Clone Your Clothes with Cal Patch 4/8
Who doesn’t have a beloved T-shirt, skirt or dress they’ve worn to shreds and wish they had 10 more of? Most of our favorite clothes are actually super simple and easily replicated. You’ll learn how to “rub off” a pattern from an existing garment (and contrary to popular belief, you WON’T have to take it apart). Then we’ll stitch up a quick muslin (fit sample) to test the pattern and tweak it if necessary. You’ll always have a fresh crop of handmade garments that feel like old friends!
Note: The muslin will not be a finished garment, but can likely be finished after class and used as a “wearable muslin”.
Sunday, April 8th from 11 - 5 (with a break for lunch)
- Students must have basic machine sewing experience and have a few simple projects under their belt.
- Please bring 2-3 options for your project: simple T-shirts/blouses/skirts/
dresses (no pants!) with minimal gathers or pleats work best.
- Sewing machine + extension cord
- Pad or roll of paper, at least 14″ wide (can be newsprint, drawing paper, etc)
- Scissors (for paper)
- Ruler (ideally 2″x18″ clear plastic sewing ruler)
- Tape Measure
- Clear/Masking/Painter’s/Washi tape
- Push pins or T-pins (you only need a few; don’t worry if you don’t have any)
- 2-3 yards (depending on item you bring) fabric similar to original garment — must be knit for a knit garment or woven for a woven one!
- All-purpose thread
- Basic sewing kit: Scissors, ruler, tape measure, pins + pincushion, seam ripper, chalk (or other marking tool)