Back to Basics Series

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Back to Basics Series

LOOK FOR THESE CLASSES LATER IN 2017.

HEMS AND HEM FINISHES/HAND STITCHES

Class supply list provided once registration is complete. If you cannot easily find the supplies needed, I have them for purchase. Class location, information about the instructor, class fee policy and cancellation policy are all listed after the class descriptions.

Basic sewing skills are needed for these classes. (You need to know how to thread a needle and how to use your sewing machine)

TECHNIQUES INCLUDE THOSE YOU SHOULD HAVE LEARNED IN SCHOOL
AND
TECHNIQUES USED IN DESIGNER AND COUTURE WORKROOMS

In these classes, you will learn to perfect your skills and learn new ways to improve your techniques.  If you are feeling rusty in any areas, these sessions will give you confidence.  You will come away the self-assurance to work through your projects with ease and accomplish a more professional looking result.  Each session stands on its own – you don’t have to have any of the previous sessions to enjoy the individual sessions.  There is limited seating in each class – of course, if you sign up for a subject matter’s entire series you will be ensured a seat in all classes.  In every series, we will employ both hand and machine techniques, including those used by designers and couturiers.

BACK TO BASICS – HEMS AND HEM FINISHES

Each session will cover a variety of hems/hem finishes and includes lecture/demo followed by handouts and plenty of time for hands on practice.  Each day’s class will be different, so you can sign up for an individual class or the entire series.  No additional kit fee, but if you cannot find the supplies needed, I have them for purchase.

Class supply list provided upon registration.

BACK TO BASICS – HAND STITCHES

The session will cover at hand stitches and includes lecture/demo followed by handouts and plenty of time for hands on practice.  You will learn techniques that include those used in the couture.  No additional kit fee, but if you cannot find the supplies needed, I have them for purchase.

Class supply list provided upon registration.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

CLASS FEE: $30.00 each

Location for all sessions: 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

About Your Instructor:

Genevieve Journell

View Genevieve’s bio and philosophy on the About Page. If you would like to continue with design work or additional pattern work on a one-on-one basis, Genevieve is available for private sewing classes/coaching.

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. Intent to register may be made by calling (540) 992-2127.  Prepay by check or bring cash to class.  See each class page for registration details pertinent to that specific class.

Class Fee Policy:

Class requires a payment via check at time of registration or bring cash to class.  If you would like to pay by check, please call 540-992-2127 and the registration form and class invoice will be emailed to you.  There is a $35.00 fee for returned check.  Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable 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 by student must be given 14 days prior to the class start date.  If cancellation occurs within the 14 days prior to the class, the amount paid will be applied toward a future class.  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.

Release policy:

The student acknowledges the company may publish their name and photographs, and/or videos taken of their likeness, for use the 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 party in connection with class participation.

Replace A Coat Lining

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Replace a Coat Lining

December 19, 2015 (registration closed – class over)
January 23, 2016 (registration closed – class over)
March 26, 2016 (registration closed – class over)

LOOK FOR A REPEAT OF THIS CLASS LATER IN 2017.

Basic sewing skills are needed for this course.

Is the lining of your coat or jacket sagging or is it falling apart at the seams?  Don’t spend the money a new coat!!!  Learn how to replace the lining with a new one that will last longer and look better.  Once you learn how to do this, you will be not only be able to replace the lining in in any of your coats or jackets, but your family’s as well.  If you have an alteration business, create income in the fall and winter by learning this technique.

In this class, you will learn how to create a pattern from the lining that you have inside your coat and replace it with a lining that feels and looks fabulous.  You will learn how to lay out the pattern to get the most out of your fabric and what kinds of fabric work best for lining your coat.  If you have more than one coat or jacket to work on, please bring them to class so we can discuss the best fabrics to use for your project.  Your new skill will be applicable to coats and jackets for any season and you will be able to update your outerwear for a fraction of the cost of replacing your coats and jackets.

