Learn new fashion design details you can apply to any project alongside acclaimed sewing instructor Jacque Goldsmith. Add a chic touch to a blouse or skirt with a peekaboo slot seam. Use mesh inset seams for fashion-forward effects. Make design lines pop with piping or a welt. Create dramatic effects with color and texture blocking. Convert darts into tucks or pleats for more beautiful bodices, or even hide a pocket in a French dart! Sew pockets with a contrasting leather welt or a trendy window zipper. Create the perfect Petersham ribbon waistband for skirts and pants. Enhance stylish necklines with contrasting undercollars. Draft and construct Jacque's exclusive bow tie cuff design. Add a fabulous tulip flounce to a knit blouse. Easily create a striking scalloped hem with a full facing and much more. Elevate the allure of your garments with designer techniques!
Meet fashion designer Jacque Goldsmith and learn more about what your class covers. You'll be able to use these lessons as a reference manual, learning or reviewing techniques whenever you need them!
Give your seams some pizzazz! Jacque shows how a peekaboo slot seam can add interest to a blouse or skirt, while a touch of mesh can make your garments fashion-forward or help heavier fabrics hang more smoothly. Jacque demonstrates how to achieve both, then shows how to add piping or a welt to highlight your garment's design lines.
Don't throw away your selvages! You'll see them in a new light after Jacque explains how their stability can be useful and even beautiful in your sewing projects. You'll also learn how color and texture blocking can add drama to a garment and draw the eye, emphasizing or downplaying different areas of the body. Then see how to convert darts into tucks or pleats for a softer look on a bodice, or turn your facings to the outside for a fashionable accent.
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