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We are in the process of enrolling the 2020 Spring Session of sewing classes in the Chicago Workroom and there is still time and space left to get on board!   Here is what we have for you this Spring: Monday: 12-3, 3-6, or 6-9 16 March – 18 May Tuesday: 12-3, 3-6, or 6-9 17 March – 19 May Wednesday: 12-3, 3-6, or 6-9 18 March – 20 May Thursday: No Classes Scheduled Friday: No Classes Scheduled Saturday: 1-4 or 4-7 21 March – 23 May Sunday: 10-1, 1-4, or 4-7 22 March – 17 May Class meets the following days: 22 March, 29Read More →

A picture of two platitudes by Charles James - curvilinear shapes that helped inspire new seaming techniques. Tchad Elliott presentation at the Haute Couture Club's April meeting on 4 April 2020.

As part of the 2019-2020 Haute Couture Club Presentation series, Tchad will be presenting a program on three of the more obscure methods Charles James used in his design and construction process At the club meeting on 4 April. Tchad will focus on James’ concept of the platitude – No, not that one – and its use as a design tool, his concept of the magic triangle, and how he experimented with shape through grain line rotation of pattern pieces as an exploratory technique. If you are interested in learning more and expanding your sewing and design tool and skill set, the program will runRead More →

Sewing classes in chicago: tchad: workroom: studio: chudidar pant front: upcoming: indian clothing: tutorial

We’ve been working out the details for a chudidar pant pattern for a while. So… Coming up this Spring we’ll be presenting you guys with a way to turn a regular pants pattern into something like this modified more modern version of a traditional Indian chudidar.  A traditional chudidar is gathered at the waist, but we’ve had some questions in class over the years about modifying this so that the waist in general is flatter and more flattering while maintaining the fullness through the mid-hip and thighs. We’re looking at early May. Stay tuned.Read More →

Verena's sneak peek... at Tchad workrooms

Verena has been working on getting the design together for her wedding dress later this Summer… A little peek into what we’ll be seeing more of over the next few months…       It s going to end up being a strapless convertible dress that can be work as a cocktail dress with honor alterations after the ceremony is over. Stay tuned.Read More →