February 26-March 1, 2015
The Sewing & Stitching Expo...Puyallup, Washington
I will be presenting 2 different classes over the 4 days and a Fashion show on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Learn the Ropes...Thurs & Sat 2:30-3:15
Why do some sewing techniques work while others look like ‘Loving Hands at Home?’ Louise’s methods are not couture or complicated tailoring, but precision sewing. Louise will share real sewing solutions and practical advice such as pockets placed with using a single dot, sleeves set in with no gathering, edge stitching and topstitching, mastering the art of grading and clipping along seams and around curves.
Cutting Edge Pants...Fri & Sun 9:30-10:15
With five pant styles in Louise’s pattern line, there are many options to choose from. From the one seam pant pattern, to the latest slim leg style, find out how to make the various designs fit just your shape and size. With easy charts to follow for hip circumference and depth of crotch, your fit can be completed in 20 minutes. Add pockets, even with no side seams, and optional waistline darts for a trimmer fit. Louise will guide you through the process to success.
Casual, Ease, Simply Put Together Fashion Show THU at 9:30am…FRI at 1:30pm…SAT at 9:30am
Pick up your passport to an easy style that will make every day feel like a vacation. You’ll love this casual look, especially when it gives you so much flexibility. The combined pattern companies of Cutting Line Designs and Shapes Patterns have distinct styling, with a sophisticated cut and playful details. The two pattern companies make it easy to mix and match with a wide array of separates and comfortable fit creating an easy way to express your individuality. See how much fun you can have with the many variations Louise Cutting and Sandra Miller (the first Sample Maker) have created from Cutting Line Designs and Shapes. Your destination is relaxation.
There will be 2 booths in the ShowPlex with Cutting Line Design and Shapes Patterns, all 8 Insider Industry Techniques DVD’s, including the new DVD’s in the collection of Quick-to-Sew Pants, The Versatile Jacket, and The Blouse Perfected. Plus….Designer Cuts….Designer Cuts….Designer Cuts from the best European collections
Original Sewing & Quilt Expos for Spring http://www.sewingexpo.com/Home.aspx
In both Lakeland and Atlanta there will be 2 booths (20’ x 10’) full of beautiful fabrics from Europe and Japan…plus buttons, Cutting Line Design patterns, DVD’s including all 7 Industry Insider Techniques, Quick-to-Sew Pants, The Versatile Jacket, and The Blouse Perfected.
March 5, 6 & 7, 2015 Lakeland, FL . The Lakeland Center
Learn the Ropes…Thurs 9:00am
Why do some sewing techniques yield perfect results, but others result in that “loving hands at home” look? Louise’s methods are not couture or complicated tailoring either. She refers to them as “precision sewing”. Learn about pockets placed using a single dot, sleeves set in without any gathering, edge stitching, topstitching and mastering the art of grading and clipping along
seams and around curves. She’s just finished Volume 8 of Industry Insider Techniques, and is ready to share real sewing solutions and practical advice from the entire series.
Style Q & A…Fri 10:30am
Start with placing yourself in the correct pattern size; update your personal style. Keep your ‘half’ measurements at your fingertips; learn which proportions work best for pants, skirts, and sleeves and you. What’s your most flattering neckline? Pick up the best placement for buttonholes and solutions for garments not fitting along the shoulder line and sleeve cap. In the end, you’ll see how small adjustments on your patterns will make you look like a ‘class act’…and with a few fitting issues solved on the pattern, garment sewing is FUN.
Searching for a Pant That’s Always On The Cutting Edge…Sat 9:00am
With 5 pant styles in her pattern line, Louise provides many options from which to choose. Discover how to make the various designs fit your own shape and size, from the updated One Seam® Pants pattern, to the latest slim leg style. See how, by using Louise’s easy chart for hip circumference and depth of crotch, your fit can be completed in 20 minutes. Learn to add pockets, even without side seams, and optional waistline darts for a trimmer fit.
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Atlanta March 12, 13, 14, 2015 http://www.sewingexpo.com/AtlantaGA.aspx
The Class information will be available 10 weeks prior to the Expo. I usually teach the same classes I teach in Lakeland, but the times may vary.
Teaching around the country for Spring 2015:
April 10 and 11, 2015
The ASG chapter in Tucson For additional information on the two day event please contact: email@example.com
April 10th.....All day hands on lecture and workbook: Fitting In & Standing Out!
Have you stopped sewing clothes because of fitting issues? Your most common fitting issues will now be in one place…at your finger tips. Working in quarter scale…known as ‘mini-pats’…it’s a great way to make alternations plus test design ideas. Your completed notebook will include detailed instructions for dart manipulations, forward shoulders, rounded upper back, blending sizes, enlarging, reducing, lengthening & shortening garments, fitting arm circumferences & more. Fix common fitting issues found throughout the pattern…plus pants!
April 11 The all-day event will be…the Best of….Tips, Techniques and a Wonderful Trunk Show.
For upcoming weekends with Louise and Sandy please refer to the Retreat Page