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Introduction to Pattern Making With Nina Bagley

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Learn the lost art of patternamking in this introduction to flat patternmaking workshop. Along with learning how to draft your own patterns enabling you to create your own designs & samples, students learn how to measure the standard industrial mannequins, as well as measuring themselves for pattern drafting. In this workshop you will to develop basic slopers/blocks, which are the foundation for flat patternmaking & becomes the basis for developing various patterns, such as dresses, skirts tops, tunics and jackets. If you want to learn how to design your own cloths, and have basic sewing skills down, you can absolutely learn to draft your own patterns.

This workshop is the first in a series of pattern making workshops to be offered at the Cultural Arts Center. Students who attend this introduction will have a base of knowledge to lead them into other workshops including: Collars and Facings, Drafting a Sleeve Block, Drafting a Skirt Block, The Torso Block, Drafting a Pant Block, Grading Patterns and Fitting and Making Plus Size Patterns.

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About the Instructor.

Nina Matacia Bagley was born in 1961 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended a vocational high school from 1977 to 1979, majoring in pattern making and tailoring. During the summers while still in high school, as an intern, she experimented with fashion, making men's neckwear for local tailors.

After high school she took an internship in Palm Beach, Florida, with Countess Alexander's Couture House, working as an assistant to the pattern maker. Nina later attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She worked as an assistant designer while attending classes. After graduating, she took an apprentice job in the fur industry for one of the largest furriers, designing furs for Bill Blass, Scaasi, Alexander, and Fendi. Nina moved up to become head designer in 1987. She also worked nights and weekends in the fur industry designing for local furriers.

In 1991 Nina took a leave of absence from the fur industry and created Nina Matacia's Neckwear Designs in both New York City, and Ohio. Later, she lived in Lake Como, Italy, and worked to bring fabrics back to sell to her customers.

In 1998 Nina married Stephen Bagley and relocated to Columbus, Ohio, where she works as a freelancer. She taught pattern making at the Columbus Collage of Art and Design for five years. She also assists her students in finding jobs in the fashion world and also volunteers with Fashion Week Columbus, finding designers for the CMH show.

Currently, Nina is a full time certified beekeeper and teaches beekeeping in Ohio.

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Details and Specs

Event Date: Feb 23, 2013 11:00 PM - Feb 23, 2013 04:00 PM
Hours of Operation: Not Listed
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