September 10-14, 2020
Fairfield Inn & Suites - Lake Oswego, Oregon

Workshop Fee: $995

  • 5 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

Transforming a beautiful piece of wool into a coat or jacket is one of my favorite things. Successful tailoring requires some special sewing and pressing techniques. In this workshop, I will show you all the details that make a magnificent coat or jacket.
We will start with fitting and preparation of patterns including off-graining, button/overlap width and drafting or adjusting lining pattern pieces. Learn about turn-of-the-cloth and working with heavier coating fabrics.
A variety of coat and jacket samples will be available to show interfacing options, notched collars, a number of welt pocket and bound buttonhole choices, sleeves, shoulder shaping, interfaced hems, lining options and more.

Choose any coat or jacket pattern you desire. Consult with Marla on your fabric choices. The techniques you need to know will be included in class so you can sew a fabulous coat or jacket.

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.


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 13, 2020. 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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