April 6 – 13, 2013: Classic French Jacket Class with Susan Khalje

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Susan Khalje

Join Susan for her Couture Handwork Techniques class on April 14, 2013.

Be sure to register for both events.

Class size limited to 12 and is almost full – after March 15, please call or email to see if space is still available – see the registration link below class description.

Immerse yourself in the process of creating the most classic of fashion statements – the French jacket.

You will prepare a muslin ahead of time to be personally fitted by Susan.  Once you register, you will receive pattern suggestions as well as instructions on how to make your muslin and a supply list for class.

Your class includes shopping with Susan in New York City to purchase the best fabric, linings, trims and buttons for your jacket.

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You will then fine tune the muslin and, under Susan’s instruction, devote yourself to crafting your classic French jacket using haute couture techniques unique to the construction of these jackets.

During the week you will be able to examine a number of Susan’s jackets, adapt your sleeve pattern (or use one of Susan’s) to allow for better placket placement and learn how to apply the trims, buttons and pockets that are essential components of these jackets.

You will come away from the class with a true fashion classic and the skills to add more of these garments to your wardrobe.

Date:  April 6-13, 2013

Time:  April 6, 2013 to NYC returning on April 8, 2013.
From April 9-13, 2013 expect to be in class all day with work into the evening if you so choose.

Class fee:  $1495.00
This price includes group travel via Amtrak from Lynchburg, VA and hotel (room for 4 people) in NYC to buy fabric for this class.  If you desire a room for 1, 2, or 3 people in NYC or have your own means of travel and/or room accommodations, please call for price adjustment.  If you cannot make the shopping trip or would prefer not to go to New York, there is a discounted price for the class and Genevieve will be happy to source the appropriate fabric for you.  Please call or email for details and pricing.

REGISTER NOW!

Download Your Registration Form:  Jacket Class registration form(pdf)

Need information?
Email Genevieve at info@artisansewingclasses.com or call 540-992-2127

Location:  Studios of Catrina Fashions, LLC
5995 Lee Highway, Troutville, VA  24175

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For more information about the class and how to register, please contact:
Genevieve Journell at:
Catrina Fashions
, LLC
P. O. Box 35
Troutville, VA 24175

Call: 540-992-2127
Email: info@artisansewingclasses.com

LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO STAY?:  Try the Country Inn and Suites at 7860 Plantation Road in Roanoke, VA
(If you are traveling from out of town, see the special sleeping room rates in the information below the map)


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Details: Special sleeping room rates are available at Country Inn and Suites, 7860 Plantation Road in Roanoke, VA for $82.00 per night for 2 queen beds apply for students travelling from out of town. Microwave and small refrigerator in every room. Call the hotel directly at 540-366-5678 to book under the block of rooms saved for Catrina Fashions. This is a quiet location ½ mile from Interstate 81 and 5 miles from the Roanoke Airport. No shuttle service from the airport, cab costs around $15. Free full breakfast for hotel guests. Indoor pool, exercise room or walk to a nice park with walking trails and tennis courts a short distance behind the hotel.

About Your Instructor:

artisan sewing classes presents Susan Khalje

www.susankhalje.com

Susan began her professional career at the New York couture salon, Chez Cez et Bez and  later worked as a fashions designer and manufacturing supervisor on 7th Avenue.

Named “Baltimore’s Best” for her couture wedding gowns, she developed a loyal and appreciative clientele in the course of a 25-year career.

She was also the host of “Sew Much More”, which ran for 6 years on HGTV and diy.net. In addition to her frequent contributions to Threads Magazine, she has written for every major sewing publication. Her books include Bridal Couture: Fine Sewing Techniques for Wedding Gowns and Evening Wear (Krause), and Linen and Cotton: Classic Sewing Techniques for Great Results (Taunton). She has contributed to The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do, and she is one of the women profiled in More Magazine’s recent book, 50 Celebrate 50.

An exceptional and sought-after teacher, Susan established The Couture Sewing School in 1993, and she teaches couture sewing techniques throughout the country.  She teaches often in San Francisco, where she is on the faculty of The Sewing Workshop and Apparel Arts.

Her professional contacts extend to Paris, where she yearly takes groups of students for an insider’s look at the couture arts.

She is a charter member of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (formerly The Professional Association of Custom Clothiers), and has served as its chairperson. She is a member of The Fashion Group, The Costume Society of America, and was awarded an honorary lifetime membership to the Smocking Arts Guild of America.

Early registration is encouraged to secure space in class as well as ensure minimum registration. Class minimums and maximums vary – if the minimum for a class is not met, the class must be cancelled. If the class fills, a waiting list will be established. Please wait for class confirmation before making travel plans other than booking a hotel room.

Registration:

Paypal signup is available for this class via invoice.  Payments may be made by check via US mail, email, or by calling (540) 992-2127. Please note that payment or deposit must be received before registration is confirmed. If registering by mail, please fill out the registration form on this page.

