Learn to sew your own dress, starting with a simple, sleeveless A-line shift.
100 Acts of SewingKala Art Institute Gallery (2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA) Map it $90
In 100 Acts of Sewing, Sonya Philip explores making versus manufacturing. This personal challenge to sew one hundred dresses in a year, also aims to reacquaint people with the skills required to make clothing. Learn to sew your own dress, starting with a simple, sleeveless A-line shift. The neck and armholes are finished with a simple bias tape facing and pockets add flair and utility. In this class students will learn how to cut pattern pieces, finish seams, make bias tape, and top stitch patch pockets. The pattern, in six sizes, will be provided. This is not a beginning sewing class, you will need to have some previous experience using a sewing machine.
Sonya Philip has always made things. It's the way things were done in her family. Both parents encouraged her to truly look at things and instilled a love for the handmade. Sonya studied art and printmaking in high school with every intention of going to art school. Life intervened, as did other areas of fascination, eventually leading to an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. As a self-taught artist, she enjoys the freedom of exploring and stretching mediums. Sonya lives in San Francisco with her family. www.sonyaphilip.com