Private Lessons are available to sewing and clothing enthusiasts who are committed to growing their skill set and want personalized instruction in their unique areas of interest, and want to build their confidence and abilities at a faster, more individualized pace. With private lessons, you get to set your own pace and schedule, and I will consult with you to help create plan or set of lessons that is right for you and is focused on what you want to learn. Scroll below to learn more about the types of lessons I do, and see what kinds of topics other sewists have tackled in their lessons.
Private Patternmaking Lessons with Andrea Eastin
Private Patternmaking Lessons with Andrea Eastin
Learning how to design and draft your own sewing patterns is the next step in advancing your skill in sewing or fashion design. If you really want to learn how to make your own designs for the garment a reality, pattern making is the technical skill you need to learn.
In my private pattern making lessons, we start by learning how to measure the body to create your first 5 blocks, some call them slopers, or base patterns. These 5 patterns, the front, the back, the sleeve, and the front and back skirt, are used to draft all subsequent designs moving forward. A good base, made to your measurements, will create a better fit. And should you fall in love with pattern making, you will learn how to draft your own custom patterns from the 3 main principles - dart, fullness, and contour.
During your lessons, you will learn how to draft the basic blocks to create your own pattern from sketch to sew, create style lines for a custom design, and how to use your blocks to work with the fit of commercial patterns. Pattern making is a skill set that is acquired with time and effort and practice, so expect an investment of time and self study in addition to your lessons.
Lessons are $85 for one hour, Fair Fit Studio supplies all the rulers and tools you'll need for your patterns.
When you register, I will be in contact with you to set up your first lesson and will send you a link to my calendar to schedule your lesson.
Terms and Conditions for Private Lessons: Before purchasing, please confirm that you can can attend lessons during the hours I have dedicated to lessons.
- Mondays 3 PM to 7 PM
- Tuesdays 3 PM to 8 PM
- Wednesdays 2 PM to 5 PM
- Thursdays 3 PM to 8 PM
Upon purchasing, you will be emailed a link to my online calendar to schedule. My calendar fills on a first come first serve basis, and it is highly encouraged that you book as soon as possible. Also, please only select a time in which you know you can come- cancellations within 2 days of your lesson will not be rescheduled or refunded. Lessons purchased must be scheduled within 3 months of purchase. After that, there are no refunds or exchanges.
4 great ideas for private lessons
If you are unhappy with the way patterns fit, which, honestly I haven’t met someone who ever sewed a pattern perfectly right out of the envelope, and want to learn how to make your own, private lessons are the best way to address your particular ideas and questions. I can teach you how to draft the basic blocks, create style lines an custom design, and how to use your blocks to create custom patterns. Pattern making is a skill set that is acquired with time and effort and practice, so expect an investment of time and self study, but the results make your investment so worthwhile.
Are you interested in the fashion industry, and want to learn how to make clothing and draft patterns, but don’t necessarily want to go to college full time? Private lessons are a great alternative to full time or part time schooling, and can give you the opportunity to explore design and conceptual concepts to clothing on a flexible schedule. You get to learn at your pace, and I can design lessons based on your pace and core concepts that you want to learn. This is also a great idea for clothing entrepreneurs who need the extra support and skills to apply their ideas to actual, wearable designs.
Have you considered making a wardrobe for yourself that’s all your own and made by your own hand? You'll learn how to customize the colors, cloth, and create clothing that suits your individual needs. You will have pieces that you wear again and again, and patterns to make in a different fabric or color. Together, we can identify core patterns and looks that you love, and make a plan for you to create them. From there, fabric choice and construction is taught, and you will learn how to make your favorite pieces on your own while learning concepts of fashion design and how they apply to your lifestyle.
Got special pieces that you have been dying to sew, but have no idea where to begin? This option is great for sewists who want to learn how to make their garments and really learn a professional sewing process. And it also works for wardrobe builders who want to tackle ready to wear staples that might be intimidating to start all on your own.