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September 2023

Webinar/Workshop

September 15, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
GoToMeeting CA United States
$75.00

Online Webinar/Workshop: From Self Analysis to Capsule Wardrobe (3 parts) Friday, Sept. 15th, 2023 - 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. PT Saturday, Sept. 16th, 2023 - 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. PT Saturday Sept. 30th, 2023 - 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. PT Web-Wk-01 Do you have clothes you love but don’t wear? Are you tired of making sewn garments or knit/crochet garments that don’t work for you? This online webinar/workshop gives you tools that may help you avoid those…

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Toast and Boast #22

September 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
GoToMeeting CA United States + Google Map
Free

Friday, September 29th, 2023 at 10: a.m.  (NOTE: this is a different time from past) Please join us for our 22nd Toast and Boast. See what users of our software are making. Toast and Boast is a sharing time where our users present the project they have completed. We will also be sharing the project of the winner of our recent Design Challenge: Zero Waste. Toast and Boast #22 Sep 29, 2023, 10:00 – 11:00 AM (America/Los_Angeles) Please join my meeting from your…

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October 2023

Webinar: Let’s Make Capes and Coats

October 5, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Let’s Make Capes and Coats. Web- Thursday, October 5th, 2023 9 am  PT                       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,…

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Design Retreat in Verona, Italy

October 11, 2023 @ 8:00 am - October 20, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Verona, Italy Verona, Verona Italy + Google Map
$1600

Italy Fashion, Craft, and Food Retreat Verona, Italy October 11-20, 2023 We have one remaining opening on this Retreat! Susan 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 2023 retreat, centered in Verona, will include day-trips to…

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November 2023

Webinar: Understanding Armhole-Sleeve Relationships

November 9, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Thursday, November 9, 2023. 11 am 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.   To purchase, click here. >>> No Need to be Present…

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Webinar: Let’s Work with Handwovens: Design and Sew

November 10, 2023 @ 11:00 am
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Let's Work with Handwovens: Design and Sew Friday, Nov. 10th, 2023.  11 a.m. Whether you wove it yourself, or have purchased fabric that has that hand-woven look, you will want to create unique and memorable fashions which take advantage of the beautiful fabric that inspired you. This webinar looks at the various decisions one makes when choosing styles and picking or creating patterns for hand-woven fabrics. It will also cover a discussion of sewing and finishing techniques. You will see…

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Webinar: Knitting 1,2,3. Step-by-Step with Garment Designer

November 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Knitting 1,2,3 Step by Step Web-135 Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 – 9 a.m.                Design your own knitwear or crochet projects! If you are a knitter (or if you crochet), you will want to use Garment Designer to its fullest. In this webinar Susan will show you how to use Garment Designer to design a knit project. This webinar will help you master the Shaping Instructions, generate shaping charts for regular, top-down, bottom-up, sideways…

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Cochenille Black Friday/Cyber Monday Black Friday Specials

November 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am - November 27, 2023 @ 11:59 pm
Online
Free

Cochenille is pleased to offer a 10% discount on all products on our website. with the exclusion of software upgrades. What?   10% discount on all products with the exclusion of software upgrades  Where?   Here on our web store.  You can read more about our products at             www.cochenille.com  When?  Tuesday, Nov. 21st through Monday, Nov. 27th, 2023.  Why?   Because we appreciate you!  Who?   Anyone, but one use per customer Use the link below to…

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December 2023

Webinar: Working Creatively with Symmetry in Garment Designer

December 5, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Tuesday, December 5,  2023, 9 am PT Click here to sign up for the webinar. 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…

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Webinar: Creating Menswear with Garment Designer

December 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Monday, December 11, 2023  9 a.m. PT Click here to sign up for the webinar. With the growing boom in men sewing and knitting, we think it's time to repeat our popular  webinar! If you are a male sewist or knitter, or you want to make something for the special males in your life, come join us in this webinar which will focus on creating patterns for men. We will look at various top styles including the Henley, Raglan, Pullover, Saddle…

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