Upcoming Events


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 Included

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
Workshops: Fashion & Fabric Trunk Show and Power Sewing Toolbox
Venue: Aldersgate Retreat Center
Phone: (503) 743-2494
Address:
7790 Marion Rd SE, Turner, OR, 97392, United States
Cost: $50 ASG Member, $55 Non-member
To Register: Contact Julie Kastl – 541-905-0764

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 8, 2015

Knit Know-How (Pants Only) All-Day Hands On Workshop

Knit Know-How (Pants Only) All-Day Hands On Workshop – *Limited to 12 Students  

Get Sandra Betzina’s take on choosing the right knit for a project!

  • Try on Sandra’s pull-on pant pattern (Vogue 1411) which she will bring in all sizes.
  • Sandra will determine any alterations you need to make so that you can alter your patterns and cut them out.  (Bring a ruler, tape, a high lighter pen and scrap paper for altering the pattern).
  • Your next step is to cut out the pants and begin working on them with Sandra’s advice on technique and her assistance through every step of the way, so that your outfit not only fits, but looks professional!
Start: October 8, 2015 9:00 am
End: October 8, 2015 5:00 pm
Workshops: Knit Know-How (Pants Only)
Venue: Fiskars Home Office
Address:
2537 Daniels St, Madison, WI, United States
Cost: TBD
To Register: Contact Annette Bollig – 267-303-1328

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: Fiskars Home Office
Address:
2537 Daniels St, Madison, WI, 53718, United States
Cost: TBD
To Register: Contact Annette Bollig

November 1, 2015

Sit N’ Sew with Sandra Betzina (3 days in North Carolina)

Join us for a full days of super sewing with Sandra! Choose a pattern and Sandra will help you make custom alterations to achieve perfect fit. Sandra will bring with her fitting shells in all sizes for certain Today’s Fit patterns so you can determine what size you want to make. After altering the pattern tissue, you’ll construct the garment in muslin and refine the fit. The final revisions are transferred to your pattern tissue, and Voila! Perfect pattern, all ready for you to sew.

Call for more information and to register  (919) 942-7455

Sew with Sandra 1, 2 or all 3 days!

Start: November 1, 2015 9:00 am
End: November 3, 2015 5:00 pm
Workshops: Sit N'Sew for 3 days with Sandra Betzina
Venue: Mulberry Silks and Fine Fabrics
Phone: (919) 942-7455
Address:
200 N Greensboro St, Carrboro, 27510-1833, United States
Cost: TBD
To Register: Contact Liz or Cathy – (919) 942-7455