Fashion design specialist, educator and author Connie Crawford will present a "Fitting and Designing for the Girls" workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Cole Complex on the campus of West Virginia State University.
Crawford will also discuss how to take a pattern and create designs from looking at a sketch or photograph, and encourages everyone to bring one design that they would like to learn how to make.
Registration for this event is $65 and participants need to bring a stapler, paper scissors, scotch tape and an 18-by-2inch gridded plastic ruler. Space is limited for the workshop so those interested are encouraged to register early.
Everyone in attendance will be fitted with a pre-made blouse pattern by Crawford and learn how to interchange various pattern pieces to make a blouse, vest, dress or jacket design in addition to other techniques. This pattern covers ladies in sizes 8-20 and 1X-6X.
Crawford is a licensed designer for the McCall Pattern Co., a member of the Sewing Hall of Fame and is president and CEO of Fashion Patterns by Coni. She is the author of sewing and pattern textbooks, including "A Guide to Fashion Sewing," "The Art of Fashion Draping" and "Patternmaking Made Easy."
For more information, or to register, call 304-206-2448, or emailNgai...@wvstateu.edu.