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

Variations on a Theme

Variations on a Theme


Just as music has variations to a theme, so can we, using Garment Designer. In this webinar, you will learn how to take one pattern and apply different variations to it to create multiple looks. This is an ideal approach for anyone who has a garment they love, and want more mileage from. The inspiration garment for this webinar comes from Italy.

Webinars are 60 to 70 minute classes, to include lecture, Q & A with software designer and professor of fashion Susan Lazear and a PDF handout from the class for personal use. If you have never attended a webinar before and would like more information on what is involved, please feel free to contact us.

Can’t make it to the scheduled time? We will have a webinar video 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.

***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.

If you’d like to take a class with Susan in-person, she will be
teaching classes at STITCHES Salt Lake and STITCHES SoCal. Please see our events page for more information.


Webinar – LagenLook: Layered Fashions Using Garment Designer

Webinar – LagenLook: Layered Fashions Using Garment Designer

LagenLook: Layered Fashions Using Garment Designer

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.

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