Date: 

December 19, 2015  – registration closed – class over
January 23, 2016  – registration closed – class over
March 26, 2016 – registration closed – class over

Time and Class fee: 

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM  – $220.00

Your supply list will be sent to you after you register.

Materials and kits that are bought on site, where applicable, are made payable on the first day of workshop.

THIS WINTER/SPRING SERIES OF REPLACE A COAT LINING IS OVER.  LOOK FOR A REPEAT OF THIS CLASS LATER IN 2017.

If you would like to pay by check, please call 540-992-2127 to let me know and mail full amount to:

Catrina Fashions, LLC at P. O. Box 35, Troutville, VA  24175.
See class fee and cancellation policy below information about the instructor.

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

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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

About Your Instructor:

Genevieve Journell

View Genevieve’s bio and philosophy on the About Page. If you would like to continue with design work or additional pattern work on a one-on-one basis, Genevieve is available for private sewing classes/coaching.

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. Intent to register may be made by calling (540) 992-2127.  Register by check or by credit card via Paypal button.  Please note that payment or deposit must be received before registration is confirmed.  See each class page for registration details pertinent to that specific class.

Class Fee Policy:

Class requires a payment via check or credit card at time of registration.  If you would like to pay by check, please call 540-992-2127 and the registration form and class invoice will be emailed to you.  There is a $35.00 fee for returned check.  Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable 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 by student must be given 14 days prior to the class start date.  If cancellation occurs within the 14 days prior to the class, the amount paid will be applied toward a future class.  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.

Release policy:

The student acknowledges the company may publish their name and photographs, and/or videos taken of their likeness, for use the 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 party in connection with class participation.

 

Basic Bodice Sloper 101

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Basic Bodice Sloper 101

REGISTRATION HAS ENDED – LOOK FOR ANOTHER BODICE SLOPER CLASS IN THE FUTURE

Basic sewing skills are needed for this course.

Have you ever had a top that never quite fit you correctly? Have you ever had a problem trying to achieve a decent fit from a store bought pattern?  Do you find your tops or shirts are either too long or too short for your body type?  Is the bodice too tight through the bust or too roomy?  Have you ever had a problem positioning bust darts?

There are a couple of ways to resolve these pesky situations – either by draping or by using your own measurements to make a sloper.

In this class, you will learn to draft a bodice sloper from your own measurements that will ensure a great fitting top through the bust and waist every time. Each day will start out with a lecture followed by hands on exercises designed to help you create a bodice sloper that FITS YOU.

People often ask what the difference is between a sloper and a pattern.  The best explanation is that the sloper is a draft of a garment that fits with a minimum of wear ease and has no design ease at all – in other words, it should be like a second skin.  The sloper also has no seam allowances and any design changes, design ease, wear ease and seam allowances are added to the sloper in order to create the pattern.

Day 1 – Creating a Bodice Sloper

In this lecture portion of this class, you will learn about drafting tools, the best way to take your measurements and the formulas involved in producing your sloper. It is difficult to take measurements on yourself, so after the lecture, you will practice this skill on each other.  Not only is this a great way to get accurate measurements for yourself, you will also become aware of specific fit issues that can be addressed at this time.  Please wear a leotard or close fitting clothing for the class.

During the second half of day 1, using your own measurements, you will create a muslin to fit yourself using the drafting tools of the trade.  (Muslin also refers to the type of inexpensive fabric used to make the mock-up for your fitting session).  Supply your own tools (a list will be provided upon registration) or purchase them on site.

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Day 2– Perfecting Your Bodice Sloper

The second day of this class will be spent perfecting your bodice sloper so that you can then use it to make design changes.  In this part of the class, you learn how to make simple design changes from your sloper in order to add the hip area.  We will address questions such as wear ease, length and proportion, yokes and dart placement discuss how to make a pattern from the sloper.  Remember, the pattern must not only include the bodice pieces, but also any facing, lining, interfacing and miscellaneous pieces as well.  We will also examine how to fit store bought patterns based on the lessons learned during the process of building your bodice sloper.  At the end of day two, we will go over the measurements and formula for making sleeves.

