Sew to Flatter: Plan Your Best Wardrobe
Take all the guesswork out of wardrobe planning with the woman who wrote the book on it! Alongside Nancy Nix-Rice, you'll explore how to select flattering fabrics with colors that complement your complexion, as well as how to choose patterns or ready-to-wear garments that will look fabulous on your figure. By the end of class, you'll be ready to create a 12-piece wardrobe that you can mix, match and style for an endless array of elegant outfits.
For more than 25 years, Nancy Nix-Rice has been teaching women how to create wardrobes that complement their unique figures, complexions and styles. Her book, "Looking Good . . . Every Day: Style Solutions for Real Women," is the textbook for the Fashion Institute of Technology's image consulting curriculum. A former fabric store and sewing school owner, she is Baby Lock's national education manager. She travels the country presenting seminars and one-on-one color and wardrobe services at sewing conferences, expos and American Sewing Guild chapters.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet Nancy Nix-Rice: author, former sewing industry executive, and expert on how everyone can look great every day. Learn about Nancy's essential "points of connection" concept and how to evaluate your outfits in terms of color temperature, value and intensity.
Follow along as Nancy shows you more ways to work with color, especially contrast levels in solids and prints. Then learn Nancy's foolproof tips for editing your fabric stash to reflect your new knowledge of what works.
Not sure if you're an hourglass, a triangle or another shape altogether? Nancy will teach you to identify your body type and choose styles to flatter it, along with tips for choosing or adapting patterns to suit you.
As you develop your eye for styles that flatter, you'll also learn to create focal points and use directional design lines to create a slim, elegant look. You'll even discover a few easy ways to update garments you already own with small but effective changes.
Find out how to plan an amazing wardrobe with a few key pieces in neutrals and accent colors for dozens of outfits. Nancy will also share suggestions for fabric types and pattern silhouettes, with sewing tips along the way.
For chic finishing touches for all of your outfits, learn to choose and wear accessories from the top down, using jewelry, scarves, belts, purses and shoes to refine your look.