PDC: PORTLAND SEWING TO OFFER BUSINESS OF APPAREL CLASSES

PDC: PORTLAND SEWING TO OFFER BUSINESS OF APPAREL CLASSES

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Portland Development Commission’s Apparel & Outdoor newsletter promotes Portland Sewing’s apparel business classes: PORTLAND, OR- August 11, 2014- Owner and director of Portland Sewing, Sharon Blair, announced today the launch of the most comprehensive series of the “business of apparel” classes in Oregon. An incubator, sewing instruction center and a preparatory and finishing school for […]

Biz Journal: Classes will stitch apparel industry together.

Biz Journal: Classes will stitch apparel industry together.

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  Next month Portland Sewing and Sharon Blair will launch its most comprehensive series of courses yet for students interested in starting apparel businesses. When Sharon Blair taught at the Art Institute of Portland she noticed students scramble for pencils and note paper when she talked about entrepreneurship. “They were crazy for that information,” she […]

Sewing Tip: How to treat poly dupioni

Q — Today I bought something which is labeled: “Shantung/Dupioni – Navy Poly Shantung – 100% polyester.” It indicates cold water wash and no dryer. I understood that Dupioni is “silk” , so I’m curious about the labeling. Besides the origin, are there other differences in the fabric as far as how they should be […]

Sewing Tip: Making stretch fabric stable

Q – I bought a rayon/spandex twill fabric for the jacket. I didn’t notice that it was lengthwise stretch. Why would one want lengthwise stretch? Will it be possible to use the fabric for my jacket? – Shirley A – You can make stretch fabric more stable by fusing knit interfacing to the wrong side. […]

Still room in these six Summer classes

The Kids Camps are full. So are the Beginning Sewing classes. But there still is room in: – Couture. Learn couture sewing techniques with Stephanie D of Stephanie D Couture. Modify and perfect a muslin version of your pattern or one of ours. Complete your project with underlinings, waist stays and flawless details. M-Th, July […]

Your chance to get into fashion starts now

Your chance to get into fashion starts now

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Go Fashion Forward 2014-2015 program now taking applications Karen Davis.  Karen Chow. Claudia Relyea.  Caitlin McCall.     They all had dreams of becoming successful fashion designers selling a clothing line.  Now they are, thanks in part to Portland Sewing’s Fashion Forward Program.     “It’s all about kicking down the doors and finding the keys […]

Latest Portland Sewing newsletter available

Latest Portland Sewing newsletter available

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Latest Portland Sewing newsletter now available. In this edition: Apparel Business classes get you ready and running. . .Fashion Forward deadline July 9. . .French Heirloom Serging. . .Sewing Tip: Knits. . .Modified Style Clothing Swap http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8d8db8e1d613156f3f060d6c9&id=0686feec97&e

Fashion Forward 2014-2015 now taking applications

Go Fashion Forward 2014-2015 program now taking applications Karen Davis.  Karen Chow. Claudia Relyea.  Caitlin McCall.     They all had dreams of becoming successful fashion designers selling a clothing line.  Now they are, thanks in part to Portland Sewing’s Fashion Forward Program.     “It’s all about kicking down the doors and finding the keys […]

Too much talk, not enough action: MOD review of fashion forum

Too much talk, not enough action: MOD review of fashion forum

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Reporter Marjorie Skinner gives a pointed review of Portland City Club’s Friday Forum, “Fashion Forward.”  Do we have the mojo to make this happen this time?  Read the whole story in  the latest edition of Mercury on Design.

Portland City Club “Fashion Forward” forum draws record crowd

Portland City Club “Fashion Forward” forum draws record crowd

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Did you miss the May 2 Portland City Club forum on Moving Fashion Forward? It was a lively conversation between Seth Aaron, Becky Ross, Mort Bishop, David Howitt, Seth Friedermann, and Sharon Blair.  In the sold-out audience:  Pendleton designer Gretchen Jones, Lisa Frisch of Portland Business Alliance with a group of retailers, reporters Eden Dawn, […]