The Mock-up is the most important step in garment construction and fitting the body properly.
Hi I'm Maria Calautti
Master Tailor, Instructor, Pattern Maker, Alterations Specialist, Founder of Le Grand Chic Italia in Canada
My passion is to help others find their inner designer/pattern maker/tailor. I have been teaching pattern drafting and sewing for the past 15 years with great success both in live and virtual classes currently from my home, previously from a College in Barrie, Ontario.
I have also been working for manufacturing everything from creating lines of clothing for smaller start-ups, single pieces for stores to streamlining a two-piece sleeve for an international ladies’ equestrian wear company called Frantisi whose client base is worldwide. This is in addition to bespoke tailoring for men and women creating some very unique pieces that fit impeccably.
Along the way I have learned many tricks of the trade plus discovered a few tricks of my own on what to look for and how to properly fit garments to the body. This is what I hope to impart through this course to students, in other words demystify fitting especially pants!