Class Fee Policy:

This class requires a $500.00 deposit in the form of a check at time of registration. Please register by February 1, 2013.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

A 10% transaction fee applies to all class cancellations and transfers.  No refunds for missed classes.  To receive a refund (less the 10% transaction fee) for a cancelled registration, notification must be given by February 15, 2013.  After February 15, 2013, the amount may be applied toward a future class.  In the event Catrina Fashions, LLC must cancel this class, the student may choose to have a full refund by check or applied to a future class.  Catrina Fashions, LLC’s liability for refunds shall be limited to the amount of the portion of the registration fee paid by the student.

April 14, 2013: Couture Handwork Techniques with Susan Khalje

Susan will also be presenting her Classic French Jacket Class on April 6 – 13, 2013.
Be sure to register for both sessions.

Susan will cover many couture type advance hand sewing techniques including:

– a range of hand sewing stitches

– how to install a hand-picked zipper

– how to install a lapped, hand-picked zipper

– faggoting

– how to invisibly applique a lace seam

– how to attach an Alencon lace applique

– how to create thread chains and thread bars

– how to cover snaps

DATE:  Sunday, April 14, 2013

TIME:  9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

COST:  $95.00, ASDP and ASG members $85.00
(class includes lunch)
Kit fee: $20.00

REGISTER NOW

Early Bird Registration has ended.
Please call or email for information on how to register.

See below for contact information.

Registration:

This class does have a few spaces left.  Call (540) 992-2127 or email info@artisan sewing classes.com.  Please note that payment must be received before registration is confirmed. There is a $25.00 fee for returned checks.

Class Fee Policy:

Class require a full payment at time of registration.  Kit fee is due the day of class, although you are welcome to pay before.

LOCATION:  Country Inn and Suites, 7860 Plantation Road in Roanoke, VA


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Details: Sleeping room  are available at Country Inn and Suites, 7860 Plantation Road in Roanoke, VA for students traveling from out of town.  Each room has 2 queen beds and a microwave and small refrigerator in every room. Call the hotel directly at 540-366-5678 to book a room. This is a quiet location ½ mile from Interstate 81 and 5 miles from the Roanoke Airport. No shuttle service from the airport, cab costs around $15. Free full breakfast for hotel guests. Indoor pool, exercise room or walk to a nice park with walking trails and tennis courts a short distance behind the hotel.

About Your Instructor:

artisan sewing classes presents Susan KhaljeSusan Khalje
www.susankhalje.com

Susan began her professional career at the New York couture salon, Chez Cez et Bez and  later worked as a fashions designer and manufacturing supervisor on 7th Avenue.

Named “Baltimore’s Best” for her couture wedding gowns, she developed a loyal and appreciative clientele in the course of a 25-year career.

She was also the host of “Sew Much More”, which ran for 6 years on HGTV and diy.net. In addition to her frequent contributions to Threads Magazine, she has written for every major sewing publication. Her books include Bridal Couture: Fine Sewing Techniques for Wedding Gowns and Evening Wear (Krause), and Linen and Cotton: Classic Sewing Techniques for Great Results (Taunton). She has contributed to The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do, and she is one of the women profiled in More Magazine’s recent book, 50 Celebrate 50.

An exceptional and sought-after teacher, Susan established The Couture Sewing School in 1993, and she teaches couture sewing techniques throughout the country.  She teaches often in San Francisco, where she is on the faculty of The Sewing Workshop and Apparel Arts.

Her professional contacts extend to Paris, where she yearly takes groups of students for an insider’s look at the couture arts.

She is a charter member of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (formerly The Professional Association of Custom Clothiers), and has served as its chairperson. She is a member of The Fashion Group, The Costume Society of America, and was awarded an honorary lifetime membership to the Smocking Arts Guild of America.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

A 10% transaction fee applies to all class cancellations and transfers. No refunds for missed classes. To receive a refund (less the 10% transaction fee) for a cancelled registration, notification must be given 14 days prior to the class start date. After March 31, 2013, the amount may be applied toward a future class. In the event Catrina Fashions, LLC must cancel this class, the student may choose to have a full refund by check or applied to a future class. Catrina Fashions, LLC’s liability for refunds shall be limited to the amount of the portion of the registration fee paid by the student.

October 10 – 13, 2012: Alterations for Professionals with Linda Stewart

Alterations for Professionals Series

Alterations for Professionals

This two day Master Class is designed for the sewer who wants to become an alterations specialist, or already has an alterations business and desires to improve skills.  Nearly every type of basic alteration is covered including hemming, letting out/taking in side seams, adjusting collars, cuffs, necklines and shoulders.  Instruction will also include challenging problems such as clients with high hips, stooped shoulders, large busts or protruding tummies.  The class teaches how to analyze and fit ready to wear garments to maximize comfort and make your clients look their best.

Sewing skill level: intermediate

Advanced Specialty Alterations:

Bridal and Formalwear

This two day Master Class is designed for those wishing to learn techniques used by alterations specialists to alter bridal and formalwear.  Instruction is geared to the professional who wants to add specialty alterations to his/her business, or improve the skills of those who already offer them.  Subjects covered include working with lace, sequins, rhinestones, beads, and pearls, specialty fabrics such as velvet, chiffon, metallic, and satin. Guidelines for cleaning and preservation of these garments will be included in the course.

