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Design a Summer Skirt with Fashion Designer Jacquelyn Van Kampen; June 17 & 24


Instructor: Jacquelyn Van Kampen
Dates: Saturdays, June 17 & 24 (2 sessions)
Time: 10am-2pm/10am-4pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $150 + GST (fabric not included, must bring a sewing machine)

Course description by JVK: Ever wanted to make clothing tailored to your individual body shape? In this workshop you will learn how to take your own measurements and use them to draft a skirt pattern from scratch. We will go through the steps involved in turning your pattern into various types of skirts including pencil, a-line, gore, godet and pleated. At the end of this two part workshop you will not only have the skirt and pattern you made yourself, but you will also have the knowledge and skills to transform your pattern into a variety of different styles. Ultimately giving you endless opportunities to transform your wardrobe and use up some of that fabric stash.

Jacquelyn is a seamstress and fashion designer from Ontario. She first came to the North last summer as Haines Junction’s Artist in Residence. During the residency she created several garments inspired by the landscape using found materials including porcupine quills from roadkill and upcycling garments from the free store and goodwill. Jacquelyn has taught various workshops in pattern drafting and textile manipulation. She is passionate about all things handmade and loves to see folks get excited about creating their own clothing. She can’t wait to be back in The Yukon this summer to teach again with Arts Underground.

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