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x 6/9 - 6/11 - Making your own Dress Form & Draping Workshop with Jan Bones - Part 1 & 2 SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT.  Email if you wish to be put on the waiting list.
Re-create your body in paper! This workshop is simply the best investment you can make for yourself. On Day 1, you will learn a fun, easy & inexpensive way to make your own Dress Form. Students will need to please wear a good bra & regular panties (or the undies you most commonly wear) when their form is being made in class. We will divide the class into groups of three & everyone will complete all steps needed to make your most valuable sewing & designing tool. On Day 2 we will work on the finishing details for the form. Jan will demonstrate/teach the various ways to use the dress forms you have created….tissue fitting a pattern, draping a simple bodice and more as time permits. Join this workshop, go home with a finished form & see how Dress Form success is within your reach. On Day 3 we will continue to learn to drape fabric on the dress form to create different shapes for your very own body!

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Kit fee $40
includes instruction booklet, plastic bag & pre-cut paper tape and various supplies to be used in class.

No refunds unless you are able to replace your spot with another student.

Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Materials Included:
Lunch will be provided each day, drafting paper, paper scissors, pencils, drafting rulers and twill tape.
Stapler, hair dryer, tape measure, socks & comfy shoes/runners(to wear!). Bring your sewing basket (pins, fabric scissors, tape measure, thread) 4-5 yards of muslin or light colored cotton fabric for draping and experiments; fabrics with different weights and drapes. Fabric from you stash is perfect. 2 old commercial patterns to experiment with tisue fitting. Green or blue painters tape, fabric scissors, tape measure, pins & pin cushion.
Instructor Name:
Jan Bones
Instructor Bio:
Jan Bones is an accomplished teacher, author, designer, and pattern maker. She travels across Canada and the United States teaching sewing seminars and hands on workshops. Jan has designed a successful line of sewing patterns called "Lingerie Secrets". Sew News Magazine June/July 2014 published Jan's "It Takes Two" professional techniques using 2-way stretch fabrics.

"Threads" magazine has published nine of Jan's informative and educational articles and the "What's New" publication has printed one as well. Excellent reviews of Jan's work have appeared in "The Creative Machine", "Vogue Patterns Magazine" and "The Western Producer". She is a contributing author to a collection of stories entitled "Women Artists".

Jan designs wonderfully elegant ballroom dancing costumes, costumes for theater productions and a wide range of outer wear designs for winter sports. Jan has been hired as a consultant in different sectors of the garment industry and has been retained by other areas of manufacturing that required her unique technical construction skills.

Jan taught pattern design, garment construction, tailoring, draping and fitting at the University of Manitoba for 31 years. She continues to enjoy educating classes of enthusiastic clothing design students at both Red River College and MC College, both located in Winnipeg.

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x 6/9 - 6/11 - Making your own Dress Form & Draping Workshop with Jan Bones - Part 1 & 2 SOLD OUT

$ 420.00