BURDA FIT WORKSHOP
June 21-23, 2018
Fairfield Inn & Suites - Lake Oswego, Oregon
Workshop Fee: $595
- 3 days of fitting instruction
- lunch each day
- notebook of instructional materials
The most flattering garments we can wear are those that fit us well. If you are not a "perfect" pattern
size any longer (or never were) and are frustrated with sewing garments that don't fit, join me for Burda
Fit. Take advantage of my 30+ years of experience fitting custom clients and students, get patterns that
fit, and gain the know-how to fit yourself.
We'll take a complete set of body measurements and determine what pattern size or sizes are right for your
body. An individualized sizing chart based on Burda's 13 different measurements will be created just for
you and will show you how to take advantage of the multiple sizes in Burda patterns.
Start with a tissue pattern from the pattern book, trace a design from the Burda magazine, or download a
pattern from the website. Then, using your picture chart, learn to custom draft a pattern to fit your body.
Next, we will pin the pattern pieces together to tissue fit. Try on the paper – you'll be amazed at how
much you can see in paper. Learn how to identify where any fitting problems are and how to adjust for
them in the paper pattern before you ever cut into your fabric. We'll address altering for rounded or
flat backs, broad, narrow or forward shoulders, full busts, full upper arms and more.
Then learn how to translate paper fit into fabric fit. Take at least one pattern into fabric and learn
how to fine tune the fit. With your confidence boosted, you will be ready to sew up some great new clothes.
You may bring your own sewing machine or arrange with Marla to borrow one.
Workshops begin each morning at 9AM and finish at 5PM. The classroom is available to you in the evening and will be locked securely overnight.
Lunch is included each day. There are many restaurants within walking distance for dinner on your own.
This workshop will be limited to 6 students to ensure individual attention. A $100 non-refundable deposit will reserve a space for you.
The workshop will be held at the Fairfield Inn & Suites – Portland South/Lake Oswego, located at 6100 SW Meadows Road,
Lake Oswego, OR 97035. Accommodations are available at the Fairfield Inn or other nearby hotels. Contact the
Fairfield Inn directly at 503-670-7557 to make a reservation. Ask for the Kazell Sewing room rate.
OPTIONAL SHOPPING DAY
An optional shopping day on
Wednesday, June 20,
will give you an opportunity to visit many of the fabulous fabric stores
in Portland – Josephine's Dry Goods, Mill End, Fabric Depot, and others. Shop for the perfect fabric for your class project or
add an irresistible piece to your stash. We'll break for lunch, then shop 'til we drop! The fee for this optional day is $115.
To reserve your space, please send the registration form
and a check for either the $100 non-refundable deposit or the total fee. The balance is due
May 24, 2018.
Please make checks payable to Marla Kazell. Return form to:
13333 SW 72nd Avenue, #10-E
Tigard OR 97223
For cancellations made 30 days prior to the workshop or earlier, any fees received (beyond the $100
non-refundable deposit) will be refunded or transferred to another workshop. There are no refunds or
transfers for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the workshop. Workshops may be canceled
if minimum enrollment is not obtained 30 days prior to workshop. All deposits and fees will then be refunded.