Adult Classes

Sewing 201: Fitting a Pattern to YOU

Written by Kamuela

 201: Fitting a Pattern to YOULooking for the Next Steps after Sewing 101 and 102.

Sewing 201  helps you make the transition from new-be-sewer to one who says “I made it” proudly.

Sewing 201: Fitting a Pattern to YOU.

This class is PERFECT for the sewist who feels sure around a sewing machine and knows how to read a pattern BUT still struggles with fit and needs the skills and the courage to altering patterns so they work for you.

Next Classes:

we will be offering this class again in the Winter please check back in January 2017

What makes this class great is what you DO with what you learn.

Patterns, as they are, don’t fit ANYONE!   Most are designed for an hourglass-B-cup-pre-kids-under-25-year-old-body.  This means is you spend a lot of time making something that fits poorly.  Lets change that – lets make clothes that not only fit well but also reflect YOUR taste.
cost $150

In this class:

You will learn to use patterns as a tool instead of an answer to get YOUR fit right.
We tackle curves and armholes, shoulders and necklines.
Includes a quick look at zippers, both the kind you can see and the invisible.
Knowing your fit is the key to getting all your projects to fit well.   You will leave with a fitted shell and pattern that hugs your curves and is a fabulous building block for everything you make next.

First Class: We jump right in with the pattern – so wear the right bra and have a good meal – who are we kidding we eat and it changes the fit of things – so eat and lets build from there.  We will be working from a standard commercial pattern and from there we will alter and shift until we get YOUR fit.

Second Class: We sew up the pieces and work the fit. And learn a few things about zippers.

Third Class: We re-draft the pattern pieces and make sure the fit is prefect and talk about how to alter other commercial patterns to You.

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  • That so rocks! Cannot wait to see it put together. I relaly admire that you have stuck with it right after class to see it thru. That’s my biggest failing. Inspiring to see you making such excellent progress!

  • I’m interested in your fitting class but don’t see a way to sign up. There must not be a class scheduled yet. Please let me know what to do next.

    • Jami
      I have not thought about offering a sewing 201 class in the mornings. But now i will. I am also planning a change to the 201 class, that might make it a little more inviting to students. Please sign up for our mailing list so you can watch for the changes we make both to the class and to the times. I am currently working the summer calendar out and am trying to fit in a morning version of 201. thanks for the question – I hope we can meet your needs.

Daily Rates

Everyone is welcome to play in the creative surf.  We offer a day rate (4 hours) $25 and a Creative Punch Cards that let you be master of your OWN Creative Time. Design Program Punch Cards are $80 for 10 hours of mentored sew time.

ReFabulous Hours

Refabulous will be closed for Pre-Summer Prep until June 20.

You can sign up for camps an classes online

June 20 – 25

our class times do not always run during studio hours

Wednesday 6-9pm

Thurs – Friday  2-6 pm

Saturday  12-4

Alterations hours

Thursday & Friday 3-6  &  Saturday 1-3

or by appointment call (360) 489-1852

Design Program Hours

Wednesday 6-9pm

Thurs & Friday  2-6 pm

Summer hours start June 25

Camps will run Mon – Friday 10 – 4:30

general hours for questions and class sign ups Monday – Friday 11 – 2


Weds Evening 6 -9 & Friday 11 – 3

& Saturday by appointment call (360) 489-1852

Open Sew/Design Program Times

Wed 6 -9pm  &  Saturday 1 – 3



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