In this pop-up workshop, we'll focus on the design details that give garments personality and charm. Add pleats to the front of a shirt to give it that crisp tuxedo look; attach ruffles to the bottom hem of a skirt for a flirty frill; embellish a neckline with a flounce for a fun update. Personalize your store-bought pattern at this hands-on workshop. Heather will walk you through how to manipulate your pattern and add these details, and you'll leave with patterns and sewn samples for your reference library. A pattern piece, paper and muslin will be provided. Prior experience working with store-bought patterns is required.
Heather Habig is a San Francisco-based clothing designer, seamstress and educator. She has a decade of experience in the fashion industry at every level, from a small local boutique to a large corporation. Currently, she teaches patternmaking at Apparel Arts in San Francisco. She also runs her own small business called Heather Who, where she makes limited-edition ready-to-wear apparel in addition to custom clothing for private clients. Heather's love of vintage style and quality are apparent in every garment she creates for her customers.
When & Where
A San Francisco landmark since 1952, Britex is a must-visit for designers, sewers, do-it-yourself-ers and anyone seeking creative inspiration. The four-story, family-run store contains fabrics, laces, ribbons, notions and buttons from around the world.
With our workshops and tours, we hope to encourage our local makers to make well and be proud of their designs. It is also our goal to be a point of social connection and educational resource for San Francisco Bay Area designers, businesses and fabric lovers.