Meeting Location: Singer Educational Center, 1407 Crescent Dr., Corpus Christi, TX
Meeting the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Program: 10 am – 11:30 with Show and Tell. Workshops: 1 pm – 3 pm
Program and workshops
June 9, 2020
Thinking Outside the Pattern: creative uses for our pattern stash
Have you ever had an idea for a specific garment, but couldn’t find the right pattern? What about that favorite “Ready to Wear” dress or shirt that you wish you had 10 more of but can’t find it in the store anymore? Well, sisters Teresa and Maddie Gulding have both discovered creative ways to overcome these obstacles and construct the dresses of their dreams! Appropriately dubbed “pattern mashing”, Maddie has created several outfits by “mashing” together parts of 2 or more patterns to construct dresses and a jump suit she loves to wear. She discovered this “technique” when she challenged herself to sew an original design dress for the 4H Fashion Show last year.
Maybe she was lazy (didn’t want to have to create a sloper) or maybe she was on to something!
Teresa, on the other hand, likes to take an existing pattern and alter it to fulfill her vision of the perfect top or dress, often one that she’s seen in a store.
We all have a well stocked pattern stash – let Teresa and Maddie inspire you to “think outside the pattern”!
We have a change in the workshop this month. In order to meet a short deadline, we will be working on a special quilt for Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser. If you would be willing to help please RSVP so we know how many”helping hands” we can expect.
Bring your sewing machine, cord and basic tools used for sewing. Neutral thread.
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