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Optional Day 3 – Perfecting and Practicing  – optional additional third morning

During this extra session, you will learn more about how you can change the sloper to create different designs, perfect the fit of your sloper or, if desired, you may bring fabric from your stash and work on a completing a garment or talk about the suitability of your fabric for your garment.

Date:  Coming soon

Time and Class fee:
Two full days – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM – $550.00

if signing up for the optional additional third morning:
add $90.00 for a total of $645.00

REGISTRATION HAS ENDED

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

About Your Instructor:

Genevieve Journell

View Genevieve’s bio and philosophy on the About Page. If you would like to continue with design work or additional pattern work on a one-on-one basis, Genevieve is available for private sewing classes/coaching.

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. Intent to register may be made by calling (540) 992-2127.  Please note that payment must be received before registration is confirmed.

Class Fee Policy:

Class requires a payment via check or credit card through Paypal at time of registration.  If you wish to pay by check, please call 540-992-2127 and I will email you the registration form and class invoice.  Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable 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 by student must be given 14 days prior to the class start date.  If cancellation occurs within the 14 days prior to the class, the amount paid will be applied toward a future class.  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.

 

Basic Skirt Sloper 101

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Basic Skirt Sloper 101

May 23, 2015 – 10AM – 4PM

REGISTRATION ENDED

LOOK FOR A REPEAT OF THIS CLASS LATER IN 2017.
Basic sewing skills are needed for this course.

Have you ever had a skirt that never quite fit you correctly?
Have you ever had a problem trying to achieve a decent fit from a store bought pattern?

There are 2 ways to solve these pesky situations – to make a sloper either by draping or by using your own measurements.

In this class, you will learn to draft a skirt sloper from your own measurements that will ensure a great fitting skirt every time. Each day will start out with a lecture followed by hands on exercises designed to help you create a sloper that FITS YOU.

People often ask what the difference is between a sloper and a pattern.  The best explanation is that the sloper is a draft of a garment that fits with a minimum of wear ease and has no design ease at all – in other words, it should be like a second skin.  The sloper also has no seam allowances.

Design changes, design ease, wear ease and seam allowances are added to the sloper in order to create the pattern.

Part 1 – Creating a Skirt Sloper

In this lecture portion of this class, you will learn about drafting tools, the best way to take your measurements and the formulas involved in producing your sloper. It is difficult to take measurements on yourself, so in the last part of the lecture, you will practice this skill on each other.  Not only is this a great way to get accurate measurements for yourself, you will also become aware of specific fit issues that can be addressed at this time.  Please wear a leotard or close fitting clothing for the class.

In the hands on portion of the class, using your own measurements, you will create a muslin to fit yourself using the drafting tools of the trade.  Supply your own tools (a list will be provided upon registration) or purchase them on site.

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Part 2– Designing a Skirt from a Sloper

Once you have perfected the sloper, the creativity can begin!

The second half of this class will be spent discussing how to make design changes to the sloper in order to create a skirt.  We will address questions such as deciding how much ease to put in the pattern and how to change a straight skirt to an A-line skirt or a gored skirt.  What length and proportion looks best on you? Waistband or no waistband?  What about pockets?

In this part of the class, you will try your hand at simple design changes and make a skirt mock-up (also called a muslin or a toile) based on those changes. Interestingly enough, muslin also refers to the type of inexpensive fabric used to make the mock-up. From your mockup, we will discuss how you can then make a pattern.  Remember, the pattern must not only include the skirt pieces, but also any facing, lining, interfacing and miscellaneous pieces as well.

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You can then apply this process of learning simple design changes as a stepping stone to create more designs!

 

Date:  May 23, 2015

Time and Class fee: 

10:00 AM – 4:00PM  – $250.00

REGISTRATION ENDED

If you wish to pay by check, please send me a message or call 540-992-2127 for registration details.  See class fee policy below after the information about the instructor.

Class supply list will be sent to you upon registration.

