Price: $189.00    Class begins: November 3, 2014

Petticoats1 Petticoats2Petticoats with Debra Bruneaux, Portland Opera

Mondays, November 3-December 1, 6-9 pm

$189 (includes sample fabrics, pattern & handouts)

Learn couture techniques from the design houses of Paris and tricks from the pros at Portland Opera as you learn how to layer organza, tulle, net and batiste and eyelet properly to make a petticoat for your wedding dress, party dress, costume or to wear as a skirt!

Available Spaces: 9


Price: $75.00    Class begins: November 7, 2014

Menswear - Ties with Ali Loverink of Duchess Clothiers

Three sessions:  Fridays, November 7-21, 6-9 pm, $75

Learn the basics of making ties from scratch. In this class we will explore the proper way of making a necktie from a pattern to finished product.  We will learn types of interfacing, and different construction methods for making a tie.  You'll end up with a standard necktie and a bowtie.

Available Spaces: 7

Intermediate Sewing: Casual Jacket

Price: $189.00    Class begins: January 6, 2015

OLS Jacket

OLS Jean Jacket

Paris Moto Jacket

Paris Moto Jacket

$189 or $349 if combined with Perfect White Shirt. Includes pattern & handouts.

Tuesdays, January 6-February 10, 10 am-1 pm or 6-9 pm

Choose from one of two patterns to make a cool classic that’s suitable for any season of Oregon weather. You’ll learn how to work with denim and other thick fabrics, make bachelor buttons and buttonholes, and five different kinds of professional-looking flat fell seams.

Prerequisite: Apparel Construction

Available Spaces: 16


Price: $269.00    Class begins: January 8, 2015


Choose from one of four patterns

Thursdays, January 8-February 26, (8 weeks) 6-9 pm

$269. Includes patterns & handouts

Guess what? It rains in Portland! And yet we still go outside to walk, bike and hike. Create a garment that can help you face winter in the Northwest: Water-repellent, warm and wearable with style. Become familiar with fabrics and findings. Sew details appropriate to such garments.  Includes your choice of one of four patterns. Make your choice of a overcoat, trench coat, pea coat or  parka.  Choose wool or technical fabrics including the latest bonded fabrics.

Prerequisite: Apparel Construction 

Available Spaces: 8


Price: $189.00    Class begins: January 9, 2015

Bias Charmeuse Slip CU

Level 1: Slip, cami, tap pants.


Level 2: Bra, panties, teddy.

Fridays, Jan 9-March 27, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm.

$189 per class or $349 for series.  Includes all patterns.

Level 1: Plan for a romantic evening with a camisole, tap pants and embellished slip.  Work with difficult woven fabrics, such as silk charmeuse.  Learn how to apply elastic and lace. Cut and sew on the bias.

Level 2: Step up your skills and work with knits and stretch fabrics while you make panties, a bra and a teddy.  Attach stretch lace, plush elastic and bra backs and straps.  Discover sources for bra-making materials.  Create garments that fit you and learn how to make garments to fit others.

Prerequisite: Apparel Construction

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The lingerie class was fantastic!  I loved learning the techniques and of course, working with gorgeous silk.  The cami/short set I made is so beautiful! -- Suzy, Spring 2014

Available Spaces: 17

Intermediate Sewing: Perfect White Shirt

Price: $349.00    Class begins: February 17, 2015

White shirts

Choose from one of four looks

Perfect White Shirt

 Tuesdays, February 17-March 24 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm

$189 or $349 if combined with Casual Jacket.  Includes for pattern and handouts.

It's the hottest thing on the New York runways:  The classic white shirt.  Choose from one of four styles.   Learn to adjust your pattern to fit you. Then learn techniques from the garment industry for perfect cuffs, collars, collar bands and pockets.  PS:  It doesn't have to be white!

Prerequisite: Apparel Construction

Available Spaces: 16


Price: $189.00    Class begins: February 19, 2015

Shape Wear BlackShapewear

Thursdays, February 19-March 26, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm.

$189.  Includes patterns.

Sreamline your silhouette, eliminate panty lines and flatten your tummy for a smooth look under your clothes.  Work with heavy duty 4-way stretch and elastic to make a body shaper and power panties with mid-thigh and high waist options in this advanced class.

Available Spaces: 16