Creative with Cochenille

It’s Garment Designer project time! Earlier this month, I accompanied my advanced design fashion students to Los Angles garment district so that they could source fabrics for their collections. We started downtown in the fabric district and ended up at … Continue reading

February Design Challenge: Heart Accessory with Garment Designer

Posted by Jenivive Bernbeck on February 22, 2017 / 
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Jenivive Bernbeck
For this month’s design challenge, I have created a small heart-shaped coin purse via Garment Designer. Nothing gets me in the spirit for Valentine’s Day like some classic Sweetheart Candies. Perhaps not so much the taste of them, rather more the … Continue reading

Design Inspiration in Historic Costumes, Cochenille Style

Posted by Susan Lazear on February 10, 2017 / 
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Susan Lazear
  Need some inspiration for your next Garment Designer project? As a fan of fashion history, I love to take photos of garments on exhibit in museums (when it is allowed). Take a look at these two images, and see … Continue reading

More on the 2017 Italy Fashion and Food Retreat

Posted by cds242 on February 8, 2017 / 
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Need some incentive to come join us in Italy? June 14th – 23rd, 2017 Verona, Italy, with visits to Milan and Venice. Come join us this June in Verona for our Food and Fashion retreat. How about yarn shopping for Italian … Continue reading
  For my heart design project I wanted to make a cross stitch pattern using Stitch Painter. I chose something that makes my heart happy which would be…Unicorns! I found my prized pony in the land of Fantasia. Then I made … Continue reading
Susan, owner of Cochenille is sharing her heart-based design challenge. This is a Garment Designer software project. The inspiration for Susan’s project came from a store window in Italy. As you can see below, the sweater was uniquely different. So, … Continue reading