INTENSIVE SWIMWEAR WORKSHOP SATURDAY JUNE 13TH, 10AM-6PM
During this workshop you will learn the construction of simple swimwear (women swimsuits and bikinis).
We will work with size 10 pattern blocks, and you will be introduced to pattern manipulation, sewing, and awesome finishing techniques to create simple swimwear lined designs in lycra.
You will learn how to scale a pattern, how to transform it to your size and desired design. You will be introduced to the overlock machine, and will learn how to use it.
You will make your own custom pattern, and sew your project: a custom piece of swimwear made by you.
After the workshop, you will be able to design and make your own bikinis and swimsuits.
LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE (You must be familiar with the sewing machine, and able to thread it and stitch normal and zigzag stitch). If you're a beginner, we recommend you too take our beginners course (book here) and after taking that class you'll be set to join our swimwear workshop.
8 hours of hands on, practical classes with Elisa Bozzolini, our Founder and Creative director. Our lasses are held in small groups to make sure that the teaching is custom made to your needs. This workshop is held at Despuig58 store, in Santa Catalina, Palma.
The use of our sewing machines & serger. You are very welcome to bring your own sewing machine so that you can practice on it. Otherwise, please bear in mind that some of the overlock machines will be shared.
Size 10 pattern blocks for you to trace, pattern making paper + sewing accessories
Vegan brunch (please let us know if you have specific requirements/allergies and we'll be happy to accommodate your requests).
What is not included:
Threads of a specific colour: we are happy to provide directions of haberdasheries and fabric shops under request.
During the class, we will also create a useful booklet, for you to have all the finishing techniques handy when you make your custom swimwear at home so that you're an independent swimwear maker.
You will leave the workshop with
New professional skills
Pattern blocks of your size
A swimwear piece (swimsuit or bikini) made by you
and ready to create your unique swimwear
Elisa Bozzolini, Founder and Creative Director at Sunvibes
“I started sewing by the age of 6, with my great grand mother, and after that I studied fashion design and pattern making in Barcelona at ES Felicidad Duce, Swimwear making in London at Central Saint Martins, and learnt dress making in Italy with a Master Artisan.
I design and make each Sunvibes piece at my island studio in Palma, a little boho paradise, filled with fabrics, mood boards and sketches.
I have the modern bohemian globetrotter in mind when it comes to create, and I also love sharing my skills with passionate fellow makers and creatives."
Please note that In order for the course to take place, we require a minimum number of students. Otherwise, it will be canceled and the student will have the option of enrolling in another course (provided there are free places) or a 100% refund.