I’ve always sewed in a “traditional” way so far. I mean with pattern, tacking, a lot of patience but great final satisfactions! Some projects have really put my patience to the test and, from time to time, I need to relax myself with a sewing detox.
Despite I adore the “traditional sewing”, the idea of making sometimes something “lighter”, faster and little demanding has been flashing through my mind for a while. I tried it only once when I made the skirt for Giorgia as a Christmas gift.
For this reason, when on Facebook I saw the Making Fashion’s “MaxiPullèPiùCool” course at LabCafè (a cosy and nice coffee bar in Milan run by Veronica. I suggest you to visit and keep an eye on it, she always organise creative events and courses), I decided to try a different sewing night and I joined it!
Making Fashion is an idea of Alessandra Impalli, a fashion designer, cinema, tv, theatre and videoclip costume designer and fashion style coach (you’ve probably already seen Alessandra in her show Refashion on the Italian channel Real Time…here is her website). Since 2012 Alessandra has taught subversive seamstresses (oh yes, I really felt a subversive seamstress for a night…no pattern and no tackings, a huge happiness!) to sew a garment in 4 hours, in this case a maxi pullover. But also a longuette, a coat, a pair of trousers, a bomber and so on.
Her technique is very intuitive, instructions are clear (at the end of the course you have your vademecum to make the garment at home again) and Alessandra follows you in the making step by step. It’s also perfect for whom has never used a sewing machine before…you get to know “her” and you get out with a garment and a lot of will to try it again at home by yourself!
From my point of view it was interesting because it was my first experience with knit fabric …and I like the result. I’m going to sew another pull with my serger soon…Maxi pullover is a garment I wear a lot.
You can find Making Fashion courses in Rome and Milan. Here are next appointments in Rome:
Keep an eye on the Milan appointments on Facebook.
Instead I’ll let you know about my next handmade maxi pullovers soon!