Daryl Lancaster’s class, “Garment Construction Intensive” allows students to transform their hand-dyed, handwoven or other special fabrics into outstanding wearables. In order, it was Garment/s (yes!), Construction (yes!) and Intensive (yes!), with the students taking all three words to heart, working day and night. Each time we visited the studio it seemed as if everyone was either cutting, pinning, sewing, pressing or modeling. And why not, when the results are worth every minute!
It starts with planning where the pattern pieces should be placed on the fabric, especially if you want to capture certain features of special yardage.
All the fabrics and new skills learned come together through the week, resulting in creative, custom results.
Besides spending time sewing, one of the students, Dawn A., took the time to bake a batch of the Triple Chocolate Cookies from the Sievers cookbook when the cookie jar was empty. That is a first!
Collars, buttonholes and sleeves in place, the class is ready for their show of fashion!
To see more about the fabrics and garments, this class in particular and Sievers, visit Daryl’s blog, weaversew.com/blogspot.
From sunrise to sunset (and beyond), these students took advantage of time spent together, learning, sharing and wearing!