Cochenille Design Studio

Holiday Sewing Time

It’s that time of year!

Make your family stockings using Garment Designer’s Holiday Collection Add-on, or the Stand-alone version of the software.

Time to think about making some new holiday decorations. Did you know that we here at Cochenille have a Holiday plug-in to Garment Designer? It is also available as a stand-alone program, meaning you do not need to own Garment Designer to run it. There are stockings (for people and animals), a bottle bag, various carriers for food, a tree skirt, and more.

I recently made holiday stockings for my son and his family. I chose the Stiletto shoe style for my daughter-in-law, an elf one for my granddaughter, and a standard stocking style for my son. I chose to use lightweight interior fabrics, in a somewhat darkened holiday palette.

Here you can see the stiletto pattern in Garment Designer.

The Stiletto pattern for a holiday stocking.

And here are the pattern pieces for all of the stockings. I spliced some of the patterns to allow me to have more fabrications involved.

My assortment of pattern pieces for holiday stockings using Garment Designer software.

These next few images will show you how I mixed and matched the fabrics within a given stocking.

The elf-style stocking, this one for my granddaughter.
Garment Designer’s Standard stocking, and look how you can dress it up!
The base of the stiletto stocking.

Then… on to the trims!

Lots of options for trims.

And I cut letters out of craft felt for the names.

Customizing the stockings with names.

Now… they hang every Christmas and My granddaughter can’t wait to see what’s in hers on Christmas morning.

Hanging in place, every year now.

and if you like, there are options for your dog or cat… Here is the Bone stocking pattern.

Make a stocking for the doggie in your world.

View our Holiday Collection video here: https://youtu.be/rmwZnaqMAqk

Garment Designer: Did you know? Part 1

Garment Designer: Did you know? Part 1

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 cannot be viewed later if purchased.

Webinars need a minimum of three participants to host. If we do not meet this minimum the webinar will be cancelled two days prior, so be sure to register early.

After registration, we will contact you with the meeting information.

Webinar hosted in Pacific Time

LagenLook: Layered Fashions Using Garment Designer

LagenLook: Layered Fashions Using Garment Designer

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 make Lagenlook patterns on Garment Designer. The asymmetric elements, varying hemlines and unique style makes this look perfect for learning how to think out of the box and use different techniques on Garment Designer.

Webinars need a minimum of three participants to host. If we do not meet this minimum the webinar will be cancelled two days prior, so be sure to register early.

*This is a live class and cannot be viewed later if purchased.

 

From Fashion Windows to Actual Garments #2

From Fashion Windows to Actual Garments #2

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.

Learn some great Garment Designer and patterning tips and turn your next window shopping experience or pinterest board into actual garments. A series of different garments will be shown and used in this workshop. You will learn how to interpret the styles and how to creatively use your software to make the pattern.

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 cannot be viewed later if purchased.

Webinars need a minimum of three participants to host. If we do not meet this minimum the webinar will be cancelled two days prior, so be sure to register early.

After registration, we will contact you with the meeting information.

 

Pants, Pants… Working Towards a Better Fit

Pants, Pants… Working Towards a Better Fit

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 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 cannot be viewed later if purchased

Webinars need a minimum of three participants to host. If we do not meet this minimum the webinar will be cancelled two days prior, so be sure to register early.

After registration, we will contact you with the meeting information.

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