Introduction to Handling Bias Cut Silk - Make a Camisole
Maximum Class Size: 5
Bias cut garments are synonymous with flowing gowns and expensive, delicate intimates, but this technique does not need to be reserved for only evening wear and lingerie. You can bring a bit of everyday luxury to the simplest garment just by cutting it on the bias. Bias cut garments are figure flattering and hang delicately.
During this workshop you will uncover a new cutting method as well as learn a few tips on how to handle silk. In the process of learning this new skill you will make a camisole top perfect for everyday wear or nightwear.
Level: This class is suitable for confident machine sewists who have previous experience in making sewn projects including a couple of simple garments. This workshop is an idea follow of from our Introduction to Machine Sewing 6 Week Course or Introduction to Dressmaking 6 Week Course.
In class you will cover the following techniques:
- The rule of thumb for how much fabric to buy
- Pattern lay plans & straight of grain
- Marking the fabric
- Learn how to cut patterns on the bias and
- How to sew french seams
- How to make narrow straps
- Tips and techniques on garment construction
- Hemming delicate fabrics
Fabric 120cm wide: 1.5m
Fabric Recommendations: Bamboo Silk and other silk or satin like fabrics.
Preparation: The pattern is yours to keep, we ask that it is cut to your size before the class - you are welcome to pick up the pattern in advance or we can post this out to you.
Please bring with you: A sewing machine and scissors will be allocated to you. We also recommend you either bring with you, or purchase from Ray Stitch, small tools such as pins, a tape measure, unpicker, needles, and thread snips.