Upcoming Events

Basic Drafting: Sleeves and Dress Form Arms with Kenneth D. King – April 21, 2021. 7pm to 9pm Eastern Standard Time. Join us and learn how to draft a dress form arm to match your own proportions. Professor King will then go on to explain how to draft a basic sleeve to fit into a bodice. Learning to draft basic sleeves will enable you to practice more advanced designs and adjust commercial sewing patterns more quickly. This class will not be recorded. Available everywhere on Zoom. More info here. Register here.

Free Event: Sewing Book Chat and Zoom Test with Lisa Neel – May 15, 2021 from 10AM to Noon Eastern Standard Time. If you are following the Twins N Needles instagram feeds or our Facebook page, you know that Lara and Lisa love sewing books. Have you ever stared longingly at a book we’ve posted about, but been unable to find a copy to browse through? Are you curious about how a meeting using Zoom works?

Join Lara and Lisa Neel to get bookishly cozy with the Zoom platform and join in on an “Ask Me Anything” about sewing books. They will have their sewing libraries open for virtual browsing and will pull references for in-depth review and discussion. A recording will be available to students after the session for review. More info here. Register here.

Essential Techniques for the Greenstyle Sundance Jacket – May 22, 2021 10 am to noon Central Time. Greenstyle’s Sundance Jacket is an intermediate level sewing pattern that requires some knowledge of zippers and knits. If you’ve been itching to take on a project like this, but don’t have the confidence to tackle some of the technical details, now is the time to stretch your skills! We can’t put together the whole jacket in just two hours, but we can practice some of the trickier techniques together. A recording will be available to students after the session for review. Available everywhere on Zoom.

You will need your own copy of the pattern. Our first five students will receive a PDF pattern, PDF instructions, and a paper copy of the pattern printed by Patternsy in full color with all sizes included. Subsequent registrations will include coupon codes for 15% off the PDF Sundance Jacket on Greenstyle’s website and 10% off pattern printing via Patternsy (Patternsy discount is good until April 11, 2021). More info here. Register here.

Zero Waste Legacy Sewing – June 1, 2021, 7pm to 9pm Eastern Standard Time. Join us as we look at three historical zero waste patterns: the bog coat (bronze age), the Eura dress (Viking) and a Mr. Darcy shirt (Regency). Zero waste patternmaker Liz Haywood will walk us through them and show how we can use these patterns today.

This is a draft-along class for drawing and testing small-scale patterns in paper. Students should have a ruler, paper, pencils, tape, and scissors at hand to practice making paper models of the designs. 

A recording will be available to students after the session for review. This class is available everywhere on Zoom. More info here. Register here.

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