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Wardrobe Essentials


Athleisure is activewear garments which are technical enough for your sporty workouts yet comfy enough for everyday relaxing. In this class you'll get the fit to suit your shape for a comfortable workout. Try a racerback top or add a tummy skimming layered tank for more modesty. Sew it up with stretch fabric techniques on your sewing machine, serger or coverstitch!

Cost: $ 150.00
Athleisure is activewear garments which are technical enough for your sporty workouts yet comfy enough for everyday relaxing. Take these pants one step further with contrast panels, wide or narow waistbands and the leg width style to suit you. We will customize your pattern for the perfect fit, then sew it up with stretch fabric techniques on your sewing machine, serger or coverstitch machine.

Cost: $ 150.00
Is your favourite garment wearing out and you don?t have the pattern? Learn professional techniques to trace a pattern from a garment, then refine the fit or add some growing room. This technique is suitable for any type of garment ? blouses, jackets, pants and even kids clothes.

Cost: $ 60.00
In this hands-on workshop you will learn to identify the fitting problems and how to solve them. Ron will show how to correct fitting problems regarding sloping and square shoulders, large bust, high and low bust, removal of a bust dart, broad and round upper back, sway back or down-sloping back waistline, large upper arm, tight armholes, flat seat and many more.

Cost: $ 165.00
Jump right in to the fun of pattern design. In the garment industry new styles are rarely developed from a sloper but are developed from existing styles. We will cover the principles of pattern design as we draft and sew three knit tops based on your favourite T-shirt pattern.

Cost: $ 175.00
In this workshop you'll learn how to do a rounded curved patch pocket with a flap, lined patch pocket, invisible patch pocket and double welt pocket! Master sewing curved patch pockets that will give you results with smooth curved edges that will be uniform on both edges, PLUS one of Ron's very own unique techniques!

Cost: $ 135.00
Three days with Ron Collins and the ultimate sewing retreat. Is fitting your nemesis? Bring your favorite patterns and muslins to uncover tips and techniques for fitting. Go home with patterns altered just for you. Is it time to liberate some of those fabrics you are afraid to cut into? With Ron by your side and you working on whatever you want, he will teach you some time saving techniques for professional looking results. It's time for you to come and relaxed and have a great time, bring any sewing project your heart desires and Ron will help you overcome those trouble spots in fit and construction. Get ready to sew!

Cost: $ 350.00
Three days with Ron Collins and the ultimate sewing retreat. Is fitting your nemesis? Bring your favorite patterns and muslins to uncover tips and techniques for fitting. Go home with patterns altered just for you. Is it time to liberate some of those fabrics you are afraid to cut into? With Ron by your side and you working on whatever you want, he will teach you some time saving techniques for professional looking results. It's time for you to come and relaxed and have a great time, bring any sewing project your heart desires and Ron will help you overcome those trouble spots in fit and construction. Get ready to sew!

Cost: $ 350.00
Having a hard time with your zipper? Centered zipper, fly front, lapped zipper, exposed zipper pocket and invisible zipper: these five zipper techniques are a must for any clothes construction. Learn the centered zipper with a fool proof technique that will never shift again when inserting it!

Cost: $ 135.00
FOUR days with Ron for your ultimate jean fitting and construction workshop! Begin by trying on jeans Ron has sewn to identify fitting problems. Ron will give you the necessary alterations for your pattern and away you go! Learn how to sew a hidden stay front to create a smooth and clean silhouette, how sew the world's best fly zipper technique, tricks for topstitching, bar tacking, belt loops, and MORE with Ron!

Cost: $ 435.00
A timeless classic, great long term investment piece and a wardrobe essential! Why? It goes with just about everything, from dresses to skirts to pants and even jeans. The comfortable jean jacket is the perfect transition piece come spring or fall. This is an intermediate class to boost your sewing skills.

Cost: $ 99.00
Uncover great techniques for this knit know-how-to workshop. Ron will cover tips on layout, marking, cutting, interfacing, thread and appropriate needle sizes and types. Followed by a hands-on segment on making samples on seam and hem finishes, stabilizing darts, necklines and shoulder seams; plus cool seam finishes for armholes and necklines, closures and more (all samples that you take home)! Learn how to use a twin needle for decorative seams and hem along with techniques from ready-to-wear. Come learn how to sew the fabric of choice for most people....comfortable to wear, great for traveling, a great staple in your wardrobe!

Cost: $ 135.00