Instructor: Alexis De Villa
Saturday November 13, 10am-4pm
About this Workshop:
Work with knit fabrics and learn to make your own undergarment set! This project-based workshop will take you through the process of making your own undergarment set from start to finish. In the morning we will do body measurements and develop undergarment patterns from pattern blocks, pin and cut fabric and do some practice stitching. After a lunch break we will sew up an underwear set.
We will be covering the following techniques:
- Basic operations of our sewing machines & serger
- Best practices for knit fabrics
- How to measure your body
- How to develop undergarment patterns from pattern blocks to fit your body
- Best practices to pin & cut fabric
- The sewing sequence of undergarment construction
- How to press and finish off your project
Workshop Materials & Equipment:
All supplies are included:
- Domestic sewing machines and an industrial serger are used for this workshop
- A variety of bamboo knit fabrics
- Instructional Booklet
- Pattern blocks
- Rulers & french curves
- Pattern paper
- Measuring tape
Basic sewing machine operation experience. Totally new to sewing? Drop by our studio or send us an email to book a studio introduction. Or take a beginner class with us!
About the Instructor:
Hello! My name is Alexis De Villa (They/She/Sikato). I am a queer, female-presenting, Mad-identified, able-bodied, second-generation Pilipinx and Pangasinan settler residing in Amiskwacîwâskahikan, Treaty 6 territory, territory of the Papaschase, Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Blackfoot, Metis, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway / Saulteaux / Anishinaabe, Tsuutʼina, Inuit, and many others who have been colonially erased and ignored. Although my presence on this Land was a result of mass migration of my ancestors from the Philippines following the resource and material export by Canadian Mining and imperialism, I am still uninvited to this Land and must continue to stand with the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island. Their liberation is our liberation.
I have been working at Gather Textiles as a studio assistant since Spring of 2021 with hopes of sharing and exchanging different modes of knowledge around textiles, weaving, community, and community organizing within the Gather studio space and beyond. Being brought into a space of community textile arts, I am hopeful to combine intergenerational knowledge of community organizing with textiles to begin to break down access barriers that folks in Amiskwacîwâskahikan – folks that I have had the honor to know, love, and be connected– continue to experience. In other words, getting the materials into the hands of the community to create magic! It will be a learning process and my hope is to move through the process with care and compassion. Thank you for your patience ahead of time!
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