Upcoming Events


March 7, 2015

Sewing With A Pro in Mobile- 3-Day Event with Sandra Betzina

Saturday, 3/7

10am- 1pm Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show 3 Hour Lecture (includes 1/2 hour break) Sandra Betzina is back with a trunk full of new clothes and patterns to inspire you!  In this class, Sandra will concentrate on details which make her garments unique and functional.

  • Learn how to stabilize and finish necklines in knits and wovens so they do not stretch out of shape and lie flat against the body.
  • Learn how to inset a finishing strip into a neckline, line knit pants, make perfect sleeve plackets, sharp collar points and some clever new pockets.

1-1:30pm Lunch Break

1:30-4:30pm Pattern Fitting 3 Hour Lecture and Seminar (includes 1/2 hour break)   Are you often disappointed in the fit of your garments? Confused about what size to buy? Have you outgrown your old size in one area and not another? Are you intimidated by good fabric because you are afraid of yet another fit failure?Let Sandra Betzina explain her fit formula and how it will work for you!

  • Lots of new pattern alterations, including altering the bust without affecting the armhole, downsizing for the short, up-sizing for the tall, and high hip considerations.
  • Learn how sizing differs from one pattern company to another, what size to buy, how to alter for narrow shoulders, full back, sloping shoulders, full hips, protruding or flat seat, full tummy, large waist, small waist, sway back, and more.
  • Turn pant “hopefuls” into a thing of the past.
  • Eliminate baggy seats, pockets and pleats that pop open, accommodate full thighs, and reshape crotch curves to mimic your body curves

Sunday, 3/8 & Monday 3/9

Hands-On Sewing Workshop with Sandra Betzina

Hours: Sunday->12pm-? and Monday-> 9am-?

Join this small class for days of hands on sewing while you will create a pant, blouse or jacket from a new Today’s Fit pattern, something you will want to make again and again because it fits and is very designer looking. Sandra will bring with her fitting shells in all sizes so you can determine what size you want to make as well as any needed adjustments before you cut out. You are going to love not only making this blouse but wearing it. This blouse has a comfortable not tight fit and makes-up nicely in soft cottons, silks and linens – all with equal success. If you love to make jackets, this takes a blouse pattern and makes it into a jacket. If you you would like to sew something else you are more than welcome as well.

  • Today’s Fit pattern is included with registration
  • light refreshments provided

* You can attend Saturday morning Trunk Show only for $35

** Calendar and Sign-Up info

 EVENT FEES:  $350 for entire weekend if paid by Feb 1st
After Feb 1st Event Fee is $400

CALL 251 634-3133 TO REGISTER

Start: March 7, 2015 10:00 am
End: March 9, 2015 5:00 pm
Workshops: Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show (AM)/Pattern Fitting (PM) and 2-days Sewing with Sandra
Venue: All About Sewing
Phone: (251) 634-3133
Address:
590 Schillinger Rd S, Mobile, AL, 36695, United States
Cost: $350
To Register: Contact Sue Kondis – (251) 634-3133

March 28, 2015

Everything…About Pants & Fashion and Fabric Trunk Show (by San Jose ASG)

9-9:30 Coffee, meet and greet
9:30am-12:30am Everything You Want To Know About Pants
12:30-1pm Lunch Break
1pm-4pm Fashion And Fabric Trunk Show

Start: March 28, 2015 9:00 am
End: March 28, 2015 4:00 pm
Workshops: Everything You Want To Know about Pants & Fashion And Fabric Trunk Show
Venue: Seven Trees Community Center
Phone: (408) 794-1690
Address:
3590 Cas Dr,, San Jose, CA, 95111, United States
Cost: TBD
To Register: Contact Marge Cooper

May 1, 2015

3-Day Hands-On Sewing Retreat-Canada (Calgary)

Be wowed by the dynamic duo of fashion sewing! Join this small class for three days of hands-on sewing with Sandra Betzina and Ron Collins. Use their immense knowledge to finally tune your sewing skills, help with your fitting challenges or tackle those difficult techniques that you have avoided!

