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July 2022

Webinar: From Fashion Windows to Actual Garments **Updated

July 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

From Fashion Windows to Actual Garments *Updated*Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 11 am  PTWeb-106 Susan loves to idea shop by looking at store windows. In past we have had three webinars where she covers these, but we are not combining them into one inspiration-packed presentation. In this webinar, Susan will walk through the process of interpreting fashions you see in store windows, online or elsewhere and building the pattern in Garment Designer. A series of different garments will be shown and…

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Webinar: Jazzing it Up! Creative Use of Garment Details

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Friday, July 22nd, 2022 1 pm PTWeb-144       Learn how to take a basic garment and turn it into something unique through the use of creative pockets, collars, and other additions to a garment. This webinar will inspire you with images of fashionable ideas that can easily be created with Garment Designer. Take an existing pattern and jazz it up! There will be lots of demonstration of pattern work in the software to help you advance your skills. Click here to register.…

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Webinar: Armhole and Sleeve Relationships

July 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States + Google Map
$25

Monday, July 25th, 2022 1 pm PT If you alter patterns, or want to draft them ‘from scratch’, Susan will teach you the basics of armhole and sleeve combinations. Understand how changes made to the armhole affect the sleeve and enjoy learning how to draft/create a multitude of sleeve styles. Garment Designer will be used to demonstrate examples, but the techniques apply to hand-drafting and altering patterns as well. Click here to register. >> No Need to be Present Live!…

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Current Design Challenge

July 30 @ 11:59 pm
Free

Next Design Challenge: Skirting Around Deadline? July 30th, 2022. Summer is upon us! So, let us make a skirt. How does a challenge work? Using Garment Designer, create a skirt (sewn/knit/crochet) and submit photos of your design for this challenge. Susan has lots of inspiration ideas on her Skirt Pinterest board. You can also take our Skirt Webinar this month (see below) to get your mind moving! https://www.pinterest.com/thinkdoodlemake/skirt-ideas/ Inspiration for Design Challenge   We always share the results of the…

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August 2022

Webinar: Let’s Make Capes and Coats with Garment Designer

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States + Google Map
$25.00

Let’s Make Capes and Coats with Garment Designer Wednesday, August 10th , 20212  11 a.m.  PT Web-162 https://shop.cochenille.com/collections/webinars-online/products/lets-make-capes-and-coats-with-garment-designer Let's Make Capes and Coats will feature the development of over-garments that suit us well during the cooler months. It will cover design considerations for this genre of clothing, fabric choice, appropriate styles in Garment Designer, the sequence of steps in building patterns. A variety of cape and coat styles will allow you to work with wovens, knits, crochet, and hand knitting…

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Toast and Boast #19

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States + Google Map
Free

Toast and Boast #19 Fri, Aug 12, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT) Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://meet.goto.com/867332637 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (224) 501-3412 Access Code: 867-332-637 Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://meet.goto.com/install

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Webinar: Creative Facing Alternative

August 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Creative Facing Alternatives Tuesday, August 16th, 2022 1 pm  PT Web-118 https://shop.cochenille.com/collections/webinars-online/products/webinar-facing-alternatives   Are you tired of using the standard facing? Why not explore some alternatives to facings as gleaned by paying attention to designer clothing. Susan will share multiple images of garments that she has collected in her travels and discuss not only how to approach the designs of these in Garment Designer, but also the sewing techniques involved as well. Learn to give your work a signature look…

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Webinar: Unique Color Design with Stitch Painter

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States + Google Map
$25.00

Unique Color Design with Stitch Painter Wednesday, August 24th, 11 a.m. Web-139 https://shop.cochenille.com/collections/webinars-online/products/webinar-unique-color-design-with-stitch-painter Stitch Painter is a grid-design tool for any textile person who creates on a grid. Whether you are a knitter, weaver, crocheter, beader, needleworker, or other, you will want to see all the creative things you can do with the software. Susan will demonstrate a variety of techniques such as creating gradients, experimenting with color rotation, FAST design techniques, building sophisticated motifs/patterns. You will see a variety…

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Webinar: Creative Approaches to Copying Ready-to-Wear

August 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Creative Approaches to Copying Ready-to-Wear Wednesday, August 31st, 2022 11 a.m.  PT Web-140 https://shop.cochenille.com/collections/webinars-online/products/webinar-approaches-to-copying-ready-to-wear-1 Learn to create patterns from your favorite clothing! The art of translating a garment you see to a pattern is a simple learned skill. Whether you start with a photo, a favorite garment, in the dressing room, Pinterest, or other, the general process is similar. Let Susan Lazear show you the steps for the various approaches which involve, analysis, proportions, and details translation. Learn how to…

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September 2022

Italy Fashion and Design Treat, 2022

September 13
Verona, Italy Verona, Verona Italy + Google Map
$1600

Italy Fashion Retreat 2022 Location: Verona, Italy October 11th - 20th, 2022 View of Verona, Italy, the site of our Fall Retreat, 2022 Susan (Cochenille's owner) has been going to Verona since 2007 and has developed a sense for Italian fashion, food, and lifestyle. In fact, she has recently purchased a second home there and will host events at her apartment. Susan has established contacts with various artists, designers, stores, museums, and food-related businesses. This year, our 2022 retreat, centered…

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