PRACTICAL COUTURE WORKSHOP
April 19-22, 2018
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
Going beyond basic pattern instructions, choosing alternative techniques and selecting the best design solutions to create the most beautiful garments – that's
practical couture. Join Marla for this fun workshop designed to polish your sewing skills, add creative details to your garments and boost your confidence.
We'll go back to basics with lessons on graining up fabric, useful hand stitches, and sewing and pressing seams. Using Roberta Carr's book, Couture
The Art of Fine Sewing, as a reference, you can practice sewing techniques that you can add to your repertoire, including 10 ways to use silk organza,
applying bias binding, a great side seam pocket and more.
Send your wish list of any techniques you'd like to learn. Bring pictures or photos that inspire you, and fabrics or patterns that challenge you. Marla
will incorporate them into the lessons.
You'll learn to sew with your head and without fear as you practice your new skills by constructing a garment of your choice in class. Marla will consult
with you on your pattern and fabric choices before class.
Get a head start with a fitting session (see Optional Fitting Session below). Take advantage of Portland's wonderful
fabric stores with a day of shopping (see Optional Shopping Day below).
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, April 18.
Transportation from the hotel will be provided. The fee for this optional session is $55.
OPTIONAL SHOPPING DAY
An optional shopping day on
Monday, April 23,
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
March 22, 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.