Students who attend the 3-day retreat will be our guests for Trunk Show on Monday, May 4th 5-8pm.

Fee is $850 CAD (approx $710 USD)

*This is the first of two retreats click here for more info

~Retreat 1-> May 1-3

~Retreat 2-> May 5-7

Start: May 1, 2015 9:30 am
End: May 3, 2015 5:30 pm
Workshops: 3-Day Hands-On Sewing Retreat
Venue: Out of Hand
Phone: 403-217-4871
Address:
12-6449 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 5R7, Canada
Cost: TBD
To Register: Contact Deirdre – (403) 217-4871 or toll free (888) 263-3353

May 4, 2015

Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show (Calgary)

Sandra Betzina is back with a trunk full of new clothes and patterns to inspire you!  In this class, Sandra will concentrate on details which make her garments unique and functional.

  • Learn how to stabilize and finish necklines in knits and wovens so they do not stretch out of shape and lie flat against the body.
  • Learn how to inset a finishing strip into a neckline, line knit pants, make perfect sleeve plackets, sharp collar points and some clever new pockets.
  • Fee is $45 CAD (approx $41 USD)
  • Trunk Show is included if you are registered in one of the 2 sewing retreats with Sandra Betzina and Ron Collins, May 1-3 or May 5-7.
Start: May 4, 2015 5:00 pm
End: May 4, 2015 8:00 pm
Workshops: Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show
Venue: Out of Hand
Phone: (403) 217-4871
Address:
12-6449 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 5R7, Canada
Cost: $45 CAD
To Register: Contact Deirdre – (403) 217-4871 or toll free (888) 263-3353

May 5, 2015

3-Day Hands-On Sewing Retreat-Canada (Calgary)

Be wowed by the dynamic duo of fashion sewing! Join this small class for three days of hands-on sewing with Sandra Betzina and Ron Collins. Use their immense knowledge to finally tune your sewing skills, help with your fitting challenges or tackle those difficult techniques that you have avoided!

Students who attend the 3-day retreat will be our guests for Trunk Show on Monday, May 4th 5-8pm.

Fee is $850 CAD (approx $710 USD)

*This is the second of two retreats click here for more info

~Retreat 1-> May 1-3

~Retreat 2-> May 5-7

Start: May 5, 2015 9:30 am
End: May 7, 2015 5:30 pm
Workshops: 3-Day Hands-On Sewing Retreat
Venue: Out of Hand
Phone: (403) 217-4871
Address:
12-6449 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3E 5R7, Canada
Cost: $850 CAD
To Register: Contact Deirdre – (403) 217-4871 or toll free (888) 263-3353

May 30, 2015

Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show and Power Sewing Toolbox (by Willamette Valley ASG)

9am-12pm Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show 3 Hour Lecture (includes 1/2 hour break)  Sandra Betzina is back with a trunk full of new clothes and patterns to inspire you!  In this class, Sandra will concentrate on details which make her garments unique and functional.
Learn how to stabilize and finish necklines in knits and wovens so they do not stretch out of shape and lie flat against the body.
Learn how to inset a finishing strip into a neckline, line knit pants, make perfect sleeve plackets, sharp collar points and some clever new pockets.

12-12:45pm LUNCH

12:45-3:45pm Power Sewing Toolbox  3 Hour Lecture (includes 1/2 hour break)
Let Sandra Betzina share her latest techniques from her just released book: POWER SEWING TOOLBOX.
Eliminate facings with slick easy bindings for rounded and V necklines and armholes.
Learn construction techniques for stretch mesh, bulk free darts in heavy fabrics, ripple free pleats and how to sew 2 different but difficult fabrics together.
PLUS, get the inside story on sewing with bias, making a lining pattern, covering a shoulder pad and embellishment techniques for sleeves.

