattern absolutely perfect for you. I forgot to take photos at the fitting, so you’ll just have to go by my sketches and trust me on this for now. The dress can be made sleeveless, with short cap sleeves, or with 3/4 sleeves. You can also choose the length: mini dress, just above the knee, or full-on maxi dress. I’ll help you to make a muslin so you can get a great fit, then we’ll talk about fabric selection and get started with your sewing. So you’ll be all ready for summer, no matter which style you choose, and you’ll be able to make lots more dresses once we’ve gotten a good fit for you.
Follow the links above for complete class descriptions, and I hope you can make it to the retreat. It will be fun!
Oh! This is just down the road from me. I’d so love to come! I’ll be checking under all the couch cushions on the block trying to save up money to register. It would be such fun and I’d so love to have you help me fit a pattern!