Webinars

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Our current webinar program contains few courses, related to waste-escape (zero-waste) designing and innovative pattern-cutting (FABRICSCAPE series). You will find the description of each course below.
 

FABRICSCAPE is innovative zero-waste design approach devised by Elena Ryleeva that is destined to initiate a new conscious direction in designing of clothing and accessories.
FABRICSCAPE project explores the application of mathematics, geometry (in cutting process), draping and sewing techniques to recreate the fabric surface/surfaces into three-dimensional structured sculptural object with exciting potentiality to becoming a unique design.

 

* Elena Ryleeva is the program creator. She delivers the courses, evaluates student works, signs certificates.

 

* Each webinar course consists of 1 or 4 interactive sessions, two hours each. As a rule online sessions are delivered on weekend - Saturday or Sunday

 

* The schedule/timing for each course will be announced on website/news letter and shared through social media - Instagram, Facebook

 

* Webinar session includes presentation/talk and practical part - various exercises related to a particular subject

 

* Course requirements + tools/materials/equipment are listed in the course’ description below 

 

* Certification. Upon completing particular project/projects of the course and submitting the results the student is awarded with a certificate of course completion. Due to interactive nature of webinars the number of participants is limited

 

 

Webinars are conducted through Zoom app, so you need to download Zoom app to your computer (download zoom app from Zoom webpage: https://zoom.us/download)
We strongly advise to participate in the webinar from computer or laptop as each session has a practical part - paper or fabric exercises,  so you need to see the demonstration clearly. 

You may book any course depending on your interest and skills level. Please submit the form by clicking the "book" button of the course you wish to attend.  We will announce a webinar date and ask you to confirm your participation by paying the course fee in full.

 

Group booking is available. Please contact for the details: info.ewstfashionlab@gmail.com

Waste-escape (zero-waste) designing. Beginners

4 sessions, 4 weeks, 1 session per week delivered on weekend

 

Course content:

  1. Sources of inspiration and information for waste-escaping designing. Zero-waste cutting practices in the past: fashion history and traditional clothing. Paper exercises

  2. Zero-waste design: shoulder-based garments (tops/dresses/jackets, etc) 2D patterns, work with pattern layout. Paper exercises

  3. Zero-waste design: waist-based garments, skirt. 2D patterns, work with pattern layout. Paper exercises

  4. Zero-waste design - waist-based garments, pants: challenges, 2D patterns, work with pattern layout. Paper exercises


Requirements: basic sewing. No pattern-making skills are required.  
Tools, materials: paper (A4) scissors, ruler, pencil, masking tape - for webinar exercises. For final project: cotton fabric (optional: linen, hemp, bamboo, rayon, etc) sewing machine.  

Bonus: “Kimono doorway, capsule collection” e-book tutorials

 

1 Make booking below

2 Once the webinar date is announced we will inform you via email, you will pay your tuition in full and get the invitation to webinar meeting session

Waste-escape (zero-waste) designing. Advanced, FABRISCAPE series
4 sessions, 4 weeks, 1 session per week delivered on weekend

 

Course content:

  1. Geo-forms. Introduction to FABRICSCAPE. Principles of 3D form creation. Fabric exercises. Planning/researching/creating design - bag

  2. Geo-surfaces. Principles of creating topographical surfaces. Fabric exercises. Designing with application of Geo-surfaces: skirt or dress

  3. Principles of reversal cutting. Planning the shape. “Flip-flop” skirt.

  4. Unintended cut. Reversal cutting in applications to garment creation - dress or blouse.


Requirements: basic pattern-making or basic draping skills, sewing - intermediate.
Tools, materials, equipment: mini dress-form half scale (full scale optional), fabric - cotton (any color) for class exercises, pins, scissors, rulers, measure tape, notcher, pencil/marker. For individual project - fabric cotton preferable (optional: linen, hemp, bamboo, rayon, etc.),  sewing machine.

 

1 Make booking below

2 Once the webinar date is announced we will inform you via email, you will pay your tuition in full and get the invitation to the webinar meeting session

Innovative sleeve design - FABRICSCAPE series

The course will be delivered in 4 separated webinars whereas each session is dedicated to the one specific module / a pair of sleeves (e.g. dragon+wave)

Modules:

Wave sleeve, dragon sleeve
Concave sleeve, broken ball sleeves
Seashell sleeves, two versions
Curl sleeve (kimono based) two versions

 

Note Elena is not merely teaching her innovative pattern-making techniques but she

advises on sewing, on use of fabric and supportive materials as well

Requirements: pattern-making/intermediate level, basic sewing,
Tools, materials: pattern paper, scissors, rulers, pencil, notcher. Other necessary materials will be provided (downloadable files) For homework: fabric - cotton muslin, sewing machine.

 

1 Make booking below

2 Once the webinar session date & content is announced we will inform you via email and you will pay your tuition or wait for the next webinar (if you choose to learn another sleeve types). As soon as we receive your payment you will get the link to webinar meeting  

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Sculptured Accordion Technique (SAT) FABRICSCAPE series

The course will be delivered in 4 separated webinars whereas each session is dedicated to the one specific module / SAT design

Modules:

SAT for Sleeve design
SAT for Skirt design
SAT for Top design(blouse, shirt, etc)
SAT for Dress design

Requirements: pattern-making - intermediate level,  sewing - intermediate level, basic draping.
Tools, materials: pattern paper, scissors, rulers, notcher, pencil, fabric - cotton muslin. Other necessary materials will be provided (downloadable files).
For homework: fabric - cotton muslin, sewing machine

Note Elena is not merely teaching her innovative pattern-making techniques but she

advises on sewing, on use of fabric and supportive materials as well

 

1 Make booking below

2 Once webinar session  date & content is announced we will inform you via email and you will pay your tuition or wait for the next webinar (if you choose to learn another type of SAT design). As soon as we receive your payment you will get the link to webinar meeting  

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