The teacher is Rickard Lindqvist, a local designer specializing in tailored styles with innovative cuts. The first day we learned how to make patterns out of finished garments and how to grade them in different sizes. I traced one of his pants from the spring/summer collection.
Day number two we used historical patterns from reference books and sewed up muslins. I did an evening gown based on a pattern from Madame Vionnet. This was also my first encounter with an industrial sewing machine – I was shocked by how fast they are, it was a rather scary experience if you ask me, but the other students praised the machines.
Today we have draped patterns straight on a dress form, another first for me. It was easier than I thought, but I still had to fiddle a lot to get the muslin pieces to look decent.
Now I have only two days left, and I feel a little sad thinking about it. Right now this feels like the best class I have ever taken, I don’t think I ever have learned so much in so little time before.