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

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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

About Your Instructor:

Genevieve Journell

View Genevieve’s bio and philosophy on the About Page. If you would like to continue with design work or additional pattern work on a one-on-one basis, Genevieve is available for private sewing classes/coaching.

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. Intent to register may be made by calling (540) 992-2127.  Please note that payment must be received before registration is confirmed.

Class Fee Policy:

Class requires a payment via check or credit card through Paypal at time of registration.  If you wish to pay by check, please call 540-992-2127 and I will email you the registration form and class invoice.  Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable 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 by student must be given 14 days prior to the class start date.  If cancellation occurs within the 14 days prior to the class, the amount paid will be applied toward a future class.  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.

Pants Perfectˢᵐ

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Pants Perfectˢᵐ

2-day workshop – choose from the following dates: 

2017 classes coming soon!!!

Basic sewing skills are needed for this course.

Do you have a difficult time finding pants that fit you correctly? Have you ever had a problem trying to achieve a decent fit from a store bought pattern?  Do your pants gap in the back or bind when sitting?  Are they too baggy?  Do you have difficulty fitting the hip area?

Help is here!!! There are a couple of ways to resolve these pesky situations – either by draping or by using your own measurements to make a sloper.

In this class, you will learn to draft a pants sloper from your own measurements that will ensure a great fit every time. Each day will start out with a lecture followed by hands on exercises designed to help you create a pants sloper that FITS YOU.

People often ask what the difference is between a sloper and a pattern.  The best explanation is that the sloper is a draft of a garment that fits with a minimum of wear ease and has no design ease at all – in other words, it should be like a second skin.  The sloper also has no seam allowances and any design changes, design ease, wear ease and seam allowances are added to the sloper in order to create the pattern.  Once the pants sloper is done, you can then make changes to create pleated trousers, slacks, jeans, pedal pushers, capris, culottes, shorts, Jamaica shorts or Bermuda shorts.

Day 1 – Creating a Pants Sloper

In this lecture portion of this class, you will learn about drafting tools, specifics on terminology and the best way to take your measurements.  It is difficult to take measurements on yourself, so as part of the lecture, you will practice this skill on each other.  Not only is this a great way to get accurate measurements for yourself, you will also become aware of specific fit issues that can be addressed at this time.  Please wear a leotard or close fitting clothing for the class.

During the second half of day 1, using your own measurements, you will draft a sloper to fit yourself using the drafting tools of the trade.  Supply your own tools (a list will be provided upon registration) or purchase them on site.

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Day 2– Perfecting Your Pants Sloper and the Commercial Pattern

The second day of this class will be spent creating a muslin and perfecting your sloper so that you can then use it to make design changes.  (Muslin also refers to the type of inexpensive fabric used to make the mock-up for your fitting session).  In this part of the class, we will address questions such as wear ease, length and proportion, dart placement and discuss how to make a pattern from the sloper.  Remember, the pattern must not only include the pants pattern pieces, but also any facing, lining, interfacing and miscellaneous pieces as well.  We will also examine a store bought pants pattern from Fit for Art Patterns™ and work up  the fit.

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You will come away with a personalized fit prescription for this pattern and will be able to compare the lines of the pattern with the sloper that you developed on day one.  Based on the lessons learned during the process of building your personal pants sloper, this process enables you to develop a discriminating eye for the fit of commercial patterns.  You will also be able to take design ideas from commercial patterns and superimpose them on your sloper for a great fit and a great looking pair of pants.

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Dates:

Choose from the following:

Friday, January 8, 2016 and Saturday, January 9, 2016 (class over)
Saturday, April 16, 2016 and Sunday, April 17, 2016 (class over)
Friday, July 22, 2016 and Saturday, July 23, 2106 (class over)

Time and Class fee:  Two days – $540.00

First day only and first day lecture only also available.  Register below or call 540-992-2127 for more information about this option.

Your supply list will be sent to you after you register.

Materials and kits that are bought on site, where applicable, are made payable on the first day of workshop.