Sewing skill level: intermediate
Prerequisite:  Alterations for Professionals

Date: October 10-13, 2012

Time: October 10-12, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, October 13, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Class fee:  $695.00

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Information is up for another class to be held MARCH 16-19, 2013

If you wish to pay for class in full via PayPal, email info@artisansewingclasses.com and an invoice will be emailed to you. Please include your name, address and phone number in the body of the email. See registration, payment and cancellation policies below.

Location: Country Inn and Suites, 7860 Plantation Road in Roanoke, VA.
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Details:  Special room rates of $82.00 per night for 2 queen beds apply for students travelling from out of town. Microwave and small refrigerator in every room. Call the hotel directly at 540-366-5678 to book under the block of rooms saved for Catrina Fashions. This is a quiet location ½ mile from Interstate 81 and 5 miles from the Roanoke Airport. No shuttle service from the airport, cab costs around $15. Free full breakfast for hotel guests. Indoor pool, exercise room or walk to a nice park with walking trails and tennis courts a short distance behind the hotel.

Click to see pictures of the hotel and look at area attractions.

For more information about the class and how to register, please contact:
Genevieve Journell at:
Catrina Fashions, LLC  

P. O. Box 35
Troutville, VA 24175

Call: 540-992-2127
Email: info@artisansewingclasses.com

About Your Instructor:

Linda Stewart

www.lindastewartcouturedesigns.com

Early registration is encouraged to secure space in class as well as ensure minimum registration. Class minimums and maximums vary – if the minimum for a class is not met 14 days before the class start date, the class must be cancelled. If the class fills, a waiting list will be established. Please wait for class confirmation before making travel plans other than booking a hotel room.

Registration:

Paypal signup is available. See the Class Fee Policy regarding payment with Paypal. Payments may also be made by check via US mail, email, or by calling (540) 992-2127. Please note that payment or deposit must be received before registration is confirmed. If registering by mail, please fill out the registration form on this page.

Class Fee Policy:

Classes require a 50% deposit, at time of registration. All classes with a fee of $100.00 or less require full payment at the time of registration. The balance is due 14 days prior to the class start date. Partial payment is not available when paying with Paypal. Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable to the instructor on the day of class.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

A 5% transaction fee applies to all class cancellations and transfers. No refunds for missed classes. To receive a refund (less the 5% transaction fee) for a cancelled registration, notification must be given 14 days prior to the class start date. In the event Catrina Fashions, LLC must cancel a class, the student may choose to have a full refund by check or applied to a future class. Catrina Fashions, LLC’s liability for refunds shall be limited to the amount of the portion of the registration fee paid by the student.

September 14 – 15, 2012: Classes with Pamela Ptak from Project Runway

WORKING IN THE HAUTE COUTURE

Friday, September 14, 2012:
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Format: Slide Show & Trunk Show with Reception

Price:  $25.00

For 3 years Pamela had the distinct honor of freelancing for the Haute Couture design firm of Chado Ralph Rucci, working on both the Paris Haute Couture & NY ready to wear.  In this event, Pamela will share personal stories from her work with Chado, showing actual Chado evening wear and daywear garments she purchased, as well as photographs & mementos from the various seasons.

Pamela will also show you up-close, her fully reversible, hot pink-to-navy silk taffeta cocktail dress from her 1st episode on Project Runway – Season 7.  Meet Pamela in person at the reception following the presentation.  Wear something special or something that you made to this event – Pamela would love to see it!!!

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED.  THIS CLASS HAS ENDED.  PLEASE LOOK FOR

ANOTHER CLASS IN THE FUTURE.

Location:  Hollins University – Dana Science Building ( Babcock Auditorium), Roanoke, VA


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RADICAL FREE DRAPING™

Saturday, September 15, 2012:
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Format: Lecture & Demonstration

Price:  $60.00

For the curious fashionista or serious draping student longing to create innovative forms, this Master Class consists of demos draped in muslin on the dress form often from a single piece of cloth which winds inside & out to execute it’s unconventional shapes, details & silhouettes.  Radical Free Draping™ is a unique form of 3-dimensional thinking that makes for VERY exciting designs which are easy to control once you understand the theories. Methods used in Pamela’s classes are not found in fashion design textbooks & require students to set aside conventional “rules” of draping and accept new and unique routes to creativity with cloth.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.  THIS CLASS HAS ENDED.  PLEASE LOOK FOR

ANOTHER CLASS IN THE FUTURE.

Location: Country Inn and Suites, Plantation Road, Roanoke, Va.
Directions: See the MAP below.

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‘OUT-OF-THE-BOX’ RADICAL PATTERN DESIGN™

Saturday, September  15, 2012 :
Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Format: Lecture & Demonstration

Price:  $60.00

Ready-to-wear garments can be so much more intriguing than they’ve been in 50 years and this  Master Class theories in “out-of-the-box” Radical Pattern Design™ will show you how to revolutionize pattern making.  Pamela demonstrates her unorthodox flat pattern making system as she works through a number of garment drafts – teaching you how to think WAY outside of the box. Methods used in her classes are not found in fashion design textbooks and require students to set aside conventional “rules” and explore unique and exciting new routes to creativity with cloth that can be used in garment making as well as other forms of textile art.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.  THIS CLASS HAS ENDED.  PLEASE LOOK FOR

ANOTHER CLASS IN THE FUTURE.

