JACKETS - DESIGN AND CONQUER WORKSHOP
September 13-16, 2018
*** DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE ***
Fairfield Inn & Suites - Lake Oswego, Oregon
Workshop Fee: $795
- 4 days of design, fitting and sewing instruction
- classroom equipped with pressing stations, irons and pressing tools
- 6 foot table for each student
- lunch each day
- notebook of instructional materials
Jackets are a must in everyone's wardrobe. Suits and blazers are great, but don't you usually reach for
something more casual? A simple cardigan, shirt jacket, baseball or bomber style jacket – easy and
comfortable. No matter the style, a great fitting jacket and some good tailoring techniques will help you
create your perfect jacket.
Let's start with a basic pattern and get the fit just right. Then, see how you can change up the details
and fabrics to change the look. Try a fun new buttonhole technique or change the closure to a zipper. Draft
a new collar, manipulate the darts, combine patterns or add pockets. Express your artistic self with collage,
couching, or trims. Use a beautiful fabric for a dressy look or go casual with denim or knits. Make your jacket
lined, unlined or reversible. No one will know they all started with the same pattern!
Learn the best techniques for sewing your jacket, including tips for interfacing selection, reducing bulk,
pressing, setting in sleeves and drafting a lining.
A list of suggested patterns and design ideas will be sent to you when you register. During the workshop,
you will fit and sew a jacket, and make a notebook of samples for future jackets.
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 FITTING SESSION
Get a head start on your class project by fitting your pattern with Marla's expert help. Schedule a private 60 minute session in her nearby studio on
Wednesday, September 12.
Transportation from the hotel will be provided. The fee for this optional session is $55.
OPTIONAL SHOPPING DAY
An optional shopping day on
Monday, September 17,
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
August 16, 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.