June 21-23, 2019
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 my Get Fit workshop. Take advantage of my 35+ years of experience fitting custom clients and students, get patterns that fit, and gain the know-how to fit yourself.
Choose patterns from any pattern company. We'll take a complete set of body measurements and determine what pattern size or sizes are right for you. Learn how to alter a single size pattern, take advantage of multiple size patterns, or learn how to custom draft a pattern using a Burda pattern and measurement chart.

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 garments.

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.


An optional shopping day on Thursday, 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 17, 2019. Please make checks payable to Marla Kazell. Return form to:

Marla Kazell
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.
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