Have a garment you love but something isn't quite right? Maybe it's not the right size or something in the styling just doesn't work for you? Why not alter it? Tailor-extraordinaire, Lauren, will walk you through basic tailoring and alteration techniques to give your garments a new life! Often a slight change and a bit of sewing magic can let you enjoy a garment for many more years to come!
And the best part, you will be working on your own garments! Students can bring an armful of their own garments to class to evaluate and alter with Lauren's advice and help!
Potential Class Topics Include:
Altering a garment for a better fit
Making design changes to a garment—shortening or removing sleeves, changing necklines, or collars, adding or removing style ease/volume, adding or removing pockets
Changing hemlines—topstitched, blind, rolled, and using the original hem on jeans
Garment repairs—holes, split seams, tears, replacing elastic, replacing buttons, replacing broken zippers, adding patches, and repairing worn fabric
Making a garment smaller or larger
Repairing or replacing garment lining
Monday, August 21st, 2023 (9 am to 5 pm)
Class Size: Limited to Eight Students
Location: Makers Hideaway retreat center, Stanwood, Washington
Instructor Bio: Lauren Taylor is a sewing enthusiast and rad sewing instructor based in Nashville, TN. 100% self-taught, Lauren has been sewing for most of her life and makes pretty much all of her clothing at this point. In addition to teaching fun sewing classes and workshops, Lauren also works professionally in wardrobe + alterations for commercials, tour wardrobes, and red carpet events. Lauren can be found at lladybird.com and at @lladybird on Instagram.