Alter Your Fit Master Class

Available Dates

Summer 2019 Class A

June 19, 2019 (Wednesday)
7–10 p.m.

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Summer 2019 Class B

June 26, 2019 (Wednesday)
6–9 p.m.

Summer 2019 Class C

July 16, 2019 (Tuesday)
7–10 p.m.

Summer 2019 Class D

July 23, 2019 (Tuesday)
6:30–9:30 p.m.

Details

Location

Workroom Social
96 Madison Street, Ground Floor
Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Hours in Class

3 hours

Tuition

$85

(One-time fee)

Hear from our past students

“I learned great strategies for fitting that were easier than I anticipated. Fun to take a one-night class where I felt that I accomplished a lot. Snacks are great too!” —Alter Your Fit Master Class student

“I learned about so much just from the simple fitting of a dress.” —Alter Your Fit Master Class student

“It was great to connect with other like-minded sewers! The personal attention was really nice, and it was a great ambience.” —Alter Your Fit Master Class student

Class Description

Anyone can sew their own clothes! It just takes a little imagination, some instruction, and practice.

Bring your muslin in for a hands-on fitting by a professional patternmaker, and learn the pattern adjustments needed to make your garment fit just right.

Just like ready-to-wear, sewing patterns don’t fit everyone straight out of the envelope. Learning which adjustments you need for a particular garment and how to make those changes to your sewing pattern are invaluable skills for any sewist. It’s empowering to make clothes that fit your body, instead of the other way around.

We believe there is no one way a garment should fit you. It’s your body and your clothes, and we are here to help you fit your projects to suit your personal preference. In our Alter Your Fit Master Class, our professional patternmakers fit the garment you bring to your body, and demonstrate how to transfer adjustments you need to your paper sewing pattern. Fittings are done in our studio, and every student in this group class gets to watch their classmates fittings. This helps reinforce the techniques taught in the class.

Students in this class are required to bring one garment for the fitting. Garments must be pinned or seamed in muslin form, and garments may be cut or ripped during the fitting process. Both casual and formal wear are appropriate for this class. Swimwear, intimates, bras, etc. are not discussed in this class.

Students are also required to bring the garment’s paper sewing pattern and written sewing instructions.

To get a garment to fit just right, multiple fittings are required, and each fabrication can produce different fitting results. This Master Class is designed to give you the tools you need to explore your own fitting methods at home.

All Workroom Social classes are both fun and productive, instead of just one or the other. We encourage anyone who is interested in sewing clothes to take a class with us, whether you are strictly a hobbyist or interested in learning clothing construction skills to bring your original fashion designs to life.

At Workroom Social, we believe that sewing is a practice, and we’ve taught our techniques to wonderful students who have visited us from all over the world. We invite you to spend time with us in our inspiring and friendly studio. After our fitting clinic you’ll want to alter all of your handmade garments to fit your unique shape.

Classwork includes…

  • Custom fitting of one garment to your body.
  • Practical, logical, and useful fit methods and strategies.
  • Discussion of how fabrication can affect fit of a final garment.
  • Pattern alteration methods that can be applied to all garment sewing.
  • Note: This Master Class is designed to teach you how to think through the process of garment fitting by watching a professional patternmaker fit you. If you are interested in learning more about how to fit yourself, we offer both a Dress Fit Intensive and a Pant Fit Intensive.)

Tuition includes…

  • Expert instruction from Workroom Social’s friendly teachers.
  • Handouts and other supporting materials.

Skills needed to take this class include…

  • Must know how to read and use sewing patterns to create clothing.
  • Must know basic garment construction techniques and have experience successfully sewing clothes.
  • This class is designed for intermediate students and above. This class is not suitable for absolute beginners or for students who do not feel comfortable with basic clothing construction.

Are you an absolute beginner who is interested in taking this class? We’d love to have you! Please email us at hello @ workroomsocial.com for more information on how you can take this class.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Don’t let a company control what you wear. Own your style and your clothes by making them yourself.

At Workroom Social, we specialize in teaching adults how to sew clothes that fit both their individual styles, and also their unique body shapes and sizes.

Our sewing classes are designed for adults to learn in a warm and non-competitive environment. Perfection is never our goal; rather, students should expect that over time their skills will improve practice. Our team of professional designers and sewists make garment sewing approachable, and it’s our goal to provide students with the confidence and the knowledge you need to continue practicing sewing at home.

Through sewing we build communities, stimulate creativity, and help improve women’s self-esteem and confidence by empowering them to sew the clothes they want to wear.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

After working around the world in biomedical laboratories with a doctorate in biochemistry, Katy Patzel decided to develop her interests in patternmaking, fit, and construction by pursuing a second career in the fashion industry. She then completed the Fashion Design program at Parsons School of Design, and has interned at various designer and luxury brands. Katy now works as a patternmaker in New York RTW for both men and women. You can see her most recent work on Instagram.

Please be sure to read our class policies. If you have any questions about classes and learning at Workroom Social, please email hello @ workroomsocial.com.