Classes

Classes

Fashion Design Workshop at Britex Fabrics
August 19, 2017
September 16, 2017
October 14, 2017
November 4, 2017
December 9, 2017
Saturdays, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Join us for a 2-hour interactive workshop on fashion design. This inspirational and creative fashion design course will introduce you to the principles of fashion design, including basic fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and fabric awareness. Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, students will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage. This course is open to students, aspiring fashion designers, stylists, fashionistas, and seamstresses alike.

Sew a Summer Top at Handcraft Studio School
Stay tuned for new class dates!
Saturday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Students will learn how to sew a relaxed summer top using our Trapezoid Top pattern, available exclusively through our workshops and not sold in stores or online. The top features relaxed fit kimono sleeves and slips on effortlessly without the hassle of a zipper or button closure. This easy-to-wear silhouette is layerable for year-round wear and the perfect project to jumpstart building your handmade wardrobe. We will discuss basic pattern reading, taking measurements, and fabric layout best practices. Garment construction technique demonstrations include applying neckline bias binding, sewing curves, hemming, and achieving a professional finish.

Fashion Design: Designing for Others at Britex Fabrics
Stay tuned for new class dates!
Saturdays, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Take your designs to the next level in this 2-hour workshop intended for students who would like to design for others – whether it’s custom client work, building a capsule collection, or just understanding the process in general. (Mock client briefs will be available for students who are unable to bring work in progress materials to class.) With help from the instructor and fellow classmates, students will work on building a strong concept, personal vision, and cohesive design. Class will end with student presentations and peer critiques. Students will also have access to additional materials as part of their class fee including croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, card stock, magazines, and fabric swatches.
NOTE: Students are strongly encouraged to come prepared with research, magazine clippings, inspirational images, rough sketches, sketchbooks, illustration mediums, fabric swatches and trim, garment samples, etc. in order to further develop existing projects and get the most out of this class.

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Private Sewing Lessons
Interested in private lessons? Jamie Lau Designs offers individualized sewing lessons for both adults and children. Contact us at jamielaudesigns (at) gmail (dot) com for more information and to schedule an appointment.