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May 2020

Webinar: Approaches to Copying Ready-to-Wear **NEW

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$25

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 build a schematic, and then the best way to get the image to a pattern with Garment Designer, or through altering an…

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Webinar: Working Creatively with the Symmetry Function in Garment Designer

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25

The Symmetry function in Garment Designer is a powerful feature to use when designing patterns. Susan will help you understand how to use symmetry effectively and creatively so that you can get the most out of this feature. You will learn the difference between Mirror and Give/Take symmetries, and the best approaches to use when designing. You will see Susan build multiple fashion garments using the Symmetry function to its fuller. By the end, you should feel more confident to…

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Webinar: Unique Color Design with Stitch Painter ***New

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$25

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 of examples pulled from the web and Pinterest, plus Susan's own work. This…

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June 2020

Webinar: Working with the Extras Menu

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$25.00

Designing garments is step one, but accessorizing that garment with the right 'add-ons' is what makes it unique. In this webinar you will learn how to use all the items in the Extras menu to add Collars, Cuffs, Pockets, Edgings, and Additional Shapes to the body of your garment. Learn the lingo of styles, how to plan and place them, and how to build them. Fashionable inspirations will be shown as well to inspire you to add 'extras' to your…

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Webinar: Walking Tour of Garment Designer

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$25.00

New to Garment Designer? or possibly a bit rusty? Take a tour of the software with Susan Lazear as your tour guide! Susan will show you Garment Designer’s main attractions as well as help you discover destinations you may not have known existed. This tour will help seasoned travelers and new tourists explore Cochenille’s pattern making software for sewing or knitting. So join us and take a scenic stroll through Garment Designer's menus, shortcuts and capabilities to help you gain…

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Webinar: Combining Knits/Crochet and Fabric Updated

June 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$25.00

Garment Designer allows you to create for knitting, crochet and sewing. So, why not make garments that utilize combinations! In this webinar, you will learn how to plan for, and create garments that incorporate both knit or crochet and sewn parts. Fashion inspiration as well as design how-to's and sewing/joining options will be shown. One does not necessarily need a sewing machine!

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Toast and Boast #3

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States + Google Map

Join Cochenille users from around the world in viewing samples of their work which are arranged in a PowerPoint presentation. This is a free webinar. We meet via GotoMeeting.com (invitation is below). You are also invited to share your work. Email susan@cochenille.com for info. This is our third meet.   Invitation Toast and Boast #3 Fri, Jun 19, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT) Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/300546581 You can also dial…

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Webinar:All About Me! Figure Analysis and Choosing the Right Styles – NEW

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$25.00

In pattern design, the goal is to make clothing that flatters. This webinar will teach you some basic skills on how to analyze yourself for silhouette, facial shape, and body proportions. You then will learn what garment styles are most appropriate for you. We will use various styles in Garment Designer to illustrate styles you should choose. In the end, you will be on your way to making wise decisions in your choice of silhouette, neckline, and accessorizing details in…

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Free Webinar Lecture: Fashion and Sustainability by Susan Lazear

June 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States

Sunday, June 28th, 2 p.m. Pacific Time This lecture is essentially a slightly expanded version of Susan’s TedTalkX that she gave two years ago on Fashion and Sustainability. Learn how the world of fashion challenges our world’s resources, and the various things you can do to improve the footprint fashion takes. See the Invitation below.   Fashion and Sustainability Lecture Sun, Jun 28, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT) Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.…

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Webinar: Translating Sewing Details to Knitting – NEW

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$25.00

Expand your hand or machine knitting repertoire by borrowing ideas from the sewing world. Learn how to knit pin tucks, hung hems, various bindings/edgings, casings, work with zipper ideas, embellishments, and more. Instructions for various techniques will be shared as well as fashion inspirations which will teach you new ways to make your knitting more unique.

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