Location:  Country Inn and Suites, Plantation Road, Roanoke, VA


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Details:  Microwave and small refrigerator in every room. You may call the hotel directly at 540-366-5678 to book a room. This is a quiet location ½ mile from Interstate 81 and 5 miles from the Roanoke Airport. No shuttle service from the airport, cab costs around $15. Free full breakfast for hotel guests. Indoor pool, exercise room or walk to a nice park with walking trails and tennis courts a short distance behind the hotel.

Click to see pictures of the hotel and look at area attractions.

For more information about the class and how to register, please contact:
Genevieve Journell at:
Catrina Fashions

P. O. Box 35
Troutville, VA 24175

Call: 540-992-2127
Email: info@artisansewingclasses.com

About Your Instructor:

artisan sewing classes present Pamela Ptak from Project Runway

www.pamelaptak.com
photo courtesy of Lifetime Television 

Pamela Ptak dresses modern women in intriguing garments designed to evoke emotion and thrill the intellect. Her dresses, skirts and tops describe the female form in lines, folds & textures which are at once sculptural and wildly flattering. During Pamela’s casting for Project Runway season 7, Tim Gunn called her work “…among the most beautifully constructed clothes I’ve ever seen” and said “I think you are on the cusp of something big.”

From ‘2003-’06 Pamela Ptak free lanced sewing & couture embellishing on the Paris Haute Couture and NY Ready-to-Wear collections for Chado Ralph Rucci. She debuted her PAMELA PTAK 2010 RTW collections at the Van Alyn Mansion in NYC at fashion week and her 2011 collections at Philadelphia Fashion Week. She creates one-of-a-kind pieces for her celebrity & private clientele.

Pamela founded the “Arts and Fashion Institute™” just North of Philadelphia, PA for which she’s gathering the best working professionals, technical experts & celebrity guest instructors to offer rare specializations, inspire & teach creativity at the highest level. She personally teaches advanced, graduate level draping & pattern making under her “Radical Free Draping & Pattern Design™ label, fashion illustration, enhancing your creativity, Haute Couture sewing techniques, draping stretch knits, lingerie design, and graduate level corseted evening wear.

Pamela’s fashion art was exhibited at Le Musée des Arts Asiatiques in Nice, France, & the Puck Gallery in NYC. Her garments were featured in the one woman show entitled “Line, Texture, Fold: The Art of Pamela Ptak” and in national magazines. She’s appeared on Lifetime Television’s “Project Runway” season 7, the NFL Network’s “Top 10 Uniforms”, HGTV’s DIY network, ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and she’s been invited to host/produce a new cable television program on the arts.

As a collector, educator & fashion scholar, Pamela maintains & curates a private collection of unusual major designer fashions which she uses in trunk shows & lectures to inspire the next generation of fashion designers & collectors at colleges, museums & sewing groups across the country.

www.ArtsAndFashionInstitute.com
www.Strive2Inspire.com

Registration:

Early registration is encouraged to secure space in class as well as ensure minimum registration. Class minimums and maximums vary – if the minimum for a class is not met 14 days before the class start date, the class must be cancelled. If the class fills, a waiting list will be established. Please wait for class confirmation before making travel plans other than booking a hotel room.

Paypal signup is available. See the Class Fee Policy regarding payment with Paypal. Payments may also be made by check via US mail, email, or by calling (540) 992-2127. Please note that payment or deposit must be received before registration is confirmed. If registering by mail, please fill out the registration form on this page.

Class Fee Policy:

Classes require a 50% deposit, at time of registration. All classes with a fee of $100.00 or less require full payment at the time of registration. The balance is due 14 days prior to the class start date. Partial payment is not available when paying with Paypal.  Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable to the instructor on the day of class.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

A 5% transaction fee applies to all class cancellations and transfers. No refunds for missed classes. To receive a refund (less the 5% transaction fee) for a cancelled registration, notification must be given 10 days prior to the class start date. In the event Catrina Fashions, LLC must cancel a class, the student may choose to have a full refund by check or applied to a future class. Catrina Fashions, LLC’s liability for refunds shall be limited to the amount of the portion of the registration fee paid by the student.

Participant Release:

The student acknowledges the company may publish their name and photographs, and / or videos taken of the likeness, for use in the company’s print, online and video-based marketing materials, as well as other company publications. The company is released and held harmless from any reasonable expectation of privacy or confidentiality associated with the images specified above. The student further acknowledges that class participation is voluntary and that same will not receive financial compensation of any type associated with the taking or publication of these likenesses or participation in company marketing materials or other company publications and acknowledges and agrees that publication of said likeness confers no rights of ownership or royalties whatsoever. The student hereby releases the company, its contractors, its employees, and any third parties involved in the creation or publication of marketing materials, from liability for any claims by same or any third part in connection with class participation.

Note: If participant is a minor child, a parent or legal guardian of the child must acknowledge full authority to authorize Catrina Fashions, LLC use of minor child’s likenesses and/or name.

July 13-14, 2012: Sewing with Mary Ray

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Mary Ray – Four Breakout Sessions

 

Lecture/Trunk Show:

Clothing is Art

Mary presents a collection of her garments and explains the methods and techniques used to produce their construction details and embellishments. She talks about how she finds inspiration and then uses that inspiration to design her pieces. She emphasizes the importance of fabric selection and how to use fabric and style details to enhance the figure. Many of her garments have been featured in Threads Magazine and have won awards and recognition in many wearable art competitions.

