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Sarah Veblen - Hands On Knits (Sewing Class Review)
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Posted by: NancyGT
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Posted on: 7/30/07 1:39 PM
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I've taken Sarah's classes on-line with PR and benefittedf rom her retreat in Virginia. During my first class, I was introduced into basic slopers with a woven fabric. This class "GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH KNITS" was a 3-day class on knits. Sarah covered many of the topics that she covered in the PR online class (she gave lessons in the mornings and we sewed in the afternoon (and evening!)). It was fabulous to feel the different fabrics from her personal closet and her fabric stash (ohmigod! wow!). We learned to recognize different knit fabrics and knit the stretch/recovery and how those factors are applied to the construction of garments. The exciting bit? I left with 3 garments! How often does that happen in a weekend? And they fit! And they look like something one would expect in a store. Sarah graciously let us benefit from her purchases of trim and elastic/ snaps so we could finish things.. and thread. She gave us to many tips in her lessons and in one-on-one conversations. Fabulous. I can only recommend this highly. She is also the most gracious, fun, down to earth, laid back and gentle intructor. If I had a teacher like this in high school or college, I would probably be able to speak french! Her teaching skills make learning fun. We all made at least one garment, many of us make several. They garments ranged from a basic pattern (fit to each individual), to a turtleneck, to a halter top. All in knit! Whew. I hated to leave and I am wearing one of the tops as I write this.
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Peggy L said...
That sounds like w wonderful experience. Lucky you!
7/31/07 7:09 AM
Henrietta Talfourd-Jones said...
I was at that class also (I'm the one wearing the coral). I have to totally agree with Nancy, Sarah really is a wonderful teacher (but also a great friend). I went into this class with so much apprehension, but came home with a different view. If you get the chance to take this class TAKE IT.
7/31/07 8:39 AM
sarahb said...
i would love to take one of her classes in person too, as I have taken her online classes and really enjoyed them. thanks for the review. :-)
7/31/07 9:14 AM
Mufffet said...
Sounds like an excellent class!
7/31/07 11:56 AM
Lynn M said...
Nice review. Those of us on the West Coast can't attend Sarah's classes in Maryland, but we do get to hear her lecture if we take classes at Canada College in Redwood City, CA. I agree - she's fabuloso!
8/5/07 10:44 AM
Robin Denning said...
Oh, I am so glad to see a review of this class. I keep an eye on her website and I just keep waiting until I can fit one into my schedule. I also take Sarah's classes online and I am just close enough to take private lessons. I get together with her about once a month for a couple hours. In addition to fitting a muslin, she explains the concepts behind the pattern adjustments. Also, she is full of tips and tricks. My sewing has expanded by leaps and bounds since I've studied with Sarah. Nice review and you ladies all look so nice in your well-fitting knit tops!
8/17/07 9:09 PM
nancy2001 said...
I'm taking Sarah's online bodice fitting class right now, and I agree she's a fabulous instructor!
3/2/12 9:28 AM

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