Saturday, April 10, 2010

Meet Julie

Doesn't she look nice? I think so. Let me tell you how I came to find this lovely lady.

Being in my particular predicament I have been unable to get a job, go to school, etc. --which has led to me to seek out pattern making lessons.
I love clothes {obviously}. I thought, 'Hey, I have the time--why not see if I can find someone to teach me to make patterns?'. Then I searched.
And searched.
And searched.
Apparently if you'd like to learn how to sew there are several people out there who'd like to help you. But to learn pattern construction? Not so many.

Then I found Julie.
Hello expertise. Hello experience. Hello nice, friendly face. :)

Ms. Julie has mad skills. She taught pattern making for years & has made patterns for many designers. She took a few years off when she became a mommy and is now getting back into teaching. She plans to open up a shop in the future where you can learn to sew, pattern make, etc.--but for now she is teaching private lessons from her studio.

Yes, please.

Lucky little me found Julie & jumped on the opportunity.

I drug my swollen feet & tired self to her studio and have enjoyed every lesson! I am learning so much! I have completed Pattern Making 1 & plan to take Pattern Making 2 soon. She does group or private classes. The thing I love most about her is that you can choose what she teaches--you tell her what you want to learn/what your goals are & she will set up a class schedule catering to that. If anyone wants to take Pattern Making 2 with me {learning to make a dress!}, I would love it! You don't have to take Pattern Making 1 to take Pattern Making 2.

Here is my first completed top {side/back view}, it's a slouchy fitting tee, perfect for leggings and skinny jeans. It's not perfect because learning to use an overlock machine (aka serger) was no picnic. And don't judge the color, I just used left over fabric I had laying around.
If you are in SoCal & are interested in some sewing/pattern making type lessons you can find her here: Sewing Parlor.


Audrey {+} John said...

That sounds like fun! Good luck! I love patterns! Can't wait to see what you make!

Betty Tolman said...

Dear Mari,
I wish i was in SoCal with you. The things we could do together. I love the shirt! Super talent is what you have!

the organic kitchen said...

You are the bomb!

Brittany and Johnse said...

Mary I am SO impressed! That is amazing!!! You are so talented in everything you do!

Sabrina said...

i just bought a serger!!! it's still in the box because i have too many other projects i must complete before playing with it. please fly here for a visit, please please please PLEASE!!! next time J has a trip & i'm with the girls alone again, PLEASE. so like in June, K!?