2019 Fall Garment Designer Workshop – Dress it Up!

2019 Fall Garment Designer Workshop

Cochenille Design Studio is planning our annual Fall Workshop. Save the date for November 1st to 3rd San Marcos, California!

If you are interested in this workshop please contact us at info@cochenille.com to have your name added to our interested list. You will receive updates and details pertaining to this workshop.

The goal of our Garment Designer Fall retreat this year will focus on creating a simple pattern of your choice and dressing it up.

For this workshop we will be keeping the garment style simple so we can explore the use of extra details such as pockets, collars, bands etc. to create a design that is unique to you.

Software creator and Professor of Fashion, Susan Lazear, will be pulling inspiration from current fashions and trends to help guide you as you use Garment Designer to create a new custom garment.

We will also be taking a day to explore some design inspiration and shopping around San Diego.

Warmest Regards!

-Cochenille Team

(858) 259-1698
Mon-Thu 12 p.m – 5 p.m. PT

Working with the Extras Menu

Working with the Extras Menu

Working with the Extras Menu

Increase your knowledge of Garment Designer to add style, functionality or advance your pattern skills. Learn how to apply Collars, Cuffs, Pockets, Edgings and Generic Shapes to your patterns.

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.

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.

Webinars will be available to review for attendees who sign up prior to the scheduled webinar but are unable to attend at that time. The video will be completely unedited, directly from the webinar meeting. It will be available for three days after the webinar is hosted. You must sign up prior to the scheduled date.

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

Cochenille Design Challenge – Accessorize to Exercise your Garment Designer Skills

Patterning with Garment Designer: Making an Accessory

Hello Fellow Crafters,

Time to think out of the box and challenge your Garment Designer skills!

If you have been keeping up with our Creative with Cochenille Blog, you already have an idea on how to transform our Style Sets into something new (like making a fanny pack out of a skirt style).

Cochenille Design Studio invites you to try your own transformation. Think of an accessory you would like to make, then get creative with Garment Designer’s style sets, symmetry options, extras menu and point manipulation to make the pattern.

This exercise will help you explore Garment Designer’s Style Sets and menu options as you look for new and different ways to make your accessory pattern.

You can swing by our blog and see the accessory Stephanie made using the software.

Just want to make a fun accessory? Try our Couture Totes Plug-in for Garment Designer or Stand Alone program to make a pre-patterned tote accessory! Sewing instructions are included and they are all based around clothing themes.

Email us your projects at info@cochenille.com or tag us on instagram (CochenilleDesignStudio) and use the hashtag #CochenilleDesignChallenge

We look forward to seeing your creations!

Copying a Favorite Garment on Garment Designer

Copying a Favorite Garment on Garment Designer

Copying a Favorite Garment on Garment Designer

Copying a Favorite Garment webinar will show you how Garment Designer excels at allowing you to copy your favorite clothing. In this webinar, Susan will show you how to take a favorite garment, determine key measurements and then build it in Garment Designer. Discussion of fit, measurements and Garment Designer operations will be covered.

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