Five experienced sewists came to the class to hone their skills in working with silk chiffon and other wriggly things. Instead of making a garment, we crammed by making samples of the techniques. I think this is the best way to learn if you are experienced, because you get all the cream at once.
We went over:
- Pattern matching for a pocket,
- Using bias as a facing so it sits flat and perfectly,
- Perfect bias binding
- Using organza as a facing for silk chiffon,
- Teeny, tiny french seams
- Teeny, tiny, tidy rolled hems
I noticed a couple of really interesting things:
- These were all really smart, experienced sewists yet they got a huge amount from the class, because they had the understanding to hang the new information onto;
- They got really, really excited about the new stuff! Like REALLY excited! It was lovely, like Christmas morning with children!
It was FUN, I am doing it again, because I can't think of a nicer way to spend a Saturday than seeing sewists get excited about sewing silk chiffon!
Unfortunately for the Blogging world, we were FAR too busy to take any photos. Next time, maybe. :)
UPDATE: Next class scheduled for 27 June.