Darrell Thomas Textiles Sewing Retreat

Come and join us for this amazing retreat on May 14th and 15th at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. This two day retreat will focus on creating an amazing 2 piece suit. Muslin fittings will be done at the store well in advance of the retreat date. Each student will arrive with their sewing machine and their garments ready to sew. We will then begin to construct these garments together.

Arrival at the museum will be 9 am on Saturday morning and we are there until 5 pm on Sunday. The classroom is spacious and has tons of natural light coming  in and breathtaking views while we are sewing.  Set against the stunning landscape of  Almonte and the Mississippi river, Almonte is just a 25 min drive from Ottawa.

If you would like to stay in Almonte rather than driving home, Rob at the Riverside Inn Has given our clients a great deal!  Book two nights and you receive one night at 50% off!! If you would like to share your room with a friend or loved one, you may also do that.  There  There are many things for your friends/loved one to do while you are sewing. There are walking trails and  lots of shopping and restaurants in town. Rob at the Mill will arrange everything from your room to the meals. http://almonteriverside.com/

If you would like to join us at our retreat, call the store 613-239-3854 to book your class and we will give you the info on how to book your room at the Riverside Inn.

What you will be making.....
Ladies Unlined Blazer
The pattern is Burda #8949. This jacket is a version of a Chanel Jacket. It is a shaped Short Jacket. There are bust darts on the front of the jacket incorporated into the princess seams. There are princess seams on the back of the jacket also. The sleeve is a 2 piece sleeve. This is a beautifully fitted jacket that will be a quick sew. We will be making version “A” (Red Jacket) You may make any sleeve length and you may make the jacket longer if you wish.  Muslin fittings will be provided before the class begins. 

Ladies Fitted Dress
This pattern is Vogue #8146.  In this course, each student will leave with a perfectly fitted dress. The dress is sleeveless. To enable the wearer to emphasize their figure, there are bust darts, and front and back darts. The dress will have an invisible zipper in the back. Every woman always wants that perfect little black dress...well, here it is!  Muslin fittings will be provided.

PREREQUISITE: Good knowledge of sewing / Able to construct muslins for fittings.

DATE: Saturday May 14th & 15th 6 seats available
Time: 10:00 – 1:00   Lunch  2:00 – 5:00
Instructor: Darrell
Class Fee: $ 350.00

Patternmaking 101

Have you always wanted to make your own patterns?  We will show you that it is easier than you think!  In this class, students will learn how to create any pattern they like once the basic elements are learned.  We will focus on a skirt block and transform it from a basic style to any style desired.  We know that you ski

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