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

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

Anyone can learn to fit.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Details:  Microwave and small refrigerator in every room. Call the hotel directly at 540-366-5678 to book under the block of rooms saved for Catrina Fashions. This is a quiet location ½ mile from Interstate 81 and 5 miles from the Roanoke Airport. No shuttle service from the airport, cab costs around $15. Free full breakfast for hotel guests. Indoor pool, exercise room or walk to a nice park with walking trails and tennis courts a short distance behind the hotel.
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Please Note: Registration for this class includes the day-long seminar ‘The Inter-Relationship Between Fit and Patternmaking’ on June 13.

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

P. O. Box 35
Troutville, VA 24175

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

About Your Instructor:

patternmaking with Sarah Veblen

Sarah Veblen

Sarah Veblen



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. In addition, a 5% convenience fee will apply when paying with Paypal. Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable to the instructor on the day of class.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

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

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