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June 2017

Italy Food & Fashion Retreat 2017

June 14 - June 23
Verona, Italy Verona, Verona Italy + Google Map
$1600

We are trying something new this year; combining Fashion and Food into one retreat. The dates will be from June 14th (arrival day with dinner in evening), through June 22nd (depart on June 23rd). Most details of the agenda have been decided and will include cooking classes, visits to food and wine businesses, fashion visits to Venice, museums, knitting mill, and related, plus a workshop or two to get your creative juices rolling. We are holding the three apartments in center Verona now,…

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July 2017

Webinar – Walking Tour of Stitch Painter

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
GoToMeeting, CA United States

Webinar - Walking Tour of Stitch Painter Walking Tour of Stitch Painter webinar will walk you through our software. Exploring unfamiliar surroundings is always easier when you have someone who knows the environment and speaks the language fluently. In this webinar let Susan Lazear guide you through the layout, menus, panels and more as you take a walking tour of Stitch Painter. Familiarize yourself with the many creative tools that Stitch Painter provides so that you can make the most…

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August 2017

Copying a Favorite Garment

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
GoToMeeting, CA United States

Copying a Favorite Garment Copying a Favorite Garment webinar will show you the skills you need to turn that favorite outfit you have into patterns to make a closet full of them! Garment Designer excels at allowing you to copy your favorite clothing. In this webinar, Susan will show you how to take a favorite garment, determine key measurements and then build it in Garment Designer. Discussion of fit, measurements and Garment Designer operations will be covered.    

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Pants, Pants… Working Towards a Better Fit

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
GoToMeeting, CA United States

Pants, Pants... Working Towards a Better Fit Pants, Pants... Working Towards a Better Fit is a prefect fit for you if fitting pants is your challenge; this webinar will help you learn how to measure your body and components of actual pants that fit. Then, learn how to use the right sequence in Garment Designer to build the pattern you need. Let's take some of the mystery out of the process, and get you closer to your perfect pant pattern. For…

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From Fashion Windows to Actual Garments #2

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
GoToMeeting, CA United States

From Fashion Windows to Actual Garments #2 From Fashion Windows to Actual Garments is the newest webinar we will be hosting. Susan has returned from her Italy and France trip which means she has new windows, new garments and new fashions to show you how to translate using Garment Designer! From Fashion Windows to Actual Garments webinar will take you through the process of analyzing the fashions you see in store windows, online or elsewhere and then building the pattern in Garment Designer.…

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September 2017

Stitch Painter: From Photo to Design

September 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
GoToMeeting, CA United States

Stitch Painter: From Photo to Design Stitch Painter: From Photo to Design webinar will teach you how to take full advantage of the Full Color Import module of Stitch Painter. In this webinar you will learn the basic steps of taking a photo or clip art image and bringing it into Stitch Painter. Grid it, pull a color palette, or simply use the color proportions as a guide for good design. Susan will walk you through multiple uses of this great…

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Annual New Mexico Garment Designer Workshop

September 22 @ 10:00 am - September 24 @ 4:00 pm
Casa del Galvin, Cimarron, NM United States

Annual New Mexico Garment Designer Workshop September 22-24th, 2017 Cimarron, New Mexico Book by August 15th for the Early Bird Special of $250! We are continuing our tradition of truly retreating in an amazing location and spending focus time with Garment Designer. So, we return to Cimarron, New Mexico and the 100-year old inn we have grown to love. Our retreat this year will focus on borrowing fit and style details from existing favorite garments and then moving forward from…

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Combining Knits with Fabric

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
GoToMeeting, CA United States

Combining Knits with Fabric Combining knits with fabric is easy with Garment Designer. Garment Designer allows you to create for both knitting and sewing. So, why not make garments that utilize both! In this webinar, you will learn how to plan for, and create garments that incorporate both knit and sewn parts. Fashion inspiration as well as design how-tos will be shown. This is a perfect webinar to take in conjunction with the 'LagenLook: Layered Fashions Using Garment Designer' Webinar…

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LagenLook: Layered Fashions Using Garment Designer

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
GoToMeeting, CA United States

LagenLook: Layered Fashions Using Garment Designer LagenLook: Layered Fashions Using Garment Designer is Cochenille's newest webinar. Lagenlook fashion has gained popularity worldwide for its versatility, comfort, and practicality. For our newest webinar we will be exploring the Lagenlook and how to best use Garment Designer patterning software to create layered looks. This webinar will go over which type of layers work best, which garment components are ideal, Lagenlook styles to try for your body shape and most importantly how to…

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October 2017

Garment Designer: Did you know? Part 1

October 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
GoToMeeting, CA United States

Garment Designer: Did you know?  Part 1  'Garment Designer: Did you know? Part 1' is the 1st part of two webinars. It presents a list of things about Garment Designer that many people don’t always know. Test your knowledge and increase your awareness about using the software. For those who have not yet attended, a webinar is a 60 to 70 minute online class to include Lecture, Question & Answer and PDF Handouts for personal use. This is a live class and…

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