October 18-20, 2018
Fairfield Inn & Suites - Lake Oswego, Oregon

Workshop Fee: $595

  • 3 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

From slim leg pants to wide leg trousers, from low rise to high waisted - pants are a staple in our wardrobes. They come in all shapes and sizes, yet getting a good fit can be a challenge. Join Marla for 3 days of fitting great looking pants using a method that combines flat pattern adjustments and draping techniques.
Choose the patterns and fabrics that work for your lifestyle. Try several styles or concentrate on fitting and perfecting one basic pattern. Bring fabric for several pairs or shop here in Portland at our wonderful fabric stores (See Optional Shopping Day below).
Learn how and where to measure the body and the pattern, how to make adjustments to the pattern, and tissue fit any style of pants. Then grain up your fabric, cut, and sew up a pair of pants. You will learn how to sew smooth darts, a variety of pockets and fly front and invisible zipper applications. Fine tune your fit as you sew. Then learn about waistline finishes, inserting linings and finishing your pants with the perfect hem.

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 Wednesday, October 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 September 20, 2018. 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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