Personal Block Development KNITS - Introductory



Description

The aim of this new format workshop (2 days) is to equip you with a personal-fit knit block to enable you to work confidently in pattern making new designs. Using our industry-standard knit blocks, you will develop a knit 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'll 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 doesn't include individual garment or design detail. After completing this training, you'll leave confident in your understanding of your knit block, and ready to begin our Basic Pattern Making for Knits workshop to be able produce your own knit design patterns.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 12 hrs. Runs over 3 sessions starting with a full day (6hrs 11.06.17) to develop a knit block toile pattern. 1 wk later a Fit & Alter session (3hrs 18.06.17.) for your knit block. A Fit & Alter (3hrs 25.06.17) for the final fitting.

What you will learn
  • To develop and fit a basic knit block for your own personal fit and use.
  • To understand your particular fitting needs in knit patterns.
  • How to transfer this knowledge to every commercial pattern you have in your stash.
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
  • Demonstrations of all block alterations and personal fit changes.
  • A basic knit block ready to be tested for your own personal fit and use
  • A detailed workbook with all 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 knit tops and dress 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 youโ€™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 โ€“ 062212 - Anita L McAdam - 10281356

STUDIO FARO CLASSES โ€“ 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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