Custom Events

Design Your Own Workshop!

Fit for Art Patterns also offers classes, retreats and workshops featuring the Tabula Rasa Jacket, Eureka! Pants that Fit, Tabula Rasa Knit Tee & Tunic, and their variations. Your sewing or creative arts group or a local fabric or quilt store may be interested in sponsoring a Fit for Art event. We can provide anything from a half-day trunk show and inspirational talk to a multi-day retreat tailored to your needs. We can bring more than one instructor to accommodate larger groups.  We are delighted to provide you with available dates and current rates.

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Depending on the length of the session, location and your interests, a custom-designed class can include the following components:

Interactive Topics for Jackets and Knit Tops

  • Get personal fittings using Tabula Rasa Jacket fitting shells
  • Make fitting adjustments to the paper pattern
  • Mock up the pattern
  • Test fit by making a wearable mock-up
  • Sketch design possibilities
  • Choose fabrics and embellishments for artful versions of the pattern
  • Plan the jacket’s engineering, including inner supports, lining, closures and sewing techniques
  • Practice seam finishes
  • Practice hem finishing techniques
  • Make a quilted jacket technique sampler

Jacket/Top Lecture Topics

  • Any of the trunk shows described in Workshops and Classes
  • Choose interfacings and underlinings: what’s inside really counts
  • Plan for quilted jacket success: finding the right materials and adapting quilt patterns
  • Plan for handwoven jackets: tips for working with narrow and loosely woven fabrics
  • Plan successful structures for collage or other surface design techniques
  • Plan reversible jackets
  • Improve Comfort and ease of wear in jackets
  • Learn ironing techniques and garment care
  • Discover strategies for mixed fiber jackets
  • Sew drapey tops and jackets

Interactive Pants Topics

  • Get personal fittings using the Eureka! Pants that Fit fitting shells
  • Make fitting adjustments to the paper pattern
  • Mock up the pattern for fitting success
  • Discuss and choose among several waist finishes
  • Refine the fit by making a wearable mock-up
  • Become a Eureka! Pants Professional

Pants Lecture Topics

  • Find your pants heaven: What waist finish and placement is best for you?
  • Discover pants leg shapes and lengths that work best for you and your favorite shoes
  • Explore pockets for fashionable, comfortable and practical pants
  • Learn to “Fit to the Grid,” an overview of fitting Eureka! Pants that Fit