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6/12 - Necklines & Waistlines A SIT & SEW WORKSHOP w/Jan Bones - 9-4 pm - $140

Necklines must be perfectly smooth, even and flattering. Finishes may be invisible or be seen from the right side as part of the garment design. The same pattern may have different neckline finishes to give a whole new look. This is a techniques class and you will sew different full scale samples to create necklines in both knit & woven fabric. Your sample booklet will be a great reference for your future sewing. The waistline edges of skirts and pants may be finished in many ways. Sew a set of samples in this class to learn the best choices for your projects. Techniques for knit and woven fabric will be included. You will sew waistbands, elastics, facings, ribbons, linings because they are all possible solutions for comfortable & attractive finishes for day-wear & nightwear! Thinking upside down, the techniques in this class are great for cuffs and bands on lower edges of jackets & vests.

Lunch is included.

A $60 kit fee will be collected at the class.  It includes 2 notebooks for samples, Jan's 2 books "Anatomy of the Neckline" and "Anatomy of Waistline Finishes." and all pre-cut samples in fashion fabrics.

Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Materials Included:
Pattern paper, paper scissors, scotch tape, pencil, color pencils, french curve rulers, Drafting L square rulers.
Your sewing machine, sewing supplies, scissors, pins pincushion, tape measure, machine neeles, small ruler, marking pencil. Sewing machine needles and misc. supplies are available in the Sewing & Design School Bookstore.
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".

"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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6/12 - Necklines & Waistlines A SIT & SEW WORKSHOP w/Jan Bones - 9-4 pm - $140

$ 140.00