Clothing for the Body & Soul

Fitting Class: The Jacket/Coat

Similar to the fitting class for the vest or dress, this class will focus on fitting, fabric selection, design, and construction. As a two-day class the first day will focus on fitting, fabric selection, design options and customization. The second day will focus on garment construction. As a one-day class, students will walk through fitting, […]

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Planning and Designing An Ensemble

During this workshop students will explore various concepts and guidelines to creating a complete garment ensemble. Students will be encouraged to look beyond preconceptions and explore new territory that permits free license in planning and designing of a total piece. This is a lecture and demonstration which uses a variety of images as “idea pushers” […]

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"Picture This" Vest

Students use my pattern, the “Picture This” Vest Pattern, or bring their own, to create a wonderful and unique vest. This class explores building a vest around a batik panel, large-scale novelty or pictorial fabric, quilt block, mola, and other ethnic textile. Sewing experience is recommended, but beginners are welcome too. Skill Level: beginner, intermediate, […]

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African Safari of Designs

Students are invited to join Rachel on safari! Many graphic interpretations of African designs can be used for artistic expression in creating patchwork, piecing, and appliqu³, quilting patterns, embroidery, stamps and stencils. Designs can be used to create various forms of embellishment such as painted designs on fabrics. Students can apply this design class to […]

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The Collection Coat

This workshop is designed to use the material that sewers inevitably collect over the years: the old quilt blocks, the rescued doilies, scarves, lace, buttons, and other odds and ends. Students bring their scraps to Rachel and she will help them to combine these treasures into a wearable garment using the coat pattern of their […]

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The A-Line Coat Class

Students will use Rachel’s A-Line Coat (or they can bring their own coat) pattern and choose between strip-piecing arrangement of units and blocks, or arrangement by pre-selected rows to create an elegant or fun coat in their size (pattern comes in sizes XS-XXL). Other design options include the choice of patch, keyhole, or side-seam pockets, […]

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