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Coleen Swafford

Two Mama's Sweatshop

Coleen Swafford and Sandi Dreer are Two Mama's Sweatshop. Two Mama's collectively have over 5 decades of sewing experience and over 2 decades of costuming experience, everything from historical to sci-fi / fantasy to anime and manga. Two Mama's have been heavily involved with the DFW Costumers Guild for over 10 years.

 

 



THU 7:00 PM: Say Yes to the Dress Form! (Bring Duct Tape) (45 mins.)

Room: QUARTZ (Lincoln, Upper) Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Two Mama's Sweatshop


Being able to fit your costume is a lot easier when you have a body double. We'll present different dress forms for review, but we'll spend most of our time taping you up for your own duct tape dummy (DTD) or measure you for a Bootstrap.

Materials Needed: at least 2 rolls of duct tape, saran wrap or an old fitted shirt that can be cut if you're wanting a DTD to take home.


Speaking: Coleen Swafford; Sandi Dreer

Category: Workshop

 



FRI 7:00 PM: Sewing 101: Pattern Reading (45 mins.)

Room: MOCKINGBIRD (Lincoln. Lower) Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Two Mama's Sweatshop


Patterns give you suggested fabrics to use, but they will also tell you how to put everything together but not all patterns follow the same structure.

From the pattern envelope to the notches on the pattern piece, Two Mama's will explain how to read and understand sewing patterns.


Speaking: Coleen Swafford; Sandi Dreer

Category: Discussion

 



SAT 4:00 PM: Say Yes to the Dress Form! (Bring Duct Tape) (45 mins.)

Room: ONYX (Lincoln, Upper) Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Two Mama's Sweatshop


Being able to fit your costume is a lot easier when you have a body double. We'll present different dress forms for review, but we'll spend most of our time taping you up for your own duct tape dummy (DTD) or measure you for a Bootstrap.

Materials Needed: at least 2 rolls of duct tape, saran wrap or an old fitted shirt that can be cut if you're wanting a DTD to take home.


Speaking: Coleen Swafford; Sandi Dreer

Category: Workshop

 



SUN 2:00 PM: Sewing 101: Pattern Reading (45 mins.)

Room: MOCKINGBIRD (Lincoln. Lower) Rated: Everyone

Produced By: Two Mama's Sweatshop


Patterns give you suggested fabrics to use, but they will also tell you how to put everything together but not all patterns follow the same structure.

From the pattern envelope to the notches on the pattern piece, Two Mama's will explain how to read and understand sewing patterns.


Speaking: Coleen Swafford; Sandi Dreer

Category: Discussion