The following pictures epitomizes my Spring 2015 course offerings at West City Center.

I think I learned more this semester from my students than my students learned from me. Next time I teach tailoring, it will be different.

On to the new semester !!!! I will be teaching Sewing Fundamentals / Apparel Construction 4 days a week for 9 weeks. It will be a short intensive course. You will learn to sew efficiently. In the right hand column, you will find everything you need to print out and bring to class: The Syllabus, Classroom Etiquette, Trouble Shooting your Machine, and the Sewing Techniques Portfolio Patterns. Just click on the picture and the PDF file pop up. From there, print WITHOUT any scaling/shrink to fit. This will insure that all your patterns will be as big as they can be. So “tinky” down the right hand column and find your needs……….

Note: I write to the blog every Sunday night. You can sign up to be notified in the right hand column towards the end………………..

Fun Sewing Links:

http://www.cutterandtailor.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=4122&utm_source=The+Cutting+Class+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ed188ca775-The_Cutting_Class_Weekly_Digest_06_06_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_aa08214f6d-ed188ca775-339029201#entry42924 Advanced Sewers: Check this out for pant wrinkles.

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26461/tips-for-better-topstitching/page/all Top Stitching Article.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/01/business/dealbook/george-zimmer-starts-an-uber-for-tailors.html Uber for Tailors – Thank you, Peter !!!!!

https://sdpride.org/event/pride-parade/ Link to the upcoming Pride Parade!

http://www.sewmamasew.com/2013/07/in-seam-pockets-with-french-seams-sewing-with-deborah-moebes-2/?utm_source=The+Cutting+Class+Newsletter&utm_campaign=22ae022986-The_Cutting_Class_Weekly_Digest_30_05_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_aa08214f6d-22ae022986-339029201 In Seam Pockets.

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23510/how-to-sew-a-bound-buttonhole/page/all Bound Buttonholes


See you all in class this week !!!!!!


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Be Safe,

Joan McKenna

Associate Professor

San Diego Continuing Education

Hospitality & Consumer Science

Fashion Department

Office:  619-588-2244