Turns out gut instincts work and I was blown away by his well prepared and informative talk. I live tweeted during the evening as @dressmakersbton on twitter with snippets from his talk but they just didn't do the evening justice. Luckily for us Ricky has posted his notes on his blog here! But be prepared for your mind to start buzzing with ideas and inspiration.
A few things I took away were:
- Don't judge a pattern by it's cover
- Make adaptations to the patterns to achieve a good fit and then keep that as your block
- Use that block to make detail adaptations to, different cuffs and collars etc...
This is what the evening looked like....
|Making a point!|
|Checking out finishes on shop bought garments|
|Sample garment which includes different pockets, belt loops and fly. A great way to test different techniques is putting them into a garment.|
|This jacket was a hoody pattern and adapted to a jacket. Lots of interesting details and a fabulous lining!|
Next meet up is on Monday 19th October, 6.30-8.30pm at The Marwood Coffee Shop, Brighton. Details to follow! See you then! Emma