Special Event with Anne Whalley
Grab & Go Creative Dress Pattern Workshop with Anne Whalley
SATURDAY, MAY 11, 10 AM to 4 PM
SUNDAY, MAY 12, 11 AM – 5 PM
Learn how to design and create the dress you want to wear with Australia’s Pattern Whisperer Anne Whalley. You’ll have options. Choose to have sleeves or go sleeveless. Or Add a belt. Or color block your dress.
What you will need to bring:
- Dress fabric: 3 yards x 45″ wide or 2.5 yards x 60″ wide. This fabric yardage is based on a 38″ back length—and will be enough for the optional long sleeves and a belt. For a longer dress, add 1/2 yard. Suggested fabrics include:
- Wovens: lightweight denim, tencel, polyester with small horizontal stretch, rayon
- Knits: stretch velvet, stretch jersey, ponte, thick scuba, light weight scuba
- Optional contrast fabric for color blocked dress (above right): 1.25 yards x 45″ or 60″ wide. For a longer dress, add 1/4 yard.
- Scissors, pins, marking tools, sewing machine*, general sewing supplies
Irons and ironing boards will be provided.
Workshop FEE: $80 ASG / $100 Non-ASG
Includes light lunch and dress pattern – exclusive to the class ($30 value)
ASG Members: Please log in.
Registration opens to the public Saturday, April 20
I was drawn into fashion at an early age. When I started working I found it more gratifying to make Vogue clothes than to buy them retail. This allowed my creative juices to flow experimenting with colours, patterns & textiles. Making my own clothes styled by some of the best designers in the world allowed me the freedom to make clothes that not only fitted me but also looked great.
I have been creating “new wardrobes” since my early 20’s. One such early collection happened to turn the head of the man I was to marry. That was unexpected and has been a good decision for nearly 30+ years with two grown up children.
After many years of learning, through trial and error, I found I needed the help of experts to help solve some of my fashion questions. So I took up formal studies at the Melbourne College of Textiles & Fashion Design in 1984. I found that being under the guidance and watchful eye of experts very fulfilling & rewarding. This opened my eyes to a more structured approach of finding fashion. I could now continue my adventure in fashion design with new eyes & a sense of what works and what doesn’t.
So for nearly three decades I have continued to find fulfillment in helping people find outfits for special events, wardrobe makeovers, creating & making stylish clothes for myself & family.
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