Go at Your Own Pace! - “To Cut the Perfect Shape: The fundamentals of cutting and fitting to the figure"
Eighteenth century mantua-makers produced most women's fitted gowns and jackets by cutting and fitting to the body. One method used in the period was to cut a lining to the figure which could then be used to inform the shape of the desired gown.
In this workshop participants will:
- Learn the foundational principles of cutting to the figure.
- Practice the process of cutting and fitting shapes on their half sized mannequin (in stays) to deepen their understanding of how to think like a mantua-maker.
- Focus on English and English Colonial construction based on extant documents with a British or Early American provenance.
- Complete five pre-recorded units of study during the 6 months course access is available.
- Introduction & Prepatory Homework - available immediately
- Unit 1 - Open Front (Backs and Fronts)
- Unit 2 - Closed Front (Backs and Fronts)
- Unit 3 - Side Seams and Waistlines
- Unit 4 - Sleeves
- Unit 5 - Truing up and Preparing Shapes for Use
Workshop Cost: $95 includes five units of pre-recorded instruction, two options for virtual Live Q&A session, and 6 months of access to the course.
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