In this two-hour workshop, fashion designer and Britex Fabrics guest blogger Jamie Lau will discuss different collar types and demonstrate basic patternmaking techniques including a live demo on how to draft styles including the Peter Pan collar, Mandarin collar, and more. The instructor will share her own expert tips on pattern plot and manipulation, drafting undercollars, and applying interfacing to collars. This workshop is open to students of all sewing levels and may be particularly helpful to students looking to update and personalize existing sewing patterns that they use regularly, or those looking to delve deeper into fashion design and patternmaking.
Jamie Lau is a designer, sewing instructor, fashion writer, and native San Franciscan based in Brooklyn, NY. A self-taught seamstress consistently inspired by her love of dresses, Jamie infuses a playful nostalgia into her work by transforming simple silhouettes into fashion forward frocks sewn from traditional Japanese prints, luxurious brocades, handwoven ikats, and her own textile designs. In addition to designing her clothing line Jamie Lau Designs and guest blogging for Britex Fabrics, Jamie is also the author of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern and a sewing instructor at New York's Textile Arts Center. Follow her blog and Instagram for the latest updates and inspirations
Every Other Saturday at 11am sharp | FREE
This 25 minute tour starts on Maiden Lane with a bit of history that will knock your socks off. A quick walk through each of the four floors will give you the confidence and know-how to handle even the busiest Britex day. We'll show you where things are located, talk about our history and what's up our sleeves for the new year. Tours are led by expert Britex staff.
This is a fast paced tour so be sure to arrive early. Space is limited.
They all begin at 11am sharp. See you there!