Date:  Friday, July 13, 2012
Time:  9:30 AM -11:00 AM
Lecture Fee:  $25.00 – REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

The Collage Purse

Purses are all the rage and they’re easy to make and personalize with your favorite pockets, compartments, and details. In this class you’ll make a charming little bag from specialty fabric, that’s perfect for evening or daytime, by starting with a rectangle and using collage piecing and machine quilting. Learn how to embellish with beads or machine embroidery.  It’s a great project for beginners as well as seasoned sewers.  (Hands-On Class)

Note:  the Edge Finishes class from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM is the perfect complement to this  class.

Date:  Friday, July 13, 2012
Time: 
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Class Fee: 
$135.00 (ASG and ASDP members get a 10%)
Kit Fee: 
$30.00 (Payable to instructor on day of class)

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Combined rate: The Collage Purse Class and Edge Finishes Lecture: $160.00

 

Edge Finishes

The outer edges and hems of your projects deserve special attention.  In this class you’ll learn many ways to a smooth, professional finish – including perfectly turned facings, beautiful bindings, creative closures, decorative piping and applied trims, as well as how to leave edges raw and get away with it. Learn how to give your jackets and other projects beautiful, creative, professionally finished edges; including Mary’s bound notched collar and appliquéd binding as well as a one-layer tailored edge and other creative ways to apply facings, hems, and edges.  (Lecture/Demo)

Date:  Friday, July 13, 2012
Time:  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Lecture Fee:  $45.00  REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

Distinctive Details/Interesting Hems

Details can give your garments a look of distinction – and, they’re fun to do! Learn how to create and master ruffles, perfectly mitered corners, straight and effective topstitching, unique closures, highlighted darts and seams, functional and decorative pockets, and interesting facings and edges. Simple techniques often produce the most effective embellishment.  In this class, you’ll explore numerous ways to create texture, emphasize style lines, add detail, or just jazz up a basic garment using easy-to-do tucks, pleats, and folds.  Learn to make your hems the center of attention with intriguing design ideas and great techniques like adding separate bands that can be endlessly varied or embellished; sculpting interesting shapes with darts and elastic; and using ruffles, pleats, pintucks, godets, and insets to give your hemlines a lift.  You’ll learn the secrets of measuring, pressing, and stitching – and get lots of design ideas, too.  (Hands-On Class)

Date:  Saturday July 14, 2012
Time:  8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Class Fee:  $110.00  (ASG and ASDP members get a 10% discount)

REGISTRATION CLOSED

If you wish to pay for class(es) in full via PayPal email info@artisansewingclasses.com and an invoice will be emailed to you.  Please include your name, address and phone number in the body of the email.  Note there is a 5% convenience fee added for paying via PayPal.  See registration, payment and cancellation policies below.

To make a deposit or pay in full, download this registration form:  Click Here (pdf)

Location: Country Inn and Suites
7860 Plantation Road in Roanoke, Va.

Details: Special room rates of $82.00 per night for 2 queen beds apply for students travelling from out of town. Microwave and small refrigerator in every room. Call the hotel directly at 540-366-5678 to book under the block of rooms saved for Catrina Fashions. This is a quiet location ½ mile from Interstate 81 and 5 miles from the Roanoke Airport. No shuttle service from the airport, cab costs around $15. Free full breakfast for hotel guests. Indoor pool, exercise room or walk to a nice park with walking trails and tennis courts a short distance behind the hotel.
Click to see pictures of the hotel and look at area attractions.

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For more information about the class and how to register, please contact:
Genevieve Journell at:
Catrina Fashions, LLC  

P. O. Box 35
Troutville, VA 24175

Call: 540-992-2127
Email: info@artisansewingclasses.com

About Your Instructor:

Mary Ray

www.maryraydesigns.com

Mary has had a long and varied career in the sewing industry.  She has taught at the American Quilters’ Society Show, Design With Heart, the American Sewing Guild Conference, the Toronto Creative Sewing and Needlework Show, The Sewing Workshop in San Francisco, Quilting by the Lake in New York State, and Bernina University, as well as guilds and shops around the country. She was an associate editor of Threads magazine and an instructor in the fashion design department of Bauder College in Atlanta, GA.  She is currently an adjunct professor at Appalachian State University.

Mary is a designer of award-winning wearable art that has been featured in shows and galleries around the country.

Early registration is encouraged to secure space in class as well as ensure minimum registration. Class minimums and maximums vary – if the minimum for a class is not met 14 days before the class start date, the class must be cancelled. If the class fills, a waiting list will be established. Please wait for class confirmation before making travel plans other than booking a hotel room.

Registration:

Paypal signup is available. See the Class Fee Policy regarding payment with Paypal. Payments may also be made by check via US mail, email, or by calling (540) 992-2127. Please note that payment or deposit must be received before registration is confirmed. If registering by mail, please fill out the registration form on this page.

