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Sew Successfully Retreat

March 27, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Join Rae and Carrie for expert guidance on this sewing retreat for beginner to advanced sewists.  Let us inspire your creativity on a project of your choosing!  Plus, you’ll enjoy the fun of working in a community of fellow sewists in a beautiful space!  We will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to provide individualized help toward success on your sewing projects.  This may include assistance with:

  • Fitting Fit for Art’s patterns beginning from our fit samples or from the mock-up or garment you bring with you;
  • Making pattern adjustments for fit;
  • Modifying a Fit for Art jacket, knit or pants pattern for Variations or Details;
  • Planning a coordinated travel or everyday wardrobe;
  • Working with fabric in your stash, such as developing a mixed fiber garment;
  • Planning and making a more complex wearable art garment;
  • Trying a project featured in a Sew! Let’s Get Dressed blog post;
  • Or whatever sewing project you are dreaming about!

Special Project!  Make a Painted Knit Tabula Rasa Top.  You may have seen recent blog posts about our experiments with painting knit fabrics for a Tabula Rasa Tee or Tunic.  We are loving this new liquid paint on knit fabrics!  So you can enjoy it too, we will set up a painting center for your experiments and, if you’d like, to create your own Painted Knit TRK top.

The fee is $140 per day for 2 to 4 days and $130 per day for all 5 days.  The fee includes complimentary parking, a buffet lunch with lots of choices, and ample snacks and beverages each day.  Fit for Art will provide a sewing table for each participant (which can be left set up day-to-day) plus: cutting tables, ironing stations, serger, pattern paper, pattern drafting tools, and the Tabula Rasa Jacket and Eureka! Pants that Fit fitting shells.  Bring your own sewing machine, serger if desired, basic sewing and cutting tools, patterns, fabric, thread and notions for your projects.  We will also have Fit for Art’s patterns, tools and select fabrics (including solid rayon/spandex knits for painting) available for purchase.

Location: Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum Maryland (right by the Baltimore Washington International Airport). This lovely facility is easily accessible from the airport, train, light rail, or MARC.  In fact, if you stay overnight at the MCC, they will provide free shuttle service to the BWI Airport or Amtrack station.  Rooms are available at the rate of $159 per night for a single or $204 for a double, plus state and local taxes.  Room rate includes both breakfast and dinner in the conference center dining room and access to recreational facilities on the grounds.  Make overnight reservations directly with MCC at this link or by calling 866-900-3517 by February 28, 2019.  Request the Fit for Art Patterns block of rooms.

Download a description of the retreat and Retreat registration form.  Please mail the registration form with $140.00 non-refundable deposit to Fit for Art Patterns, 507 Anneslie Rd., Baltimore, MD 21212 to secure your space.  Final payment is due by February 28, 2018.  Please contact us with questions or to request a registration form by mail.


March 27, 2019
March 31, 2019
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Fit for Art Patterns
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Maritime Conference Center
692 Maritime Boulevard
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 United States
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