Tools, Supplies & Materials for
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Measuring and Block Drafting
We will ADD:
- Full Length Mirror
- Large Table
- Measuring tape
- Elastic – 1/2″ or thinner (enough to tie around your waist and hips while we measure)
- Scotch Tape
- 18”x2” Clear Gridded Ruler
- A longer ruler or yardstick. This one will work.
- A long curved ruler, often called a “hip curve”. I like this one.
- 12” Combination Square with level
- a hem gauge
- Paper Scissors
- Pattern drafting paper: In my business, I use rolls of brown craft paper, but for class I will use this white craft paper so my work is easier to see.
- a few paper clips
Parts 3 & 4
Mockups, Fitting, and Patternmaking
We will add:
- Muslin (or any neutral inexpensive plain woven fabric): Approximately 2 yards might do, but having a lot more is recommended.
- Fabric Scissors (I also like these)
- Small Scissors/Snips or seam ripper
- Hand Sewing Needles (though often out of stock, these Japanese ones are my favorites, with these in 2nd place.)
- A Sewing Machine
- Sewing machine needles
- A steam iron
- An ironing table or ironing board
- A pressing “ham”
- A thimble: Though I’d love to require it, a thimble is optional. This leather thimble is an excellent “starter thimble.” I highly recommend giving a thimble a try!
- Push pins or fabric weights
- If you have trouble threading needles, you might fall in love with this Clover needle threader.
- If you think you might have difficulties fitting fabric to your body, you might enjoy Wonderclips or
- a wrist pincushion or
- a zipper or some velcro
- If you want an upgrade for your sewing machine, I highly recommend a sewing machine extention table.
- a pattern notcher
We will add:
By this time, you will need the materials for your first custom skirt. During the previous weeks of the class, we will discuss and help pick out and purchase exactly what you are going to use.
Here is most likely what you will need:
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