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Personal Block Development DRESSES - Introductory



Description

The aim of this new format workshop (2 days) is to equip you with a personal-fit dress block to enable you to work confidently in pattern making new designs. Using our industry-standard fitted blocks, you will develop a basic dress block for your own personal fit and use. This workshop is suitable for students of all skill levels and of special interest to sewers and pattern makers who want to understand their own personal Fit Rules. 

In the first day of training: students use a detailed set of their own body measurement to modify an industry standard fitted dress block. All pattern alterations for personal-fit needs (Full/Flat Bust Adjust, Full Flat Butt Adjust, etc.) will be demonstrated during the session and carried out by each student where required. Taking body measurements and understanding your own Fit Rules is a crucial aspect of these workshops. Many of the standard fit alterations used in pattern making will be covered in a detailed workbook that is included in the workshop fee.

At the end of the first day of training you will leave with a first toile block pattern ready to be cut, sewn and fitted. This two-day workshop is spread over a 2 week period to give you an opportunity to toile and fit your basic dress block and make the appropriate pattern changes. Two half-day Fit & Alter sessions have been added, to the usual one day workshop, to make sure you succeed in achieving an excellent fit.  As you work your way through the toile making process you will gain a greater understanding of the Fit Rules and pattern alterations required to get all patterns to work for you.

The focus is this workshop is on fit and balance and does not include individual garment or design detail. After completing this training, you will leave confident in your understanding of your dress block, and ready to begin basic pattern making to be able produce your own dress design patterns.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 12 hrs. Runs over 2 days starting with a full day (6hrs 17.06.17) to develop a dress block toile pattern. The next day you will Fit & Alter your first toile in the morning session and your second toile in the afternoon (hrs 18.06.17).

What you will learn
  • Equip you with a personal-fit dress block that will enable you to work confidently in pattern making new designs.
  • Using our industry-standard fitted blocks you will learn how to apply personal measurements to achieve that first level of alteration.
  • Develop a well fitted basic dress block for your own personal fit and use.
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
  • Demonstrations of all block alterations and personal fit changes.
  • A basic dress block ready to be tested for your own personal fit and use
  • A detailed workbook with many diagrams and instructions of the days training.
  • A Fit Rules Chart to calculate specific changes to the dress block and understand how this information will apply to all dress pattens in your stash.
  • Experience using industry standard pattern making equipment and materials during the workshop at no extra charge.
  • Two half-day Fit & Alter sessions have been added, to the usual one day workshop, to make sure you succeed in achieving an excellent fit.
  • A comprehensive materials and suppliers listing featuring Anita's favourite sources.

What to bring
  • Your enthusiasm!
  • All materials and equipment are provided by studio faro for the workshop. Please feel free to bring your favourite pencil or pattern making equipment.
  • Any questions you may have about dresses you have made or existing patterns you are working on. There's plenty of time for you to ask questions during the session.
What to wear

Please wear shoes that cover and protect your feet. It's a workshop environment and we're keen to keep your toes safe. :)

Appropriate for

Introductory - Suitable for students of all skill levels.


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Studio Faro

Vendor sincce 2015

Studio Faro is a commercial and educational outfit, run by Anita McAdam, that specialises in fashion design and pattern making.

These workshops are a reflection of Anita's background and the demands of the fashion industry workroom. 

'By running these workshops I hope to share my love of design and pattern making.  Years of teaching and commercial practice have gifted me with a wealth of knowledge.  Come get some!

Check out the blog (well-suited) on the website for more design and pattern madness. :)

All workshops are available for private booking and perfect for a minimum of 6 students; so get your friends together and email me to schedule your private workshop.  Anita :) enquiries@studiofaro.com

June 2017:  I'm currently moving my studio to rural New South Wales.  As I'll be located in the centre of the state I'm hoping to expand my workshops beyond Sydney to take in Melbourne, Wagga Wagga, Canberra and towns in the Riverina area.  Let me know if you'd like a Studio Faro Creative Pattern Making class in your area.  The first of the Sydney-based classes should be re-scheduled by August.  Checkout the website for the latest news. 

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Refunds

  • You may request to withdraw from a class up to 7 working days prior to the commencement of a class. You will be charged a 10% administration fee if you cancel in less than 7 days.
  • In some instances bookings can be transferred to other class.
  • There is no refund if you withdraw within 48hours of the start of the class.
  • Requests for refunds should be made via email to Studio Faro (enquiries@studiofaro.com).

