Perfect Pants • August 18 and 25

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Wednesdays, August 18 and 25, 6 – 9 pm

Kathleen Richert

Do you have trouble finding pants that fit well. If you sew, you can have pants that fit like they were made for you! Learn how to get the perfect fit by first drafting a pants sloper— your master pattern for an individualized fit— using the Magic Fit system from the American Fashion Institute. Then sew a test pair of pants in muslin using your sloper–outside of class before the second session. At the second class, we will adjust each one, learning as a group how to solve fitting problems. Instruction also includes how to adjust a commercial pattern using your sloper to make trousers–and even jeans–fit just right. Students will leave with class with a sloper and a muslin to use in future projects. Class is geared for students with at least basic sewing skills. Please be prepared to bring a working sewing machine to the second class to work on your muslin. Materials fee $5, payable to the instructor.

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Instructor Bio:

Kathleen Richert has been involved in the Twin Cities’ textile scene for 25 years. Primarily a garment maker, her background includes teaching skills in surface design and dyeing, pattern drafting, garment construction, tailoring, and the imaginative use of materials. Her textile art is equally varied, from party dresses made of Mylar snack food packaging and Coca Cola cans, to millinery work, to lace-like ‘drawings’ using the sewing machine. Richert also specializes in the production of museum-quality, historically accurate clothing, fabrication of soft props, and costume work for theater and dance productions including Circus Juventas.


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