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.

 

May 17, 2013: Basic Skirt Sloper 101

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Basic Skirt Sloper 101

OPTIONAL additional half day May 18, 2013
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 class, you will learn the best way to take your measurements and the formulas involved in producing your sloper. It is difficult to take measurements on yourself, so 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.

In the hands on portion of the class, using your own measurements, you will create a muslin to fit you using the drafting tools of the trade.

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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 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.

Date:  May 17, 2013 (with optional additional half day May 18, 2013)

Time and Class fee: 

May 17, 2013 – $345.00
May 17, 2013 with half day May 18, 2013 – $500.00

Registration:  Please call or email  – the registration form and class invoice will be emailed to you.

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
Email: info@artisansewingclasses.com

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.

 

 

April 6-8, 2013: NYC Garment District Trip

Visit the New York City Garment District with Artisan Sewing Classes

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If you have ever wanted to go to New York to shop for fabric, now is the time.

Genevieve has been traveling to NYC for over two decades to buy fabric for clients and for her bridal business. She will share her resources, which include the places to shop for fabrics, notions, trims and supplies. You will be able to visit famous name stores, but the list also includes lesser known, yet reasonably priced resources.

The trip also includes an optional tour – at no extra charge – of a 4th generation family owned fabric flower factory.  If culture is your thing – the number of museums, restaurants and tourist attractions abound, not to mention the theater.  If you like, bring a family member or friend along, there will be time to get to know your surroundings and sight-see.

Getting into and around the city is very easy and by using this trip as a learning tool, you will be able to make trips on your own to New York with ease and confidence in the future.

The cost of the trip includes travel to and from NYC by train originating in Lynchburg, VA and two nights stay (room for 4) in NYC at the Radisson Martinique near Macy’s at Herald Square.  Extras on your own.  More extensive trip details after you register and if there is anything specific you are looking for, please let Genevieve know in order to provide you with the best possible experience.

Date: April 6-8, 2013

Time:  Train leaves Lynchburg at 9:59 AM on April 6th and arrives back at 8:36 on the 8th.  Please plan to get to the Lynchburg station by 9:30 AM on the 6th.

Trip Cost: $450.00 until March 1, 2013  –  After March 1, 2013, rates go up – please call for availability and pricing

The cost of the trip includes travel to and from NYC by train originating in Lynchburg, VA and two nights stay (room for 4) in NYC.  If you are not from the Roanoke area and would like to meet us in New York or if you desire a room for 1, 2 or 3 people, please call or email for a price adjustment.

REGISTER NOW!

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 Host:

Genevieve Journell

View Genevieve’s bio and philosophy on the About Page. If you cannot go on the trip, Genevieve would be happy to source fabric and other supplies for you.  Call or email to inquire about charges.

Class Fee Policy:

Class requires a payment at time of registration.  To pay via check, please call or email for a downloadable registration form.  Space on the trip is reserved on a first come, first served basis.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

A $140.00 fee applies to all class cancellations.  No refunds for missed attendance or no-shows.  To receive a refund (less the $140.00 fee) for a cancelled registration, notification must be given by February 19, 2013.  If cancellation occurs after February 19, 2013, the amount paid will be applied toward a future class or event.  If 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.

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.

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.

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