NOTE: Our SUMMER PROGRAM for CHILDREN is canceled, along with all SPRING and SUMMER In-House classes.
CANCELED Pattern Making 1M20
Learn the basics of flat pattern making to bring your clothing designs to life. Customize the fit of a set of slopers, a collection of base patterns for a top, skirt and pants. From there, focus on one patern to sew into a finished garment or develop multiple custom patterns to be constructed later. While this class will focus primarily on pattern making skills rather than pattern fitting, there will be discussions on how to approach fit changes during the design process. If you have taken Beginning Clothing Design or Pattern Making, you may take this class and work at your own pace. Limit 6 students
Taylor McVay is a lifelong devotee to the craft of sewing, in practical as well as artistic forms. As a sewist and pattern maker, she has worked with both established and up-and-coming fashion designers, collaborated on wearables for internationally exhibiting artists, and created custom clothing for a range of clientele. Her sewing pattern company, Blueprints For Sewing, features designs inspired by architecture and art.
As an artist, Taylor develops interactive projects, lectures and workshops about many facets of fashion. She is a member of New Craft Artists in Action, an activist fiber arts collective, and was a co-founder of Howard Art Project (Dorchester), an art studio and gallery.
As a teacher, she has lectured and conducted workshops at universities as well as local businesses; she currently also teaches at JP Knit & Stitch and the Franklin Mill Store. She holds a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
“I view every job as a collaboration and love to work creatively with others. I also feel that educating people on how to make, care for and understand clothing is a valuable contribution to a healthy community.”
Sewing, Fiber Arts
Materials & Tools:
Materials list coming soon!!