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January 2024

Webinar: Approaches to Copying Ready-to-Wear

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Approaches to Copying Ready-to-Wear Friday, January 19th, 2024, 10 a.m. PT Web-140 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 build a…

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Webinar: Let’s Make a Vest

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Let’s Make a Vest Saturday, January 27th, 2024 10 a.m.  PT Web-153 Inspiration and Pattern Let’s Make a Vest will feature the development of a vest, which we define as a sleeveless top to be worn over another garment. This is appropriate for both sewers and knitters. Topics will cover design considerations, fabric/yarn choice, appropriate styles in Garment Designer, the sequence of steps in building the pattern and the option of darts. You will also learn how to add the additional…

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Webinar: All About Knit Fabrics: Design and Use ** New

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

All About Knit Fabrics: Design and Use. *** NEW Wednesday, January 31st, 2024. 1 p.m. PT Everyone loves to wear knits. They are easy to work with, quick to sew, and comfortable to wear. This webinar will focus on a discussion of the most popular knit fabrics and the characteristics of each. You will learn how to choose a knit for a specific end use and how to adjust a pattern for the knit vs. woven garment. Learn how to…

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February 2024

Toast and Boast #23. User Sharing

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

Toast and Boast #23 Feb 2, 2024, 1:00 – 2:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles) Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://meet.goto.com/897199413 You can also dial in using your phone. Access Code: 897-199-413 United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://meet.goto.com/install

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Webinar: Walking Tour of Garment Designer

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
GoToMeeting CA United States + Google Map
$25.00

Walking Tour of Garment Designer Friday, February 9th, 2024. 10 a.m. Web-128 Click here to register Take a tour of Garment Designer 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. So join us as we walk through functions and menus of Garment Designer and share additional…

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Webinar: From Tokyo to Kyoto to Garment Designer

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States + Google Map
$25.00

From Tokyo to Kyoto to Garment Designer Thursday, February 15th, 2024.  11 a.m. PTWeb-123 To register, click here.  Japan is a leader in the world of fashion. Designers there are known for mixing traditional with modern tastes. In this webinar, Susan will share various styles she has photographed on the streets and in store windows. She will show you how to analyze them and then build patterns with Garment Designer. Learn more about using your software as you expand your…

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Webinar: Let’s Make a Top

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Let’s Make a Top Monday, February 19th, 2024. 2 p.m. PT Web-156 To register, click here. Let’s Make a Top will walk you through the process of creating various styles of tops with Garment Designer. It will cover design considerations, fabric choice, appropriate styles in Garment Designer, the sequence of steps in building a top. A variety of styles, neckline, armhole/sleeve and hem treatments will be shown. Design and construction tips will be included as well as inspirational ideas. The…

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Webinar Workshop: Pattern Pizazz – Workshop, Creative Pattern Making Skills (hand)

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Zoom
$50.00

Pattern Pizazz – Workshop. Creative Pattern Making Skills (Hand) Webinar Workshop Saturday, February 24th, 2024  9 - 11:30 am PT. 2.5 hours WW-02 To sign up click here. Even though we like to use computer pattern drafting, it is always a good idea to know some basics of hand-drafting. In this workshop you will learn several hand pattern making techniques that can help you transform one garment style into another. Working with 1/4-scale basic patterns, students will learn how to…

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Sewing and Stitchery Expo, Puyallup, WA. Feb. 29th – March 3rd 2024

February 29 @ 8:00 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm
Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Avenue SW
Puyallup, WA 98371 United States
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Cochenille will be vending and Susan will be teaching at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in late Feb/ early March. Download a flyer to see what classes are being taught at https://sewexpo.com/documents/2023/12/2024-expo-brochure.pdf/. Susan is teaching a variety of classes including the following: 1 Needle Classes (45 minutes) Stretch Factors for Knits: How These Impact Fit and Design What Happened to my Waist: Extending the Life of your Skirts and Pants It's All About Relationships ... in patterns 2 Needle Classes…

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March 2024

Webinar: Working with Top/Bottom Mode in Garment Designer

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Thursday, March 14th, 2024, 10 a.m.  PT Garment Designer allows you to design Tops and Bottoms in the same file. This allows you to design with proper proportions between jackets and skirts, pants and tops, etc. It also lets you build two-piece outfits such as empire-waist styles, jackets and skirts, pants/tops, and more. Learn how using this mode can help you design garments you never thought possible in the program. If you sign up, please check your SPAM folder for the webinar…

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