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Class Reviews > Emma Seabrook Designer T Workshop

Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
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Posted by: Marie_P.

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Posted on: 4/9/08 10:09 PM
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I took this class earlier today at the Worcester Sewing Expo. I have yet to find a T-shirt pattern that fits properly so I was in desperate need of this class!

Emma had each student try on one of her shirts to get an idea of the pattern size. Her patterns are based on shoulder and bust measurement. Unfortunately the sizing wasn't very accurate as her shirt was tried on over the shirt I was wearing.

I chose a brown and white tropical print stretch fabric and cut out the fabric and pattern. The purpose of the class was to go through the fitting process, so the shoulder seams were stitched and then I put on the shirt so Emma could pin the sides.

The shoulders and bust fit very well however I needed to take in the sides a total of 4 inches. With the sides basted, I still felt that the mid-section was a bit loose so I will most likely add some darts to slim down the shirt a bit.

The pattern that was provided as part of the class also includes a cardigan. The pattern can be viewed at
Emma's web site.

I bought matching fabric and I'm going to make the cardigan as well. Emma was wearing a top and cardigan made from the same pattern and it looked absolutely beautiful.

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bluefly said... (4/10/08 5:07 PM) Reply
Another helpful review. I hope to take this class. I'll try to remember to wear a tank so hopefully I can get an accurate fit. It really is helpful when people post reviews of classes so we know what to expect.
PegL said... (4/10/08 12:19 PM) Reply
I've taken every class Emma teaches by attending Sewing Expos over the last few years. I've tried her patterns with some success -- fabric makes a huge difference in fit. Emma knows her knits! She's a very sweet lady too!
chelsy21 said... (4/10/08 9:55 AM) Reply
I've found that while Emma's shirt patterns are sized for smaller shoulders/larger busts, which is good, they are also sized for extra tummy which I don't have, so there is some side seams shaping to be done.
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