Seminars & Workshops
Inspired by Chanel Why spend $2800 on a Chanel? Let Sandra give you the inside scoop on what it takes to make your own authentic Chanel jackets from current patterns. Learn appropriate fabrics, linings, interfacings, trim options, closures and where to interface, how to apply linings and trims. Plus, how to apply fold-over braid, fringe and weight hems. Friday 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. B1 Saturday 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. B6
Justine Limpus Parish Inspiration vs. Perspiration
Come and immerse yourself in Justine’s creative world to learn how nature, architecture, and even music are important influences in her work. See how Justine’s fabulous art-to-wear creations are influenced and inspired by the world around her. View creative images while listening to the music that in- spired it. Gain new inspiration for your own work by watching how inspira- tional connections can be made by looking at what nature, art history and archi- tectural forms all have in common. Saturday 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. P4
Fashion & Fabric See some of Sandra Betzina's latest creations from new patterns and those soon
to be released. Get tips on working with new: sheers, tulle, lace, stretch mole- skin, microfibers, silks, velvet, chiffon, beads, sequins and more. Finally, get the lowdown on appropriate seam and hem finishes for a variety of different
fabrics. Friday 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Creating Pleated Fabric Embellishments (Hands On) Using pieces of Justine’s Shibori hand-pleated fabric, learn techniques for creating fabric flowers and other sculptural embellishments. Examples of techniques used on some of her Bernina Fashion Show garments will also be shown. Fabric flowers can be used to create bridal headpieces, bouquets, and embellishments for bags and pillows. You will need to bring needle and thread for hand sewing of embellishments. Kit Fee (optional): $5 Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. P5
Everything You Want to Know About Pants Get help on the best styles and pant lengths for your figure. Learn what fabrics are compatible with different styles and pattern alterations to camouflage the flat or protruding butt, big tummy, full thighs, skinny legs, high hip and more.
Finish up with pant linings and crisp invisible hemlines.
Friday 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Mary Jo Gabel
Embroidery Machine Basics Come and learn the tips and tricks for success with your home embroidery machine. Learn to use the right stabi- lizers, thread, needles, etc. Mary Jo enjoys sharing her tips and tricks. Learn hooping techniques, hoopless embroidery, embroidery positioning, making and using
templates, etc. Friday 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Serger Extravaganza Learn to use your serger for more than just finishing seams with tips and tricks to successful serging. Mary Jo will give you hints for using all types of threads
and adjusting your tensions for those threads. If you haven't used any decora- tive threads successfully, then you need to come to this class. Samples of gar- ments, baby items, gift items and home decor will encourage you to use your
serger! Bring your serger questions.
Friday 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Justine Limpus Parish
Brainstorming & Creativity Workshop (Hands On) A cure for creative block. Learn techniques for freeing up your mind to create innovative ideas. Brainstorming tech- niques explore intuitive design exploration, free association, expanding on the spark of a new idea. Come and PLAY, then learn how to take those ideas and develop them into something you can use. Topics covered: Brainstorming, experimentation, research, design, color, analytical thinking, and planning for execution of ideas. Kit Fee (optional): $5 Friday 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. P1
How to Choose Interfacing For Your Sewing Projects Author, teacher, patternmaker, and industry-wise Connie Craw- ford shows us how to recognize the fiber content, the various weaves, and the variety of interfacing weights that are on the market today. This information leads to understanding the necessary guidelines in selecting interfacing suitable to work with your newest fashion fabrics. Benefit from her many years of experience in the garment industry and learn how profes- sionals select interfacing. Friday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. C1 Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. C3
Fundamentals of Draping For Proper Fit Discover the process of fitting garments and wearable art clothing by using draping methods, and when draping skills are more effective than flat pattern techniques. Connie demonstrates draping and pattern skills acquired and used in the garment industry such as pattern proportions, balance, and fit. You’ll gain a comprehensive view of the principles for checking and fitting patterns before cutting your fashion fabric. Friday 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. C2
Designing & Drafting Pants & Skirts For All Sizes Connie details a simplified way to draft pants and skirts from "scratch" to your own body measurements to get the correct fit. Learn: various waist slopes, crotch depths, and overall crotch formulas and how they control the overall fit. Connie covers difficult-to-fit bodies, such as matured figures and plus size figures using your sloper as a guide. Plus, how to create pleated pants, fashion jeans, overalls, elastic-waist pants, and a variety of skirt designs. Saturday 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. C4
Sewing Techniques From the Garment Industry Connie demonstrates sewing techniques and shortcuts used in the garment industry: efficient cutting techniques, notching concepts, pin basting, using a gathering foot, crimping vs. ease stitching, placket techniques, understitching, zipper techniques, bias treatments, spaghetti variations, and vest linings. Make your sewing more professional, efficient, enjoyable, and satisfying. Hands on samples of zipper and placket techniques are a bonus. Connie will provide practical answers to your sewing questions. Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. C5
My Journey With Shibori Pleating Justine will show her collection of Shibori pleated garments and explain the evolution of her design and color combinations, her painted Shibori pleated garments, research and influences, development of designs, and previews of current works in progress. Slides of her Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Show garments show the development of some of her more exotic techniques such as painting on batting and organza, ink jet printing on fabric, fiber collage and printing with pleats. Friday 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. P2 Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. P3
How To Use & Make a Custom Dress Form For Proper Fit Connie teaches you how to make and use a custom dress form. Using a custom dress form, Connie demonstrates draping techniques that have been used for years by professional designers. An arm for this dress form will also be demon- strated along with techniques of making and fitting sleeves. By applying these skills, you’ll be able to create and design a personal wardrobe. Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. C6