Friday, 26 September 2008

10 weeks

I just started a sewing class at a community center. I didn't know but community center rhymes with omg-are-you-kidding-me-2$-an-hour-for-the-most-wonderful-teacher-ever!!!!! Obviously, it's a deal that I couldn't refuse. The teacher is a costume designer for tv productions, films and theater plays....and he wears high heels!!! Well, it was to be expected from a community center in the Montreal gay village! But that's a detail!

For the next 10 weeks, I have to bring pictures of designs that I like, create the patterns and sew until I get the teacher's approval ;) To start my creative process (um...and spending money process) I ordered a japanese book called Stylish Dress. Until I receive it, I need a project for the next class or two. I could maybe work on a little vest...something in tweed or in wool plaid!

13 comments:

Ulla V. said...

Lucky, lucky you, Claudia!! This sounds absolutely wonderful...and the teacher - wouw!! Isn't he amazing and a great inspiration?

I can't wait to see what you make in the next 10 weeks. Hopefully you will not have to wear high heels while you are at the class sewing ;0))

Mon Petit Lapin said...

You're kidding me? This is exactly the book I have been pondering about the last week! You must MUST let me now how it is in real life! And whether you can make your way through the Japanese instructions. I also saw you just ordered the year of mornings book too (another on my 'I really want' list) I am so jealous of you right now! Enjoy your sewing class.

Ali said...

I have that book, but I am totally intimidated by it (gorgeous though the images are). Hey, perhaps you can do a step by step sew along for me to copy. Because fab classes like yours are thin on the ground over here.

Di said...

Oh my gosh! I can't wait to see what you create - I always think that your clothing/toys are amazing!! I also can't wait to hear how much fun the classes are!

Liz said...

I am green with envy. On my little island I don't have access to classes like that - it sounds incredible. I love the idea of creating your own patterns - and to get such an amazing teacher. I hope you enjoy every minute!

Stephanie said...

Clo,
The picture of the old sewing machine is fantastic. Good for you and I hope you have lots of fun.

ingrid said...

Aw, I am so jealous! And that book looks amazing. I'm excited to see what you create!

painted fish studio said...

oh, how awesome! your instructor sounds fabulous. i hope you make lots and lots of gorgeous dresses! i've had mixed success with community ed classes, but the price is always affordable.

Jackie said...

Looking forward to your talents being kicked up a notch! I'm envisioning a future career change, Claudia Fashion Designer.

Naomi said...

Thanks for the well wishes Claudia, we're very excited. I really need to get one of those Japanese pattern books one of these days. They look so beautiful. I hope you have a lot of fun in your class!

two hippos said...

what a wonderful 10 weeks! Have lots of fun and do post what you have made too.

melinda said...

woohoo for you!
I learned to sew when I was nine at a treadle sewing machine(my Mom was amazingly patient...)and I'm not sure I would have the patience as an adult to learn, but it sounds like you have the dream teacher!
a wee suggestion, a fitted vest may not be the best first project for you, perhaps a loosely gathered top or tunic sort of thing would be better...or ignore me and just have a great time learning! :-)

iknitipurl said...

That sounds so awesome. I really wish we had something like that going on where I live, but it's dudsville out here! I can't wait to see the process, it sounds very interesting.