REGISTRATION CLOSED – CALL TO BE PUT ON WAITING LIST

If you would like to pay by check, please call 540-992-2127 to let me know and
mail full amount to:

Catrina Fashions, LLC at P. O. Box 35, Troutville, VA  24175.
See class fee and cancellation policy below information about the instructor.

 

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

100_0587 (640x390)

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

About Your Instructor:

Genevieve Journell

View Genevieve’s bio and philosophy on the About Page. If you would like to continue with design work or additional pattern work on a one-on-one basis, Genevieve is available for private sewing classes/coaching.

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. Intent to register may be made by calling (540) 992-2127.  Register by check or by credit card via Paypal button.  Please note that payment or deposit must be received before registration is confirmed.  See each class page for registration details pertinent to that specific class.

Class Fee Policy:

Class requires a payment via check or credit card at time of registration.  If you would like to pay by check, please call 540-992-2127 and the registration form and class invoice will be emailed to you.  There is a $35.00 fee for returned check.  Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable on the day of class.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

A 5% transaction fee applies to all class cancellations and transfers.  No refunds or makeups for missed classes.  To receive a refund (less the 5% transaction fee) for a cancelled registration, notification by student must be given 14 days prior to the class start date.  If cancellation occurs within the 14 days prior to the class, the amount paid will be applied toward a future class.  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.

Release policy:

The student acknowledges the company may publish their name and photographs, and/or videos taken of their likeness, for use the 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 party in connection with class participation.

 

Fit Clinicˢᵐ

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Fit Clinicˢᵐ

JUNE 2017 – AUGUST 2017

Do you have clothes in your closet that you have not gotten around to altering?  Do you need help with fitting? 
Use me as your Fit Buddy.  Don’t postpone those alterations any longer!!! 

If you want to do your own alterations and are having trouble fitting yourself, I am here to help.

I will pin up to 5 garments and help you decide the best course of action to take with each garment in order to have you looking your best.

This clinic is designed for someone who already knows how to sew.  If there are clothes in your closet that you have not had a chance to alter because you have no one to help you fit them, or if you need help deciding where your garments need to be altered, let me coach you through the process so you can then make the correct changes.   Please bring your own pins and tape measure as well as a notepad to your private consultation so that you can remember what steps you need to take once you get back home to your sewing machine.   (If you don’t sew and/or you want me to handle the alteration, the fee is applied toward the cost of the alteration.  If another day suits you better, please ask about other time slots that may be available.)

Dates available:

June 2017 – August 2017

Availability on the 2nd Saturday and 4th Tuesday of each month.

Time and Consult fee:

Fittings by appointment only – please be on time – I allow 1/2 hour for your appointment

$5.00 per garment with a 5 garment maximum  (if you have more than 5 garments please inquire about extending your allotted time)

Registration: Please email or call 540-992-2127 to make your appointment – payment by cash only – due at the appointment.

For more information, please contact:
Genevieve Journell at:
Catrina Fashions
, LLC
P. O. Box 35
Troutville, VA 24175

Call: 540-992-2127

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

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View Larger Map

 

About Your Instructor:

 

Genevieve Journell

View Genevieve’s bio and philosophy on the About Page. If you would like to continue with design work or additional pattern work on a one-on-one basis, Genevieve is available for private sewing classes/coaching.

April 18 and 19, 2014: Basic Pants Sloper

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Basic Pants Sloper 101

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED – I’LL HAVE ANOTHER CLASS LATER IN THE SUMMER FOR THOSE WHO COULD NOT GET INTO THE CLASS OR COULD NOT TAKE IT THIS TIME

PLEASE LOOK FOR THAT LISTING SOON!!!

Basic sewing skills are needed for this course.

Do you have a difficult time finding pants that fit you correctly? Have you ever had a problem trying to achieve a decent fit from a store bought pattern?  Do your pants gap in the back or bind when sitting?  Are they too baggy?  Do you have difficulty fitting the hip area?

Help is here!!! There are a couple of ways to resolve these pesky situations – either by draping or by using your own measurements to make a sloper.

