San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Intro into Sewing - Mina style! Circle Skirts and Pantaloons!
Always having to look online for circle skirts to add to that bedlah that you want to wear? Have a lovely top you just want a cute flirty skirt to go with it? Have a tribal outfit that you want to put pantaloons under? Or a shear skirt that you want to have something more sold under it to keep it more modest? How about wanting to learn to make comfy pants that you can lounge around the house in all day... Then this is the workshop series for you.
Learn to either make a Circle Skirt or Pantaloons/Comfy pants without a pattern in three easy 1 1/2 hour class sessions. (Must attend all three sessions)
Feb 10th: Class 1: Measuring / Drafting your pattern
Feb 17th: Class 2: Cutting and starting to sew
Feb 24th: Class 3: Finishing touches and embellishments.
What you will learn:
How to accurately measure yourself for your own Skirt/Pantaloon/Comfy pants pattern.
How to draft that own pattern.
How to set up your sewing machine, thread it, put a needle in and make a bobbin.
What stiches to use to make your skirt/pants, and why they are important to use.
How to correctly measure and add elastic to your pants/skirt.
you will need to bring:
+ 4-5 yards of fabric (at least 45inchs wide) for skirt or pants and an optional 2 yards of contrasting fabric for bottom of skirt (choose a fabric that is not slippery, a cotton or a crep back satin is perfect. do not pick a chifon, silk, flat satin or those types of fabrics as they will annoy you when you are just starting.)
+ a package of 1 or 1 1/2 inch non roll elastic for the waistband for both the skirt and pantalones, also with the pantaloons 1 package of 1/2 inch non roll elastic for ankles
+thread to match
+soft-tape measuring tape
I am offering a "Basic Kit" package for an extra fee. It will include 5 yards course muslin, 2 yard elastic, scissors, measuring tape, thread, and pins.
These beginners kits are basic low end kits but contain everything necessary for class without the hassle of shopping
Online version of this class will be offered after this session to let me work out the kinks of trying to teach this to someone online.
When & Where
Mina of Dalloua
Mina has been a student of dance and theatre since childhood. She studied ballet in her early years and had her first love affair with ethnic dance while in extensive programs such as Bharatanatyam (Classical East Indian dance) with Katherine Kunhiraman and Katakali with K.P Kunhiraman. In 1994 she began her study in Middle Eastern Dance and has since become an award-winning performer.
Mina studied with reknowned middle eastern dance instructor Isvari, whom she calls her mentor. Isvari taught classical Egyptian as well as the Folkloric and Fusion styles of the art form. From Isvari, Mina developed a deep appreciation not only for the classical styles of Middle Eastern dance, but also for the many different styles that can be found throughout that region, such as Tunisian and Turkish, as well as African. You can see these influences throughout the style Mina portrays though her performances and those of her students.
Mina has studied percussion in order to deepen her connection to the music in her dance. Through this study, she learned to perform to and interpret live music — a true test of the art form which has allowed Mina to develop an impressive resume of performances with some of Northern California’s best percussionists.
Mina has competed in many different competitions as a solo dancer as well as with her Troupe Dalloua Dance Company. She has judged the ”A Night in Casablanca” belly dance competition hosted by Sirens in Serenity.
Through her classical training and love of the dance, Mina has developed a unique style which combines these classical dance styles with a variety of modern theatrical styles. Her unique style and grace have charmed audiences throughout Northern California and can be seen performing though out the Bay area and Sacramento as well as from time to time out of the state. Please check the performance schedule for more information or contact her through Dalloua Dance Company.