Join us in welcoming fiber artist Sonya Philip as she shares her passion for sewing! Her project 100 Acts of Sewing, a personal challenge to sew one hundred dresses in a year, also aims to reacquaint people with the skills required to make clothing. In this full day workshop at SCRAP learn to make a simple, sleeveless A-line shift dress. It’s just four seams and a hem! The neck and armholes are finished with a simple bias tape facing, and pockets are added both for flair and utility. In this class students will learn how to cut pattern pieces, finish seams, make bias tape, and top stitch patch pockets. Choose your fabric and supplies at SCRAP or bring your own yardage. The pattern, in six sizes, will be provided to trace and take home. This is not a beginning sewing class, you will need to have some previous experience using a sewing machine. Please bring a sewing machine if you have one and if you do not we will have a couple available for use.
Sonya Philip has always made things. It’s the way things were done in her family. She was encouraged by her parents to truly look at things and instilled a love for the handmade. As a self-taught artist, she enjoys the freedom of exploring and stretching mediums. Her latest project, 100 Acts of Sewing will continue with a series of exhibits and workshops around the country from 2012 through 2013. Sonya lives in San Francisco with her family. www.sonyaphilip.com