Class Fee Policy:

Classes require a 50% deposit, at time of registration. All classes with a fee of $100.00 or less require full payment at the time of registration. The balance is due 14 days prior to the class start date. Partial payment is not available when paying with Paypal. In addition, a 5% convenience fee will apply when paying with Paypal. Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable to the instructor on the day of class.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

A 5% transaction fee applies to all class cancellations and transfers. No refunds for missed classes. To receive a refund (less the 5% transaction fee) for a cancelled registration, notification must be given 30 days prior to the class start date. In the event Catrina Fashions, LLC must cancel a class, the student may choose to have a full refund by check or applied to a future class. Catrina Fashions, LLC’s liability for refunds shall be limited to the amount of the portion of the registration fee paid by the student.

June 14-15, 2012: Focus on Fit: Straight Skirt With Darts and Princess Bodice

Come study with Sarah Veblen, master fitter and author of The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting.

Anyone can learn to fit.

  1. The first key to unlocking the mystery of fitting garments is to use specific axis lines drawn on the test garment.
  2. The second ingredient is to train your eye to recognize what fitting problems look like.
  3. And the third piece of the puzzle is to practice.

In this two-day class, you’ll learn the basics of fitting. Under Sarah Veblen’s guidance, you’ll practice fitting a darted straight skirt and a princess bodice on another class participant. In turn, your fitting buddy will fit you. Not only will you gain confidence in your ability to fit, but you’ll also come away with two test garments that are well on their way to having a perfect fit.

Date: June 14 – 15, 2012
Time: June 14, 9:00 am – 4 pm, June 15, 9:00 am – 5 pm

Meet and greet with demo – Wednesday evening, June 13, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Class Fee:
ASG and ASDP Members – $395.00
Non-members – $425.00
Combined rate for taking all three classes during June 9-15: $1,145.00.

THIS CLASS HAS ENDED.  STAY TUNED FOR ANOTHER!!!

If you wish to pay for class in full via PayPal email info@artisansewingclasses.com and an invoice will be emailed to you.  Please include your name, address and phone number in the body of the email.  Note there is a 5% convenience fee added for paying via PayPal.  See registration, payment and cancellation policies below.

To pay with a deposit or in full, download this registration form : Click Here (pdf)

Location: Country Inn and Suites
7860 Plantation Road in Roanoke, Va.

Details:  Microwave and small refrigerator in every room. Call the hotel directly at 540-366-5678 to book under the block of rooms saved for Catrina Fashions. This is a quiet location ½ mile from Interstate 81 and 5 miles from the Roanoke Airport. No shuttle service from the airport, cab costs around $15. Free full breakfast for hotel guests. Indoor pool, exercise room or walk to a nice park with walking trails and tennis courts a short distance behind the hotel.
Click to see pictures of the hotel and look at area attractions.

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Please Note: Registration for this class includes the day-long seminar ‘The Inter-Relationship Between Fit and Patternmaking’ on June 13.

For more information about the class and how to register, please contact:
Genevieve Journell at:
Catrina Fashions, LLC  

P. O. Box 35
Troutville, VA 24175

Call: 540-992-2127
Email: info@artisansewingclasses.com

About Your Instructor:

patternmaking with Sarah Veblen

Sarah Veblen

Sarah Veblen

www.sarahveblen.com

 

Early registration is encouraged to secure space in class as well as ensure minimum registration. Class minimums and maximums vary – if the minimum for a class is not met 14 days before the class start date, the class must be cancelled. If the class fills, a waiting list will be established. Please wait for class confirmation before making travel plans other than booking a hotel room.

 

Registration:

Paypal signup is available. See the Class Fee Policy regarding payment with Paypal. Payments may also be made by check via US mail, email, or by calling (540) 992-2127. Please note that payment or deposit must be received before registration is confirmed. If registering by mail, please fill out the registration form on this page.

Class Fee Policy:

Classes require a 50% deposit, at time of registration. All classes with a fee of $100.00 or less require full payment at the time of registration. The balance is due 14 days prior to the class start date. Partial payment is not available when paying with Paypal. In addition, a 5% convenience fee will apply when paying with Paypal. Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable to the instructor on the day of class.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

A 5% transaction fee applies to all class cancellations and transfers. No refunds for missed classes. To receive a refund (less the 5% transaction fee) for a cancelled registration, notification must be given 30 days prior to the class start date. In the event Catrina Fashions, LLC must cancel a class, the student may choose to have a full refund by check or applied to a future class. Catrina Fashions, LLC’s liability for refunds shall be limited to the amount of the portion of the registration fee paid by the student.


June 13, 2012: The Inter-relationship Between Fit and Patternmaking

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Sarah Veblen

If you enjoy garment sewing, understanding the basics of patternmaking will give you the freedom to confidently make pattern changes.

Fit and patternmaking are so closely linked, it’s just about impossible to explore one subject without bringing the other topic into the discussion. For example, any change to the fit of a garment is going to require some sort of pattern adjustment if you want to be able to reproduce the garment. And pattern adjustments are much more successful if you take into consideration the figure that will be wearing the garment.

Being able to make pattern changes means that you can pursue a better fitting garment as well as your own design ideas.

In this 5-hour class, Sarah Veblen provides a combination of lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on pattern exercises. You will learn:

  • basic patternmaking skills such as blending seam lineslearn how to make patterns
  • truing pattern seams
  • truing dart legs
  • and making length and width adjustments.

