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    Renaissance Faire Bodice Drafting and Fitting 2-Day Sewing Workshop

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    Calling all Renaissance Faire creatives!! 🏹🕯️🎠⚔ We ask you to picture your ideal Ren Faire outfit... dream of the fey, the artists, the knights, and YOU, twirling about them in a look that's just right... Now let us guess: it's complete with a perfectly-fitted bodice, isn't it? Come to SCRAP for a 2-day weekend workshop, where incredible instructor and Ren Faire aficionado Kate will teach you how to create your own perfect pattern for a custom bodice, and then lead you through each step of its creation, including sewing, inserting boning, grommet setting, lacing, and detailing. 

    In this class we will take our measurements and using a free generator, draft a classic conical bodice block. From there the instructor will guide students through how to turn that block into a working pattern, create a baste-on lacing strip to save time and materials, sew up and fit a first draft of a lightly boned, Renaissance-stays-inspired bodice, and make alterations to improve and customize the style and fit!

    Competent sewists may even create a finished bodice by the end of the two-day workshop, but students of all working speeds will walk away with a fitted mockup, and the materials to create a finished bodice for their Ren Faire garb, or whatever dress-up they may delight in!


    This project takes about 10 total hours to complete; each day of this 2-day workshop is 5 hours long (12pm-5pm), with 2 30-minute breaks throughout each session.

    All tools and materials provided. Students are free to bring their own sewing machines, if desired.

    Recommended to sewists who feel comfortable operating a sewing machine and have a few projects under their belt. Students are expected to know how to load bobbins, thread machines, troubleshoot jams, and are familiar with terms like "back stitch" and "1/4" seam allowance." Ages 16+.

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    All event ticket sales are final and non-refundable. If you cannot make it to the event, please feel free to send a friend in your place. If you are unable to do that, we still cannot refund your ticket, but you could think of your payment as supporting our SCRAPpy little creative reuse non-profit! We appreciate your support and understanding!