Learn From The Designer

Join us for sewing workshops with Jill Giordano, gr.dano's owner and designer.  Classes range from beginner to advanced...getting acquainted with your machine, making your own beautiful tote bag to copying your favorite garment and recreating in a new fabulous fabric. All classes are held in the studio/atelier in beautiful Sausalito, CA.


gr.dano Boutique 325 Pine Street, Sausalito

Do you have a favorite garment you’d love to recreate?

This course will teach you how to copy your clothes without taking them apart and make a pattern. You will leave the class with a pattern ready to be made up as many times as you like and in all kinds of fabulous fabrics! 

Alteration techniques to make the new garment fit better will also be covered, as well as minor alterations you can make to change its look. 

During this workshop you will learn:

  • Copying the shape of your garment
  • Transferring seam lines, darts, gathers, tucks and any other design details
  • Adding seam allowances
  • Adding markings such as notches and balance marks
  • Reproducing pockets and any other design details

FABRIC AND SUPPLIES: Bring 2 or 3 simple garments to choose from to copy.
LEVEL: All levels
CLASS SIZE: 8 maximum
COST: $110 for 3 hours course
RSVP: grdano@grdano.com
PAYMENT: PAYPAL jill@grdano.com  or drop a check off at the shop

What else to bring (not required, we have supplies to borrow):
Drafting tools: pencil, ruler, paper scissors, pins