In addition, Sarah will demonstrate how to transfer fitting changes from a test garment to a pattern. And she will share the tips she uses that prevent confusion and ensure success.

Please Note: This day-long seminar is included when you register for either ‘Patternmaking Skills for Sewing Pros and Hobbyists’ or ‘Focus on Fit: Straight Skirt with Darts and Princess Bodice.’

Date: June 13, 2012
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Class fee:
ASG and ASDP members – $60.00
Non-members – $70.00
Combined rate for taking all three classes during June 9-15: $1,145.00.

CLASS HAS ENDED

If you wish to pay for class in full via PayPal, email info@artisansewingclasses.com and an invoice will be emailed to you. Please include your name, address and phone number in the body of the email. Note there is a 5% convenience fee added for paying via PayPal. See registration, payment and cancellation policies below.

To pay with a deposit or in full, download this registration form: Click Here (pdf)

Location: Country Inn and Suites
7860 Plantation Road in Roanoke, Va.

Details:  Microwave and small refrigerator in every room. Call the hotel directly at 540-366-5678 to book under the block of rooms saved for Catrina Fashions. This is a quiet location ½ mile from Interstate 81 and 5 miles from the Roanoke Airport. No shuttle service from the airport, cab costs around $15. Free full breakfast for hotel guests. Indoor pool, exercise room or walk to a nice park with walking trails and tennis courts a short distance behind the hotel.
Click to see pictures of the hotel and look at area attractions.

View Larger Map

For more information about the class and how to register, please contact:
Genevieve Journell at:
Catrina Fashions, LLC  

P. O. Box 35
Troutville, VA 24175

Call: 540-992-2127
Email: info@artisansewingclasses.com

About Your Instructor:

 

Sarah Veblen

 www.sarahveblen.com

Early registration is encouraged to secure space in class as well as ensure minimum registration. Class minimums and maximums vary – if the minimum for a class is not met 14 days before the class start date, the class must be cancelled. If the class fills, a waiting list will be established. Please wait for class confirmation before making travel plans other than booking a hotel room.

Registration:

Paypal signup is available. See the Class Fee Policy regarding payment with Paypal. Payments may also be made by check via US mail, email, or by calling (540) 992-2127. Please note that payment or deposit must be received before registration is confirmed. If registering by mail, please fill out the registration form on this page.

Class Fee Policy:

Classes require a 50% deposit, at time of registration. All classes with a fee of $100.00 or less require full payment at the time of registration. The balance is due 14 days prior to the class start date. Partial payment is not available when paying with Paypal. In addition, a 5% convenience fee will apply when paying with Paypal. Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable to the instructor on the day of class.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

A 5% transaction fee applies to all class cancellations and transfers. No refunds for missed classes. To receive a refund (less the 5% transaction fee) for a cancelled registration, notification must be given 30 days prior to the class start date. In the event Catrina Fashions, LLC must cancel a class, the student may choose to have a full refund by check or applied to a future class. Catrina Fashions, LLC’s liability for refunds shall be limited to the amount of the portion of the registration fee paid by the student.

June 9-12, 2012: Patternmaking Skills For Sewing Pros and Hobbyists

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Sarah Veblen

Patternmaking is the backbone of creating garments.

There are a number of methods used to develop patterns: flat patternmaking, drafting, draping, copying an existing garment, and enlarging a small-scale pattern. But the purpose of each is the same: to give someone who sews a way to reliably reproduce a garment.

In this 4-day class, Sarah Veblen introduces you to each of these patternmaking methods, so that you understand their differences and have a basic working knowledge of each one. Because flat patternmaking techniques are used in all of the methods, special time and attention will be devoted to learning many flat patternmaking skills.

The class is a combination of lecture, demonstrations, and lots of hands-on exercises. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Flat pattern techniques such as walking and truing a pattern, truing dart legs, creating notches, re-positioning a dart, dart manipulation and dart transfers, creating dart equivalents, and making full bust and small bust adjustments.
  • Establishing accurate grainlines.
  • The difference between industry patterns for ready-to-wear clothing, commercial patterns available to sewing enthusiasts, and custom patterns that dressmakers develop.
  • Enlarging a half-scale pattern.
  • Basics of draping a bodice.
  • Making a pattern from a draped bodice.
  • Taking a person’s measurements accurately.
  • Basics of drafting a bodice sloper and how to use the draft.
  • Copying an existing garment.

Date: June 9 – 12, 2012
Time: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm each day

Single Class: $795.00
Take All Three Classes from June 9th thru 15th for just: $1,145.00

CLASS HAS ENDED – LOOK FOR SARAH TO RETURN IN THE FUTURE!!!

If you wish to pay for class in full via PayPal, email info@artisansewingclasses.com and an invoice will be emailed to you. Please include your name, address and phone number in the body of the email. Note there is a 5% convenience fee added for paying via PayPal. See registration, payment and cancellation policies below.

To pay with a deposit or in full, download this registration form: Click Here (pdf)

Location: Country Inn and Suites
7860 Plantation Road in Roanoke, Va.

