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Is your design creativity dictated by darts? Do most of your garments revolve around the same style lines, with waist and shoulder darts shaping every piece you design? With this technique, you will be able to transform a basic bodice into a work of art!

Darts can be little dictators, threatening to limit the way you can creatively manipulate a pattern they can be rotated, combined and divided, but they never disappear. In this live webinar, fashion architect Nicole Marét will show you a new way to create stunningly unique style lines through a process called Transformational Reconstruction, developed by Japanese designer and instructor Shingo Sato. This technique allows new style lines to be created in 3D on a dress form, by beginning with a basic garment that has already been sewn using typical sloper darts. For more info, check out the amazing 3D constructions in this video:

Nicole will guide you through the basics of this innovative technique, from creating the new style lines to crafting the pattern to sewing the finished garment. You will learn how to transform a basic bodice with straight waist, bust and shoulder darts into a geometric work of art. This is an incredible skill to add to your sewing repertoire, and will instantly boost your design credibility!

Register here for the live webinar on Thursday, August 22nd at 11am EST (4pm GMT). Can’t attend? No problem, each registrant receives a recording of the event.

What You’ll Learn:
• Create unique style lines in 3d on a basic bodice muslin.
• Deconstruct these style lines into new pattern pieces.
• Reconstruct resulting pattern pieces into a new, completely different bodice

Have a question about a specific technique? There will be a Q&A session at the end of the webinar where you can ask Becky any questions you have, and no question goes unanswered!

Can’t attend the live webinar? Everyone who registers will receive a recording of the event, any downloads or resources referenced during the webinar, and have the ability to ask any follow-up questions.

Click here to register for the Transformational Reconstruction webinar to learn this amazing Japanese technique.

Hope to see you all there!


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    Oct 22, 2013, 07.03 PMby Manic Pop

    If anyone wants to check out what I did using this technique, head over to my Burda page! Just finished a dress!

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    Sep 4, 2013, 02.34 AMby istofani

    Hi Danisaurus, where is the address of your on demand store? I am very interested in this webminar.

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    Sep 4, 2013, 02.34 AMby istofani

    Hi Danisaurus, where is the address of your on demand store? I am very interested in this webminar.

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    Aug 27, 2013, 02.31 AMby luciamoya

    Hi I unfortunately was out of town and missed the lecture can I still see it? Is it still available?

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    Aug 24, 2013, 11.38 AMby chioquiroz

    Hi. I also registered but wasn’t able to attend. When or how do I get the video of the class. I can’t wait to see it. It seemed very Interesting. Thank you

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    Aug 23, 2013, 02.16 AMby ronnielee

    I missed this due to different time zones. I’m not at work for a few days (I registered through my work address) could a link be sent to my hotmail account? rondafleming@hotmail.com.au

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      Aug 23, 2013, 08.51 PMby Danisaurus

      Could confirm your work address with me so I know which email to swap out?


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      Aug 24, 2013, 12.22 AMby ronnielee

      Sorry, I went to reply but marked that damn (inappropriate)
      my work email address is flemingr@rba.gov.au


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    Aug 22, 2013, 06.38 PMby Jean PSmith

    When can we expect the recording to be posted? I ended up with stuff that had to be dealt with and missed the whole thing. :(

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      Aug 23, 2013, 08.33 PMby Danisaurus

      Hi there – if you registered, we’ll mail you a link to the recording in the thank-you email. If you didn’t register for the webinar, you’ll be able to buy the recording in the on-demand webinar store on Tuesday.

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    Aug 22, 2013, 05.26 PMby Roxyred

    Hi! I tried to register for this webinar this morning, but it says it is closed. When do the webinars stop taking reservations? Is there any way I can still sign up for this? Thanks!

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      Aug 23, 2013, 08.51 PMby Danisaurus

      Hi there, we stop taking reservations about halfway through the live webinar. But we’ll post the recording in our On-Demand store on Tuesday!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 03.30 PMby Manic Pop

    I had to exit the live webinar because I’m on my phone on my way to work today, but I’ll definitely be watching the recording. I’ll have a project up soon using this technique!

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    Aug 21, 2013, 03.44 AMby Manic Pop

    I am beyond excited for this webinar! It’s the first one I’m attending. I love learning new pattern making techniques and this is exactly the kind of pattern design I’ve been unknowingly happening upon with my own pattern work.

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      Aug 21, 2013, 09.53 PMby Danisaurus

      That’s so great to hear! I’m excited as well and can’t wait to learn this new technique.

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