Start: May 30, 2015 9:00 am
End: May 30, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Aldersgate
Phone: (503) 743-2494
Address:
7790 Marion Rd SE, Turner, OR, 97392, United States
Cost: TBD
To Register: Contact

June 4, 2015

Fitting the Pattern Made Easier – Event with Sandra Betzina (Berkeley, Ca)

Pattern designer Sandra Betzina has been teaching fitting classes for over 30 years. “Every year I seem to find 2 or 3 new ways of altering which result in better fit”. Come hear Sandra’s lecture on how she starts with an analysis of the pattern before choosing the method of alteration. Fitting at the shoulders is the most important, so pattern measurement and should alteration are next. Then the alteration will be for rounded back, broad back and narrow upper front chest. Sandra follows with the bust – alterations with and without bust darts, princess seams, and adding a dart when needed. Next, there is a discussion on two important measurements – the rib cage – halfway between the bottom of the bra and the waist and tummy measurement. These measurements come into play when deciding what size to use for the waist. Lastly, we proceed to the full hip where it will be decided whether to go up a size or two or to use the slash and spread method. Sandra will also cover pants, where she will demonstrate her latest pant fitting techniques. Join us for a special evening with time for shopping at Stonemountain (discounts of course!)

Stonemountain & Daughter website Class Info click here.

Start: June 4, 2015 6:30 pm
End: June 4, 2015 9:30 pm
Workshops: Fitting the Pattern Made Easier
Venue: Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics
Phone: 510-845-6106
Address:
2518 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
Cost: $45
To Register: Contact Suzan Steinberg – 510-845-6106

June 7, 2015

Pattern Alteration Workshop with Sandra Betzina (Berkeley, Ca)

Here’s a special opportunity to have pattern designer, Sandra Betzina, help you with pattern alterations. Bring 1 – 3 patterns you would like to alter as well as any muslin mock ups you would like Sandra to fit. Go home with your pattern newly altered and ready to be cut out in fashion fabric. You may also try on Sandra’s fitting muslin mock-ups for her narrow pant – Vogue 1411 and her new jacket pattern – Vogue 1418.

Stonemountain & Daughter website class info, click here.

Start: June 7, 2015 11:00 am
End: June 7, 2015 5:30 pm
Workshops: Pattern Alteration Workshop
Venue: Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics
Phone: 510-845-6106
Address:
2518 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
Cost: $130
To Register: Contact Suzan Steinberg – 510-845-6106

October 9, 2015

Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show and Power Sewing Toolbox (by Madison, WI ASG)

9am-12pm Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show 3 Hour Lecture (includes 1/2 hour break) Sandra Betzina is back with a trunk full of new clothes and patterns to inspire you! In this class, Sandra will concentrate on details which make her garments unique and functional.

Learn how to stabilize and finish necklines in knits and wovens so they do not stretch out of shape and lie flat against the body.

Learn how to inset a finishing strip into a neckline, line knit pants, make perfect sleeve plackets, sharp collar points and some clever new pockets.

12-12:45pm LUNCH

12:45-3:45pm Power Sewing Toolbox 3 Hour Lecture (includes 1/2 hour break)

Let Sandra Betzina share her latest techniques from her just released book: POWER SEWING TOOLBOX.

Eliminate facings with slick easy bindings for rounded and V necklines and armholes.

Learn construction techniques for stretch mesh, bulk free darts in heavy fabrics, ripple free pleats and how to sew 2 different but difficult fabrics together.

PLUS, get the inside story on sewing with bias, making a lining pattern, covering a shoulder pad and embellishment techniques for sleeves.

Start: October 9, 2015 9:30 am
End: October 9, 2015 4:30 pm
Workshops: Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show and Power Sewing Toolbox
Venue: TBD
Address:
Madison, WI, United States
Cost: TBD
To Register: Contact Annette Bollig