In this class, you will learn to draft a pants sloper from your own measurements that will ensure a great fit every time. Each day will start out with a lecture followed by hands on exercises designed to help you create a pants sloper that FITS YOU.

People often ask what the difference is between a sloper and a pattern.  The best explanation is that the sloper is a draft of a garment that fits with a minimum of wear ease and has no design ease at all – in other words, it should be like a second skin.  The sloper also has no seam allowances and any design changes, design ease, wear ease and seam allowances are added to the sloper in order to create the pattern.  Once the pants sloper is done, you can then make changes to create pleated trousers, slacks, jeans, pedal pushers, capris, culottes, shorts, Jamaica shorts or Bermuda shorts.

Day 1 – Creating a Pants Sloper

In this lecture portion of this class, you will learn about drafting tools, the best way to take your measurements and the formulas involved in producing your sloper. It is difficult to take measurements on yourself, so after the lecture, you will practice this skill on each other.  Not only is this a great way to get accurate measurements for yourself, you will also become aware of specific fit issues that can be addressed at this time.  Please wear a leotard or close fitting clothing for the class.

During the second half of day 1, using your own measurements, you will create a muslin to fit yourself using the drafting tools of the trade.  (Muslin also refers to the type of inexpensive fabric used to make the mock-up for your fitting session).  Supply your own tools (a list will be provided upon registration) or purchase them on site.

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Day 2– Perfecting Your Pants Sloper

The second day of this class will be spent perfecting your pants sloper so that you can then use it to make design changes.  In this part of the class,  we will address questions such as wear ease, length and proportion, dart placement and discuss how to make a pattern from the sloper.  Remember, the pattern must not only include the pants pattern pieces, but also any facing, lining, interfacing and miscellaneous pieces as well.  We will also examine store bought pants patterns and compare the fit  based on the lessons learned during the process of building your personal pants sloper.  (You will bring to class a pants muslin already made up for this purpose – I will provide you with several suggested patterns and instructions once your registration is complete).  Going through this process enables you to develop a discriminating eye for the fit of commercial patterns.

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Date:  Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19, 2014.

Time and Class fee:  Two full days – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM – $540.00

Registration Now Closed – I’ll have another one later in the summer so please look for that listing soon.

Your supply list for the class will be sent to you after you register.

Materials and kit fees bought on site, where applicable, are made payable on the first day of class.

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

About Your Instructor:

Genevieve Journell

View Genevieve’s bio and philosophy on the About Page. If you would like to continue with design work or additional pattern work on a one-on-one basis, Genevieve is available for private sewing classes/coaching.

Class Fee Policy:

Class requires a payment via check or paypal at time of registration.  Paypal payment is in full at time of registration.  If paying by check, a deposit of $270.00 is required at time of registration with balance due on April 1.  Please call or email if you wish to pay by check and the registration form and class invoice will be emailed to you.  Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable on the first 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.  If cancellation occurs within the 14 days prior to the class, the amount paid will be applied toward a future class.  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.

 

 

Basic Bodice Sloper 101: February 28 and March 1, 2014

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Basic Bodice Sloper 101

REGISTRATION CLOSED – check back soon for a bodice sloper class in the future

OPTIONAL additional third morning – March 2, 2014.
Basic sewing skills are needed for this course.

Have you ever had a top that never quite fit you correctly? Have you ever had a problem trying to achieve a decent fit from a store bought pattern?  Do you find your tops or shirts are either too long or too short for your body type?  Is the bodice too tight through the bust or too roomy?  Do you have difficulty fitting the hip area?

There are a couple of ways to resolve these pesky situations – either by draping or by using your own measurements to make a sloper.

In this class, you will learn to draft a bodice sloper from your own measurements that will ensure a great fitting top through the bust and waist every time. Each day will start out with a lecture followed by hands on exercises designed to help you create a bodice sloper that FITS YOU.

