Master Seamstress II Certificate Program
Fall 2012-Spring 2013
The Master Seamstress II Program is open to all students who wish to take 8-week, non-credit elective courses. Anyone may take a course(s) without working towards a certificate. In order to receive a certificate, participants must have completed the Master Seamstress I Certificate Program and must complete any three of the non-credit courses listed below and all other assigned projects.
For registration or payment information please call Annie Tella 401-277-5050 or email email@example.com.
Class size is limited to 12 students and is filled on a first-come-first-served basis.Class fees are due in full upon registration and do not include project materials. No refund will be given for cancellation unless the position in class can be filled. Because this is a non-credit certificate program, financial aid is not available. A $25 non-refundable registration fee is included in the course fee.
All seamstress classes meet at The Greenwich Club, 5426 Post Road, East Greenwich, RI.
|These 8-week course offerings rotate by semester each year. Listed below are the offerings for the 2012-2013 academic year.|
Fall 2012 Offerings
NEW!! Wearable Quilt Designs ($236)
The various quilting techniques such as crazy quilt, Bargello, stained glass, and more, lend themselves to making some unique clothing. You will be making sample pieces of the various techniques. Once you’ve seen samples of garments, and work with the various techniques, you can decide which one, or ones, you want to incorporate into a piece of clothing, or embellish a ready-to-wear piece.
Monday 7-10pm (9/17—11/19) no class 10/8, 11/12
Little Black Dress ($236)
Most of us talk about “The Little Black Dress” so why not make one that flatters and fits well. Find the silhouette that best suits your body and create the dress of your choice. We will accessorize to complete the look and even discover ways to add versatility to it.
Thursdays 9-Noon (9/27—11/15)
Fabric Flowers ($236)
You will create flowers by following directions from patterns that range from a 1926 millinery flower pattern to those that are currently available today. You will learn the process, techniques, and use of materials by making at least 8 different flowers ranging in use for embellishment of formal/bridal wear as well as projects that may be used for decoration of casual clothing, purses, home décor, etc.
Thursdays 7-10PM (9/27—11/29) no class 10/25, 11/22
Create customized jeans using “J Stern Design” commercial patterns for misses & women’s sizes. Make a great fitting pair no matter what figure type you are. Learn the tricks of the trade to get professional results with topstitching, pocket styles, fly fronts, and waistbands. You will also get expert advice on embroidery details.
Fridays 9-2PM (9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16)
Jennifer Stern Hasemann
Students will make a tailored jacket or coat using time saving methods and materials. The emphasis will be on fusible techniques for under linings, interfacings, and tapings. The linings will be sewn in by machine. Fabric for garment is not limited to woolens.
Saturdays 10am—1pm (9/15—11/17) no class 10/6, 11/10
Winter 2013 Offerings
Wonderful Knits ($236)
Learn to create a versatile wardrobe using the latest knits. This course will cover how to choose quality fabrics and patterns selected for knits. Discover the techniques that will give professional results in a wardrobe designed around a few key pieces. Most work will be done on conventional sewing machines, although the use of sergers will be covered.
Mondays 9-Noon (1/7—3/4) no class 2/18
Couture Collection ($236)
Corsets, boning, underlining, support fabrics, waist stays are all part of a good foundation. You will start with a form fitting corset foundation to build onto and end with an evening ensemble. Getting the “know-how” while selecting and working with fabulous fabrics. Couture Collection is essential for special occasion designs.
Mondays 7-10PM (1/7—3/4) no class 2/18
“Make It” Work ($236)
Prerequisite—MSII Advanced Patternmaking or Form/Draping
It is more about patternmaking, draping and measurements. It is whatever it takes to make an ensemble work for you including selecting a pattern and fabric. Learn more about working with a dress form and the drape of the fabric, and how to apply your measurements for a better fit.
Wednesdays 9-Noon (1/9—3/6) no class 2/20
Couture Details ($236)
It’s the details that make a difference. You will explore the high quality designer’s techniques that will bring your clothing to the next level to give them a professional look from ordinary to couture. The project will be to create a notebook of samples and how to apply them into your designs.
Thursdays 9-Noon (1/10—3/7) no class 2/21
Pants Drafting ($236)
With just a few measurements you will learn to draft a basic pants pattern for any ‘body.’ You will also learn about pant fitting and draping plus create different pant style patterns and get tips on constructing a pair of pants.
Thursdays 7-10PM (1/10—3/21) no class 2/21
Chanel Jacket $236
The Chanel Jacket is a classic that has endured the test of time. This class will begin by fitting a shoulder princess muslin with a 2-3 piece sleeve pattern. The jacket will be sewn in a boucle fabric using various couture techniques, embellishments and a weight chain will be added to complete your own “Little French Jacket.”
Tuesdays 7-10PM (3/12—5/14) no class 4/2, 5/7
Serger – The Basics and More ($236)
This class will focus on basic and advanced stitch techniques used in garment construction. You will become knowledge-able about your own serger and appreciative of its usefulness in replicating many ready to wear clothes. You will have the opportunity to construct a minimum of two garments and create a stitch catalogue. Serger competence is not required. This class is ideal for a beginner. A 4 (or more) thread serger is required.
Thursdays 9-Noon (3/21—5/16) no class 4/25
*Additional fee of $150 for body form (payable to Instructor)
Students will be body casted, and then your body
mold will be filled with polyurethane foam. After just
three classes, you will have an accurate form of your figure and posture.
Draping techniques will be taught and practiced in class with muslin,
as well as tissue fitting patterns to the finished form.
Thursdays 7-10PM (3/21—5/16) no class 5/18
Learn techniques used to create basic intimate apparel. Students will make a pair of panties, a knit camisole with built-in shelf bra and a basic bra. Kits with fabrics, elastics and findings will be available for purchase. Focus will be on techniques, fit can be addressed as class time and skill level allow.
Saturdays 9—2PM (3/9, 3/23, 4/13, 4/27, 5/4)
|New!! Wearable Quilt Designs
|Little Black Dress
|“Make It” Work
|Serger—The Basics & More
*additional fee of $150 for body form
If you have questions
concerning registration or payment information, please
Annie Tella: Office of Special Programs, 401-277-5050 or E-mail Annie: firstname.lastname@example.org.
may be made by check, money order or credit card.
Unfortunately, we do not offer a payment plan or tuition waiver for these non-credit courses.
Course Content/Skill Level Questions?
If you are
not certain if you have enough experience
or have detailed questions regarding one of our programs, please feel free to contact:
Diane Martin, Program Coordinator 401-762-0960 or E-mail Diane at: email@example.com
Class size is limited to 12 students and is filled on a first-come-first-served basis.
Directions to Greenwich Club:
From the South: Take 95 North to exit 8A (Rt.2 Warwick/East Greenwich.) Stay on Rt. 2, go to the traffic light at the Showcase Cinema, take a left onto Division Street (Rt. 401), follow to second traffic light, take right onto Post Road/Rt. 1. The Greenwich Club, 5426 Post Road is on your left.
From the North: Take 95 South to Exit 9 (Rt. 4 South). Take the first exit which will bring you to Rt. 401 (E. Greenwich/Division St.). At the end of the exit ramp facing straight, take a right turn onto Division Street. Continue to follow above directions once on Division Street.
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The Greenwich Club is the location for the RI Sewing Network which is a group of sewing enthusiasts who meet six times a year and also plan a trip to NY’s garment/fabric district. Anyone interested in a membership in the network can contact Sheila Vargas 401-253-3388 for more information