Couture Dress with Stephanie D of Stephanie D Couture
Make the dress of your dreams -- whether its for your wedding, a reunion or a special event. Once Stephanie D teaches you these couture sewing techniques, you will have the skills to adapt the included pattern or bring your own pattern to create whatever dress you need. Start by creating, modifying and perfecting a muslin version of your pattern. Then complete the dress with underlinings, and with flawless details including waist stays.
Thursdays, October 23-December 4, 6-9 pm. (No class Thanksgiving.)
Intermediate Sewing: Activewear & Performance Fabrics
Fridays, October 24-December 5, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm (no class Thanksgiving weekend)
$189 (includes pattern and handouts).
Use your patterns from your Pattern 4 class or use one of ours. Learn to sew and fit high-tech stretchy fabric to make a complete ensemble, ready for action. Start with hoodies. Move on to leggings or yoga pants: Comfortable pants to wear to the gym or shopping, high-rise or low-rise. Finish with a sports bra or top. Learn the right materials and stitches to use.
Prerequisite: Sewing Knits
Just want to let you know how much I enjoyed the activewear class. I learned so much, and have two new garments to wear. . . .leads me to greater appreciation of the work the Nike designers do. -- Deb, Fall 2012
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!
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.