People often ask what the difference is between a sloper and a pattern.  The best explanation is that the sloper is a draft of a garment that fits with a minimum of wear ease and has no design ease at all – in other words, it should be like a second skin.  The sloper also has no seam allowances and any design changes, design ease, wear ease and seam allowances are added to the sloper in order to create the pattern.

Day 1 – Creating a Bodice Sloper

In this lecture portion of this class, you will learn about drafting tools, the best way to take your measurements and the formulas involved in producing your sloper. It is difficult to take measurements on yourself, so after the lecture, you will practice this skill on each other.  Not only is this a great way to get accurate measurements for yourself, you will also become aware of specific fit issues that can be addressed at this time.  Please wear a leotard or close fitting clothing for the class.

During the second half of day 1, using your own measurements, you will create a muslin to fit yourself using the drafting tools of the trade.  (Muslin also refers to the type of inexpensive fabric used to make the mock-up for your fitting session).  Supply your own tools (a list will be provided upon registration) or purchase them on site.

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Day 2– Perfecting Your Bodice Sloper

The second day of this class will be spent perfecting your bodice sloper so that you can then use it to make design changes.  In this part of the class, you learn how to make simple design changes from your sloper in order to add the hip area.  We will address questions such as wear ease, length and proportion, yokes and dart placement discuss how to make a pattern from the sloper.  Remember, the pattern must not only include the bodice pieces, but also any facing, lining, interfacing and miscellaneous pieces as well.  We will also examine how to fit store bought patterns based on the lessons learned during the process of building your bodice sloper.  At the end of day two, we will go over the measurements and formula for making sleeves.

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Optional Day 3 – Perfecting and Practicing  – optional additional third morning

During this extra session, you will learn more about how you can change the sloper to create different designs, perfect the fit of your sloper or, if desired, you may bring fabric from your stash and work on a completing a garment or talk about the suitability of your fabric for your garment.

Date:  February 28 and March 1, 2014 (with optional additional third morning March 2, 2014).

Time and Class fee:
February 28 and March 1, 2014 – two full days – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM – $495.00

if signing up for the optional additional third morning:
February 28 and March 1, 2014 hours plus 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on March 2, 2014 – add $90.00 for a total of $575.00

REGISTRATION: Closed

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

About Your Instructor:

Genevieve Journell

View Genevieve’s bio and philosophy on the About Page. If you would like to continue with design work or additional pattern work on a one-on-one basis, Genevieve is available for private sewing classes/coaching.

Class Fee Policy:

Class requires a deposit via check at time of registration.  Please call or email and the registration form and class invoice will be emailed to you.  Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable 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.  If cancellation occurs within the 14 days prior to the class, the amount paid will be applied toward a future class.  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.

 

 

 

January 25, 2014: Basic Skirt Sloper 101

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Basic Skirt Sloper 101

REGISTRATION CLOSED – Check back soon for a skirt sloper class in the future

OPTIONAL additional half day January 26, 2014.
Basic sewing skills are needed for this course.

Have you ever had a skirt that never quite fit you correctly?
Have you ever had a problem trying to achieve a decent fit from a store bought pattern?

There are 2 ways to solve these pesky situations – to make a sloper either by draping or by using your own measurements.

In this class, you will learn to draft a skirt sloper from your own measurements that will ensure a great fitting skirt every time. Each day will start out with a lecture followed by hands on exercises designed to help you create a sloper that FITS YOU.

People often ask what the difference is between a sloper and a pattern.  The best explanation is that the sloper is a draft of a garment that fits with a minimum of wear ease and has no design ease at all – in other words, it should be like a second skin.  The sloper also has no seam allowances.

Design changes, design ease, wear ease and seam allowances are added to the sloper in order to create the pattern.

Part 1 – Creating a Skirt Sloper

In this lecture portion of this class, you will learn about drafting tools, the best way to take your measurements and the formulas involved in producing your sloper. It is difficult to take measurements on yourself, so in the last part of the lecture, you will practice this skill on each other.  Not only is this a great way to get accurate measurements for yourself, you will also become aware of specific fit issues that can be addressed at this time.  Please wear a leotard or close fitting clothing for the class.

