Making a commercially purchased pattern
Making a commercially purchased pattern
Making a commercially purchased pattern
Making a commercially purchased pattern
Making a commercially purchased pattern
Making a commercially purchased pattern
Making a commercially purchased pattern

Making a commercially purchased pattern

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There are so many commercially available patterns to buy, but do you know what to do once you get it home? 

Understanding the back of the packet and how much fabric to buy can feel like you need to decode a cryptic clue - not to mention once you get it home and start to try to make it

In this short course, Ariane will take you through understanding the annotations and information supplied by the pattern company. You will learn about measuring your body and selecting the closest size along with garment ease and how to use the pattern without having to cut it up (meaning it can be used for more sizes in the future)

You will work through how to amend the pattern to fit your requirements and you will then create the clothing including cutting, sewing and finishing touches 

This short course is designed to set you up for being able to create at home 

In this class you will have the option of using the following patterns: 

-A tracksuit (overlocker)

-A dress (sewing Machine)

-Simple jacket (sewing machine)

-Floor Length Dressing gown (overlocker or sewing machine)

 

Key Take away's /Learnings from the class:

Understanding the back of a sewing pattern packet 

Measuring your body and selecting which size is closest to you based on the knowledge given

Trace the pattern - introduction to using a wheel 

Prove the seams

Adapt the pattern to your measurements - does the waist need to be made smaller, the hips bigger, sleeve longer?

In-depth information on fabric usages and cutting waste 

Precision with pattern making and the importance of it 

Basic pattern manipulation (if required for your design)

Correct Pattern Annotations

Constructing the garment 

Correct information on how to apply to finish - Zips, buttons, press studs etc as per your garments requirements  

Finishing techniques to ensure a high-quality garment which will wear well 

 

Pre Class Requirements:

1. Completed the Introductory to Overlocker's  or Sewing Machine class using either your own machine or one of Ariane's

or

2. Discussed with Ariane that you have suitable recent experience with a machine to be able to enjoy this class.

You can choose in this class if you would prefer to work with woven or knit fabrics  - as it is a small number of students who will be in the class we will be able to ensure you all have the correct help to achieve success with your garments so long as you have an understanding of basic sewing

 

What to bring with you:

A notebook

Fabric: Expect to buy your fabric between week 1 and 2. This will vary from student to student due to the choice of garment that you make - it should be no more than 3 meters of fabric as a guide (unless you make the dress or gown to the floor). After selecting which pattern you would like to proceed with for the course, Ariane will help you to understand the best type of fabric. Please note, this course will not cover using sequin fabrics due to the complexity

If you are using your own Sewing Machine or Overlocker please bring it from week's 2 onwards. You will also need the machine pedal, threads and machine specific needles

If you do not have your own Sewing Machine or Overlocker - you are welcome to use one of Ariane's - the number of these is limited, so please advise at the time of booking if you will need one so that the class numbers can be arranged correctly - thank you. If you need to use one of these machines please ensure that your fabric needs BLACK threads, as this is what the machines will be set up to use

 

What would you receive:

A finished garment that has been taken from the paper pattern, altered to fit your measurements and constructed to a professional standard 

A paper pattern traced by you from one of the offered pre-bought patterns 

The option to work with either woven or stretch fabric 

A wider knowledge of garment pattern making, cutting and construction methods

 

Class Capacity:

Capped at 4 people 

 

Access to the private 'Sparkle Gang Stitch' Facebook group:

Yes! 

You will be added to the special secret Sparkle Gang Stitch Facebook group - a place where Ariane will be sharing tips and tricks for sewing and secret ideas for how to improve your sewing. Class attendees will be encouraged to share pictures of their makes and share knowledge and ideas. Its a community were growing for the Sewing Revolution! This is the place to have access to Ariane's technical knowledge during and after the short course 

 

Who can attend?

The classes are operated in a respectful manner and no preferences will be taken over the gender of attendees - everyone is encouraged to take part!

Anyone over the age of 18 due to the use of sewing machines

 

Class Length:

2.5 hours x 7 classes = 17.5 hours total 

 

Dates and Times of Classes: 

Wednesday May 8th - 6.30pm - 9pm

Thursday 23rd May - 10.30am to 1pm

 

Location:

Classes will be held at Ariane's studio - 18 Dawson Street, Brunswick

 

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

No Refund applicable, if the class is run again you will be welcome to attend so long as you gave over 48 hours cancellation notice. Not transferable to another person. To run, this class needs a minimum of 3 attendees booked in, if this is not the case 48 hours before the class begins Ariane may be in touch to re-schedule to another date

 

Sizing

Ariane takes great pride in well-fitting garments, ones that make you feel comfortable in your own skin - and with 17+ years of pattern making experience, we are confident you'll feel that way in your new pieces.

That Ariane often uses conscious grading* when grading her garment patterns into different sizes. Taking the time to consider if the standard +0.6mm increase on the bum cover of a bikini (for example) would be enough, or if our more curvier clients would be more comfortable with more cover? It takes time to perfect, and its time she feels is important to spend on her garments. For that reason, if two friends in a S and a XL bought the same garment, they may fit there bodies differently, to reflect their individually body shapes

Most of the fabric for our Swimwear and Sparkles has 4 way stretch which means that it shapes itself around the curves of your body beautifully. As we use so many different fabrics, we adjust the fit of patterns to ensure that a S/M/L etc all stay as true to size as possible, and recommend that you order swimwear based on your knicker and bra band size

Our stock garments are sold in the following sizes:

Female:

Sparkles

Australia

United Kingdom

Europe

United States

2XS

4

2

32

0

XS

6

4

34

2

S

8

6

36

4

M

10

8

38

6

L

12

10

40

8

XL

14

12

42

10

2XL

16

14

44

12

3XL

18

16

46

14

4XL

20

18

48

16

5XL

22

20

50

18

6XL

24

22

52

20

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What does Slow Fashion mean, and why do is resonate with Ariane?

handmade means just that :
handmade

Our garments are all designed, pattern made, cut, stitched and finished in Australia, by hand.

Testimonials

I’m so glad I got this bikini top it’s like the holy grail - it stays on in the waves, my kids can pull at it, and a surprise bonus is super supportive and I feel super sexy wearing it. Absolutely LOVE it - thank you!

Nicole Jago

It was exactly what i was looking for in terms of festival wear that was modest for my curvy body type. The Cara Tops are great because they accommodate larger sizes while still seating the girls nicely.
The Jaimee shorts are cute and cheeky, and good for someone who doesn't want to show too much tummy but a bit of cheeky booty.
Overall, a really cute good quality set.

Jessica Downing

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