Kathy Ruddy an international sewing celebrity, educator, pattern designer, serging and fitting expert is celebrating 52 years in this industry she loves. This star of 10 serger and sewing videos and author of 12 serger and sewing booklets has produced nine 3 Ways to Learn CD’s. Her fresh, fun classes are brimming with ideas and surprises. For more inspiration from Kathy Ruddy, go to www.KathyRuddy.com or www.Craftsy.com
Sew to Look Slim: Knits, Slinkys & Stretch Wovens
Knit and woven fabrics that stretch make sewing and fitting easier. Learn how to pick the right patterns and adjust the fit to adapt to the stretch factor. See how to seam and control distortion, when to interface, add details, finish edges and hems.
Room 104 – Fri 10:30
Sew to Look Slim: Short Jacket/Long Top
A well-shaped jacket, constructed with proper interfacing or underlining, can perk up droopy shoulders and minimize disproportionately large arms, bust and/or hips. Explore which patterns and fabric to choose and how to use interfacing, underlining and shoulder shaping. Learn about sleeve installation, lining and hemming. Plus, discover a fantastic way to finish the neck and armhole of a top to eliminate gaps — and really fit the curvy figure.
Room 104 – Fri 12:30
Sew To Look Slim Pants
Sew to Look Slim: Pants
Learn a breakthrough drafting technique to solve the problem for pants that fit too loose in the seat or thigh! Also, discover the tricks of successful ready to wear brands like “Not Your Daughters Jeans” that use construction and detailing techniques to fool the eye and give you a super slimming effect. Find out how to choose fabrics that flatter and new construction techniques for pockets, zippers and contour waistband.
Room 104 – Fri 2:30
Sew to Look Slim Couture Style
Sew to Look Slim: Couture Style
Want to look slimmer and bump up your wardrobe at the same time? Kathy shows how the right style and fit can take 10 or more pounds off of the way you look. Learn to camouflage your weak points while sewing a couture wardrobe that fits. Kathy reveals look good and feel good styles as she models designs from her own wardrobe and features a copy from Chico’s “So Slimming” collection. Once you learn the tools and techniques, you’ll want to slim down your couture closet today!
Fashion Arts Stage – Fri 4:30 . Sat 9:30
Pattern Drafting From Favorite Garments
Pattern Drafting From Favourite Garments
Bring to class, garments you want to copy and see how Kathy copies the pattern using selected garments (maybe yours!). Learn her rules for copying clothes and how to recreate details like sleeves, darts, seams and gathers for a whole new wardrobe — inspired by your favourite looks. This technique makes the sewing experience smoother and more gratifying, as you easily recreate favourite elements of your wardrobe in your own fusion of styles and fabrics.
Room 104 – Sat 11:30
If you have a serger and barely use it or want to use it with greater proficiency, then it’s time to get to know how your serger operates from the inside out. Learn all about burrs, how width is used to improve stitches and how to create a perfect balanced-tension control strip to use for each new fabric and thread. Discover a sequential tension formula that works on any serger model and all thread types. See a five-minute serger pocket that can be added to any pattern. Valuable must-have information for every serger owner or prospective owner!
Room 104 – Sat 4:30
Class registration will begin in Spring 2014. Watch for updates here on our blog for when brochure details become available and registration begins. www.creativfestival.ca