I will be giving/teachinng 4 sessions.
The first, My Life as a Commercial Pattern Designer, is about my design work for Simplicity, what happens to my designs after I submit them for production and how did I get this cool job!
I will show you how to take the sleeve from one pattern and make it fit into the armhole of a different pattern, how to combine a top and pants to make a jumpsuit and other useful combinations to create a specific costume when you can't find just the right pattern.
My next class is Making Costumes That Can Be Moved In and Move Well.
And my last class is What Size Am I? How Much Ease Should There Be? This is the class I have been having the most fun preparing. I will show where the numbered sizing system came from, how body proportions have changed over the last century or so. Also, the correct way to take measurement including things like "girth" and "princess front and back", along with talking about wearing and design ease ... how much extra do you need in a garment to be able to walk and sit as well as how roomy should a garment for the fashion of the period.