It was awesome!
Last week Shingo Sato was teaching at Dutch Couture Academy in his famous TR pattern cutting techniques. It was AWESOME! So much we enjoyed dealing with a pattern out-of-the-box together.
You can look at such days in different ways:
- As a COURSE where you learn a new technique
- As a SOURCE OF INSPIRATION to create new designs yourself
- As a way to EXPAND your network
- As a way to be part of a COMMUNITY of ‘like-minded people’: all equally fond of our profession or hobby
- As a mini-holiday(especially if you choose to stay in a B&B or hotel to take a break from your normal routine so you can experience everything to the fullest)
The fact is, when we left there were some very happy participants returning home. Participants who IMMEDIATELY got to work at home with what they had learned!
The first two days were devoted to making a “Rose Corset”. Here we worked with moulage and TR Pattern cutting techniques and formed a rose from the cups of the corset. Ingenious. Surprising. And quite complicated!
Fortunately, Sato demonstrated everything clearly, so the result looked good to everyone. This is not for someone who wants quick results. There is just a lot of work in making the pattern, cutting out the 19 pattern pieces per cup … and then stitching the cup together. At home we will finish the rest of the bodice. I wonder who will finish this first.
Impression day 1 and 2
In this video you will get an impression of these first two days. To be there is really even more fun. I hope to meet you next time in Doesburg:
Would you also like to be inspired by Shingo Sato’s Japanese pattern techniques? He will be back in March. We will then immerse ourselves for two days in the phenomenon of “Sleeves” and what can be done with them to make an outfit totally surprising and different.