The Modern Maker

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The Modern Maker Masterclasses in Brooklyn, NY

 Back-stitching the side-back seam on a handsewn silk doublet.

Back-stitching the side-back seam on a handsewn silk doublet.

Good morning!

The masterclasses still have seats available. I  know a lot has been going on. But right now, I only have one student per week signed up. I will still teach these classes, and the students will have my undivided attention. It would still be great to have more than one person per week. When there are more people in the classes, more questions get asked and a higher level of learning can be achieved. 

Each class will take a trip to the NYC Garment district which I will personally lead. We will visit my favorite fabric  stores and notions suppliers. By the end of the week you should  have a completed (or nearly completed) wearable garment, all sewn by  hand. Yes, it is possible. In the weeks where we are making patterns, each day, we will make a complete garment pattern, including lining patterns and variations with the goal that by the end of the week, you have a complete set of patterns that work together for a variety of  ensembles. Most patterns will be made using The Modern Maker Vol. 2:  Pattern Manual 1580-1640. There will be at least two patterns which did  not appear in Vol. 2. 

Here  are the links for each class signup. Note, these classes take place in  my personal studio in Greenpoint Brooklyn, New York:

April 9-13: Pattern Making with the Bara System
http://themodernmaker.net/…/masterclass-1-april-9-13-patter…

April 16-20: Stays/Support Bodies and Hip Rolls
http://themodernmaker.net/…/masterclass-2-stays-and-hip-rol…

April 23-27: Breeches OR Skirts (student chooses one)
http://themodernmaker.net/…/masterclass-3-april-23-27-breec…

April 30-May 4: 1590's Kirtle Construction
http://themodernmaker.net/…/masterclass-4-kirtle-week-april…

May 7-11: Doublets (Student chooses man's or woman's)
http://themodernmaker.net/…/masterclass-5-doublets-menwomen…

May 14-18: Pattern Making with the Bara System (same as the first week)
http://themodernmaker.net/new-products/masterclass-6-pattern-making-with-the-bara-system-repeat-of-week-1-may-14-18-2018 

Allan Gnagy