In the hands on portion of the class, using your own measurements, you will create a muslin to fit yourself using the drafting tools of the trade.  Supply your own tools (a list will be provided upon registration) or purchase them on site.

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Part 2– Designing a Skirt from a Sloper

Once you have perfected the sloper, the creativity can begin!

The second half of this class will be spent discussing how to make design changes to the sloper in order to create a skirt.  We will address questions such as deciding how much ease to put in the pattern and how to change a straight skirt to an A-line skirt or a gored skirt.  What length and proportion looks best on you? Waistband or no waistband?  What about pockets?

In this part of the class, you will try your hand at simple design changes and make a skirt mock-up (also called a muslin or a toile) based on those changes. Interestingly enough, muslin also refers to the type of inexpensive fabric used to make the mock-up. From your mockup, we will discuss how you can then make a pattern.  Remember, the pattern must not only include the skirt pieces, but also any facing, lining, interfacing and miscellaneous pieces as well.

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You can then apply this process of learning simple design changes as a stepping stone to create more designs!

Part 3 – Perfecting and Practicing  – optional additional half day

During this extra session, you will learn more about how you can change the sloper to create different designs.  You will then take those skills and put them into use by creating a mock-up of your new design.  If desired, you may bring fabric from your stash and work on a completing a garment or talk about the suitability of your fabric for a design of your choosing.

Date:  January 25, 2014 (with optional additional half day January 26, 2014)

Time and Class fee: 

January 25, 2014 lecture only – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM – $180.00
January 25, 2014 full day – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM – $345.00

if signing up for the additional optional half day:
January 25, 2014 hours plus 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on January 26, 2014 – $500.00

Registration:  Closed

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

About Your Instructor:

Genevieve Journell

View Genevieve’s bio and philosophy on the About Page. If you would like to continue with design work or additional pattern work on a one-on-one basis, Genevieve is available for private sewing classes/coaching.

Class Fee Policy:

Class requires a payment via check at time of registration.  Please call or email and the registration form and class invoice will be emailed to you.  Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable 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.  If cancellation occurs within the 14 days prior to the class, the amount paid will be applied toward a future class.  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.

 

 

January 14 and 15, 2014: Winter/Spring Fit Clinicˢᵐ

Artisan Sewing Classes presents:     Winter/Spring Fit Clinicˢᵐ

Get ready for Spring!!!  Did you receive clothing as a gift that needs a slight alteration?  Do you have clothes in your closet that you have not gotten around to altering?

REGISTER NOW!!!  Call 540-992-2127 to schedule your appointment

This clinic is designed for someone who already knows how to sew.  If there are clothes in your closet that you have not had a chance to alter because you have no one to help you fit them, or if you need help deciding where your garments need to be altered, let Genevieve coach you through the process so you can then make the correct changes.   Please bring your own pins and tape measure as well as a notepad to your private consultation so that you can remember what steps you need to take once you get back home to your sewing machine.  Don’t postpone those alterations any longer!  (If you don’t sew and/or you want Genevieve to handle the alteration, the fee is applied toward the cost of the alteration.  If another day suits you better, please ask about other time slots that may be available.)

Dates available:

January 14 and 15, 2014

Time and Consult fee:

Fittings by appointment only – please allow 1/2 hour for your appointment

$5.00 per garment with a 5 garment maximum  (if you have more than 5 garments please inquire about extending your allotted time)

REGISTER NOW

Registration: Please email or call to make your appointment – payment by cash only – due at the appointment.

For more information, please contact:
Genevieve Journell at:
Catrina Fashions
, LLC
P. O. Box 35
Troutville, VA 24175

Call: 540-992-2127

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

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View Larger Map

 

About Your Instructor:

 

Genevieve Journell

View Genevieve’s bio and philosophy on the About Page. If you would like to continue with design work or additional pattern work on a one-on-one basis, Genevieve is available for private sewing classes/coaching.

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