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Canceled - Pattern Alteration & Hacking Workshop Coral Springs, Florida May 9 & 10

Pattern Alteration & Hacking Workshop in Coral Springs, Florida.


First a pattern will be altered to fit and then the design may be changed, or HACKED.

Bring several patterns sized by your full bust measurement for upper body patterns or full hip for lower body patterns and muslin to sew for fitting. Commercial patterns like Simplicity, McCalls, Butterick, Vogue, Kick Sew, Burda, New Look, are easier to use because all of them have a sizing chart including the back waist length measurement and seam allowances. The Simplicity Hacking Patterns are great to use. Click Here

If you choose an independent pattern, be prepared to sew additional muslins. Many independent patterns do not have the apex or the waistline marked, and some have no seam allowances. If you use a CAD program to make your pattern, your body measurements need to be accurate.

If you plan to alter a pant pattern, be prepared to make several muslins.

Measurements will be taken and patterns altered.   Students will cut out and sew the altered pattern in a muslin fabric, check the fit and transfer the alterations to the pattern if needed. Then the pattern may be hacked into their style change if desired. If there is any question about the hack designed, a muslin may be made to check.

Register before March 13, 2020.  That is our cut off date.  If we do not get enough students, this workshop will be canceled and tuition will be refunded.

Great basic knit top pattern.  Once you alter this the sky is the limit!

Workshop will be held 1515 North University Drive, Suite 115, Coral Springs, Florida.

Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Advanced beginner, having the knowledge of basic sewing seams.
Materials Included:
Class notes
5-10 patterns (you will not have time to do all but having a selection is helpful) Suggested patterns ? Simplicity Hacking Patterns These patterns come with additional *pattern paper in a 1? grid and all sizes are included. Muslin fabric or fabric similar to the fabric recommended for the pattern and the amount of yardage. Knit patterns work best with a knit, stretch woven patterns work best with a stretch woven fabric and woven patterns, a woven fabric like muslin. I often use what I call wearable muslin. It?s a fabric similar to the recommended fabric, one that cost less and if it turns out nice, I finish it and wear it. Sewing Machine and all of its attachments. All-purpose sewing thread Sewing tools: pins, fabric scissors, paper scissors, seam ripper, tape measure, pencil, fabric marking tools, rulers, scotch tape, *pattern or plotter paper, and a surge protector extension cord if you have one, we can share.
Instructor Name:
Ryliss Bod
Instructor Bio:
Ryliss Bod is the Founder and Director of the Sewing & Design School and has extensive experience teaching Fashion Construction and Design at a Washington State Technical College. She instructed courses for both continuing education and career training in all levels of sewing construction, home d├ęcor construction, fashion accessory construction, fashion design, fitting & pattern alterations, pattern-making, textiles, history of fashion and quilting.

She received her teaching degree in K-12 grades and studied art, clothing and textiles at Central Washington University, pattern-making and CAD at Gerber Technology, fashion design at the Paris Fashion Institute, pattern-making and construction techniques with Kenneth D. King and countless others.

Throughout her career she developed workshops and fashion shows, hired instructors and conducted fashion and fabric shopping field trips to Portland, San Francisco and New York. Ryliss has been a Contributing Editor at Sew News Magazine, Threads Magazine, judge for the 2014 RAGS Benefit, Make it With Wool and the Washington State 4-H Dress Revue, Washington State Central West Director of the Make it With Wool Contest and host of Instagram's Sew Photo Challenge #MadeWithWoolContest, #sewApril2017, #sewapril2018, #SewApril2019 and currently #SewApril2020. She may be contacted at

Canceled - Pattern Alteration & Hacking Workshop Coral Springs, Florida May 9 & 10

$ 550.00
Includes lunch each day and refreshments