Create a Cape Class

Design your own cape in our Create a Cape Class series. Under the supervision of Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston, you will learn how to design, draft, sew and decorate a lined circle or a-line cape. Arm slits, pockets, collars, hoods and closures are all design features you can add. Here is your opportunity to make a luxurious one of a kind cape to keep you warm this winter.

Basic sewing skills are required to take this class. If you need an introductory sewing lesson or a refresher class, please contact FACTS and a private lesson can be arranged.

When: Saturdays 1pm to 4pm October 17th to November 21st
Where: FACTS Gallery & Creative Space, 441 Queen St., Blyth
Workshop Cost: $300
Materials Cost: Fabric, trim and notions can be purchased from FACTS or you can provide your own

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Kathy White

Have you ever wanted to design your own clothing? Now is your chance with our Create a Cape Class. Choose your own design, fabrics, trims and details and build a one-of-a-kind cape to suit your style. Whether you want a historic look, something for the holidays or a sleeker, contemporary style, instructor Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston will guide you through creating your very own unique garment.

During this class series you will learn how to design and draft patterns for circle and a-line capes. Design details such as collars, hoods, arm slits, pockets and closures will be included in your pattern development. Appropriate fabrics, linings, notions and trims will be discussed and then you will have the opportunity to make the design choices for your own personal cape.
Jennifer will offer step by step instructions and demonstrate different techniques related to cape design and construction so that you fully understand how a cape is created from start to finish.

Basic sewing machine skills are required for this class. If you need an introductory sewing lesson or a refresher class, please contact FACTS and a private lesson with Jennifer can be arranged.

Sewing machines will be provided at the studio for this class, along with all other basic supplies required. You are welcome to bring your own machine if you prefer, as well as your own fabric and paper scissors.

Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston is a costume designer with over 25 years experiences. She has designed over 200 shows across Ontario and has been part-time faculty at York Theatre and Dance Faculties, Ryerson School of Performance and the Ryerson School of Fashion. She has taught classes in costume design, fashion design, pattern drafting, draping, millinery, corsetry, accessories, dyeing and fabric modification. Jennifer is the owner of Pick a Posie Costume Shop and the Fashion Arts & Creative Textiles Studio in Blyth.

When: Saturdays 1pm to 4pm October 17th to November 21st
Where: FACTS Gallery & Creative Space, 441 Queen St., Blyth
Workshop Cost: $300
Materials Cost: Fabric, trim and notions can be purchased from FACTS or you can provide your own

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