Transfers

  • You may request to transfer from one class to another up 7 days prior to the commencement of a class.
  • Requests for transfers must be made via email to Studio Faro.

Absences: There are no refunds, transfers or substitutions if you miss a class without making prior arrangements as above.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

CLASS BOOKING DETAILS

Booking Information - please read carefully.

Before booking please check the class information on the website to ensure places are available in your chosen class.

Who can book?

  • No qualifications or pre-requisites are necessary unless specified in the class description.
  • Classes are available to anyone over the age of 16 years.
  • For applicants under 18 years of age registration must be accompanied by an email granting permission from a parent or guardian.
  • My WWC number is : WWC1142947E

How to BOOK:

  • Bookings can be made via the website using a paypal or a credit card.
  • If you’re unable to pay by these methods please contact me (enquiries@studiofaro.com) directly to arrange an EFT payment.
  • Class fees must be paid in full to confirm a place in all classes.
  • Payment by cheque or bank transfer is accepted:
  • Bank cheques payable to Anita McAdam Designs.
  • Electronic transfer: Commonwealth – 062212 - Anita L McAdam - 10281356

STUDIO FARO CLASSES – TERMS & CONDITIONS

Class Cancellation

  • Studio Faro reserves the right to cancel or postpone any class due to under-enrolment. In this case, you will receive a full refund or transfer to another class.
  • Studio Faro reserves the right to amend any class, schedule, location or tutor listed on the website before or during the class.
  • Studio Faro retains the right to remove any disruptive student from the class if it is considered that their behaviour is impacting in a detrimental way on the learning experience of the other students. There will be no refund of class fees in this instance.

Refunds

  • You may request to withdraw from a class up to 7 working days prior to the commencement of a class. You will be charged a 10% administration fee if you cancel in less than 7 days.
  • In some instances bookings can be transferred to other class.
  • There is no refund if you withdraw within 48hours of the start of the class.
  • Requests for refunds should be made via email to Studio Faro (enquiries@studiofaro.com).

Transfers

  • You may request to transfer from one class to another up 7 days prior to the commencement of a class.
  • Requests for transfers must be made via email to Studio Faro.

Absences: There are no refunds, transfers or substitutions if you miss a class.  Studio Faro cannot accept responsibility for changes in your personal or work circumstances.

What do I Bring?

All materials and equipment required for the class are listed in the class description on the website.

Occupational Health & Safety

  • Studio Faro students must comply with the health and safety regulations. Please notify the Director of Studio Faro at enquiries@studiofaro.com of any existing medical condition or disability that may affect your participation in a class.
  • Students are required to wear closed toe shoes for safety in the workroom.

Parking

Parking will vary from location to location.  Please refer to the individual class description for this information.

PRIVACY

No personal information will be disclosed outside Studio Faro without your consent, except where required by law.

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Allison

27 June 2017 • Personal Block Development DRESSES - Introductory

This is an excellent class for anyone serious about drafting. So much information that you will use again and again. Anita is a terrific instructor and very generous with her knowledge. Really enjoyed it and totally recommend it.

IMELDA

25 March 2017 • Personal Block Development DRESSES - Introductory

Learnt heaps! this was the best pattern making class I have attended there were only four of us in the class and we all received our individul time and extra time as well!! I would highly recommend Studio Faro and i will be retrning to do the pants making course.. Love it... would do more if time would premitt.

Mary

27 July 2016 • Personal Block Development DRESSES - Introductory

Anita, at Studio Faro, is a superb teacher and I recommend this class to anyone who has some sewing and pattern-using experience. I would class myself as an intermediate level seamstress. I've been making myself simple garments for a long time and, because of various fit issues, have, from the very beginning of my sewing experience had to be comfortable with basic pattern alterations. I also have some very basic experience in pattern drafting. With this as a foundation, I felt I was able to get a lot out of the Anita's classes. You learn a lot in a short time. I thought the class was very good value for an official 12 hours of instruction (In practice, Anita generously let some sessions run a little longer) and the overall experience was very positive. I feel there is still work to do to consolidate what I have learnt - and if I lived in Sydney would look forward to taking more of Anita's classes. As it is, I'll have to make sure I persevere on my own. This class does not teach you to become a fully equipped pattern drafter in a mere 12 hours but it provides you with a lot of useful skills and information to start you on the journey of fitting your own handmade clothes more satisfactorily.