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Revamp and Replicate

October 27, 2024 - November 1, 2024

Ann Tilley  ·  website


Workshop Overview

REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN A WAITLIST FOR THE CLASS YOU MAY DO SO BELOW.

In this workshop, students will learn how to create a paper pattern from their favorite clothes (without disassembling them), and use that to make an entirely new garment. Students will also work on existing garments (that students bring in) to rework into something better suited to the desires of the wearer, using practical alteration and mending techniques, to more creative improvements like over-dying and embellishing. This workshop will cover all the cursory knowledge needed for making original garments, such as choosing fabrics, working with paper patterns, and a variety of sewing construction techniques. Students need to have a basic knowledge of the sewing machine for this class, and some garment-making skills would be helpful, but every technique will be taught in a beginner-friendly format. Open to all skill levels.

Techniques

  • Drafting and modifying paper patterns
  • How to make fit alterations on existing garments
  • Garment construction techniques
  • Over-dying and mending

Materials

  • Paper clothing patterns
  • Fashion fabrics
  • Existing clothing
  • Fabric dyes

Outcomes

  • Skills for improving their wardrobe
  • How to make a garment from scratch

 

COURSE FEE: $690

Fees exclude housing and meal plans. Review housing options here.


Artist Bio

Ann Tilley is a textile artist, clothing designer and teacher from Durham, NC. After earning her BFA at Savannah College of Art and Design in Fashion and Fibers, she’s gone on to work in a variety of small-scale garment studios and factories, including two eponymous clothing lines. She now runs a business selling her original clothing patterns for home sewists. Her teaching aesthetic blends disciplined production techniques with home-sewing freedom and playfulness. She also maintains an active studio art practice, working in color knitting. Tilley lives in a self-built, tiny house in Liberty, NC.

  • Ann Tilley
  • Ann Tilley


Register

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.


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