Details: Microwave and small refrigerator in every room. Call the hotel directly at 540-366-5678 to book under the block of rooms saved for Catrina Fashions. This is a quiet location ½ mile from Interstate 81 and 5 miles from the Roanoke Airport. No shuttle service from the airport, cab costs around $15. Free full breakfast for hotel guests. Indoor pool, exercise room or walk to a nice park with walking trails and tennis courts a short distance behind the hotel.
Click to see pictures of the hotel and look at area attractions.

View Larger Map

Please Note: Registration for this class includes the day-long seminar ‘The Inter-Relationship Between Fit and Patternmaking’ on June 13.

For more information about the class and how to register, please contact:
Genevieve Journell at:
Catrina Fashions, LLC  

P. O. Box 35
Troutville, VA 24175

Call: 540-992-2127
Email: info@artisansewingclasses.com

About Your Instructor:

patternmaking with Sarah Veblen

Sarah Veblen

www.sarahveblen.com

 

Early registration is encouraged to secure space in class as well as ensure minimum registration. Class minimums and maximums vary – if the minimum for a class is not met 14 days before the class start date, the class must be cancelled. If the class fills, a waiting list will be established. Please wait for class confirmation before making travel plans other than booking a hotel room.

Registration:

Paypal signup is available. See the Class Fee Policy regarding payment with Paypal. Payments may also be made by check via US mail, email, or by calling (540) 992-2127. Please note that payment or deposit must be received before registration is confirmed. If registering by mail, please fill out the registration form on this page.

Class Fee Policy:

This class requires a 50% deposit at time of registration.  The balance is due on first day of class. Partial payment is not available when paying with Paypal. In addition, a 5% convenience fee will apply when paying with Paypal. Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable to the instructor on the day of class.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

A 5% transaction fee applies to all class cancellations and transfers. No refunds for missed classes. To receive a refund (less the 5% transaction fee) for a cancelled registration, notification must be given 30 days prior to the class start date. In the event Catrina Fashions, LLC must cancel a class, the student may choose to have a full refund by check or applied to a future class. Catrina Fashions, LLC’s liability for refunds shall be limited to the amount of the portion of the registration fee paid by the student.

May 10 – 11, 2012: Sewing The Tabula Rasa Jacket With Rae Cumbie

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Rae Cumbie

You will learn how to use the Tabula Rasa Jacket Pattern as the base for your artful expressions.

Discussion includes:

  • sketching your ideas,
  • combining fabrics and fabric colors,
  • changing and dividing up the pattern,
  • successful use of interfacings and linings,
  • types and styles of closures,
  • and much more.

Rae will have sample mock ups to help find the right size and shape for your jacket and during a personalized fitting session you will tweak your pattern and perfect your own Tabula Rasa Jacket Mock-up.

Here are other designs, all made from the same pattern:

Class size extremely limited – register now!!!

Date: May 10-11, 2012
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm each day

Class Fee:
ASG and ASDP members – $205.00
Non-members – $235.00

CLASS HAS ENDED.  LOOK FOR ANOTHER IN THE FUTURE!

If you wish to pay for class in full via PayPal email info@artisansewingclasses.com and an invoice will be emailed to you.  Please include your name, address and phone number in the body of the email.  Note there is a 5% convenience fee added for paying via PayPal.  See registration, payment and cancellation policies below.

To make a deposit or pay in full, download this registration form: Click Here (pdf)

Kit Fee:  $30.00 payable to instructor on first day of class.

Location: Creative Quilting
6342 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, Va.

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For more information about the class and how to register, please contact:
Genevieve Journell at:
Catrina Fashions, LLC

P. O. Box 35
Troutville, VA 24175

Call: 540-992-2127
Email: info@artisansewingclasses.com

About Your Instructor:

Artisan sewing classes with Rae Cumbie

Rae Cumbie

Rae is the current National President of The Association of Sewing and Design Professionals and a contributor to both Threads Magazine and Sew News Magazine.

For more information about Rae visit:
www.raecumbie.com
www.fitforartpatterns.com

Early registration is encouraged to secure space in class as well as ensure minimum registration. Class minimums and maximums vary – if the minimum for a class is not met 14 days before the class start date, the class must be cancelled. If the class fills, a waiting list will be established. Please wait for class confirmation before making travel plans other than booking a hotel room.

Registration:

Paypal signup is available. See the Class Fee Policy regarding payment with Paypal. Payments may also be made by check via US mail, email, or by calling (540) 992-2127. Please note that payment or deposit must be received before registration is confirmed. If registering by mail, please fill out the registration form on this page.

Class Fee Policy:

Classes require a 50% deposit, at time of registration. All classes with a fee of $100.00 or less require full payment at the time of registration. The balance is due 14 days prior to the class start date. Partial payment is not available when paying with Paypal. In addition, a 5% convenience fee will apply when paying with Paypal. Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable to the instructor on the day of class.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

A 5% transaction fee applies to all class cancellations and transfers. No refunds for missed classes. To receive a refund (less the 5% transaction fee) for a cancelled registration, notification must be given 30 days prior to the class start date. In the event Catrina Fashions, LLC must cancel a class, the student may choose to have a full refund by check or applied to a future class. Catrina Fashions, LLC’s liability for refunds shall be limited to the amount of the portion of the registration fee paid by the student.

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