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The School of Making Measurement Bundle featuring a body measurement worksheet, grid paper, erasable pen, and measuring tape.
The School of Making T Shirt Top Pattern
The School of Making Measuring Tape
The School of Making Measurement Bundle featuring a body measurement worksheet, grid paper, erasable pen, and measuring tape.
The School of Making T Shirt Top Pattern
The School of Making Measuring Tape
The School of Making Measurement Bundle featuring a body measurement worksheet, grid paper, erasable pen, and measuring tape.
The School of Making T Shirt Top Pattern
The School of Making Measuring Tape

The Shoals: Patternmaking Workshop @ The Factory | October 16-20, 2023

$3,485.00

  • For Me - October 2023
  • Purchase as a Gift - October 2023

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Instructor: The School of Making Team

This workshop highlights Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns and focuses on taking measurements, creating a customized sloper using our T-shirt pattern and Drawstring Pant pattern, making alterations to existing The School of Making patterns, and reviewing how to create and adjust commercial garment patterns for cotton jersey. The Physics of Sewing and The School of Making Construction lessons help participants understand best practices when working with cotton jersey and hand-embroidery techniques from The School of Making. Pair this workshop with our weeklong Classic Studio Week for our most comprehensive experience.

Monday, October 16th  – Friday, October 20th, 2023
Workshop begins at 10:00am on Monday.

Alabama Chanin @ The Factory
462 Lane Drive
Florence, AL 35630

$3,485 and includes materials, access to a selection of garment patterns and stencils available in our book series, instruction, special promotions, daily breakfast and weekday lunches, studio access daily from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, and a few surprises along the way.

Kindly note: Workshops are non-refundable. If you require a cancellation, a credit will be issued to your account with The School of Making for the amount of the Workshop. For more information, contact workshops@schoolofmaking.com, or call 256-760-1090, Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST.

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Our garments are carefully made to order for you, ensuring we utilize our organic cotton fabrics in the most responsible way.

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Front Cover of Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns by Natalie Chanin

Patternmaking Weeklong Workshop Itinerary

 

Monday

  • 9:30am – 10:00am : Doors Open + Light Breakfast
  • 10:00am – 10:30am: Introductions 
  • 10:30am – 11:00am: Factory Tour
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm: Physics of Sewing
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Understanding Your Body Shape, Measurements, Patterns, and Fit 
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Dessert + Coffee
  • 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Sloper Essentials 

Tuesday

  • 8:30am – 9:00am: Doors Open + Light Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm: Customizing the Fitted Tee Pattern
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Garment Cutting and Basic Construction
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Dessert and Coffee
  • 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Fitting the Fitted Tee and Additional Alterations

Wednesday

  • 8:30am – 9:00am: Doors Open + Light Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm: Customizing the Pant Pattern
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch 
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Cutting the Pant & Alterations Open House
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Dessert and Coffee
  • 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Fitting the Pant and Additional Alterations

Thursday

  • 8:30am – 9:00am: Doors Open + Light Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm: Final Fitting and Finalizing Fitted Tee & Pant Pattern
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch 
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm: - Altering Patterns with Princess Seams
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Dessert and Coffee
  • 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Alterations Open House

Friday

  • 8:30am – 9:00am: Doors Open + Light Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm: Pattern Grading and Using a Nested Pattern for Adjustments
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch1:00pm – 4:00pm: Studio Time / Additional Pattern Adjustments from TSOM Pattern Library / Shopping + Checkout