Upcoming Classes:

Coming this winter:

Knock It Off Patternmaking and Alter Clothes Like A Pro at Glendale Community College’s Garfield campus.


The Politics of Pockets, September 17, 2017 from 1-4 PM. $55

This 3-hour workshop covers women’s pockets: Why they don’t work, why they haven’t worked for ages, and how to add them so you can hold your stuff. You’ll get a pocket added to a favorite piece and all the information you need to never lack pockets again!

We’ll start with the short sexist history of men’s and women’s pockets, move on to fast and dirty fixes, and sew in some stealth pockets. You don’t need any real sewing experience. Bring a piece of clothing or an accessory that needs a pocket and we’ll get to work!

What you’ll get:

This three-hour workshop in the Altadena hills includes light snacks and beverages, comfy sofas, access to all of my professional making/painting/sewing equipment, and the benefit of 30 years of costume experience. Plus, you also get the loving attention of Lucy the dog!

Coming up:

New staple draping for kids with Homeschool Coaches this fall

Get Your Stretch On- Alter Your Stretchy Clothes (October 15, 2017)

Fast and Dirty Alterations- Alter Your Clothes TV Style (November, 2017)

Knock It Off and Make Your Own Pattern (August 20, 2017)

Politics of Pockets (every 3-4 months)

I also offer construction classes and one-on-one instruction.

And for the bold of heart…

Staple Drape Your Own Designs

Staple draping is sculpting on the body, using repurposed fabric, a stapler, staples and scissors. It’s a fun, fast and sustainable way to create shapes. You can do this if you’ve never sewn a seam, or if you sew all the time and want a fresh way to create your textile art.

For the philosophy of staple draping and the importance of DIY, go to https://www.youtube.com/user/alaurabrody/videos

To see staple draping as a performance, go to http://vimeo.com/15717235 .

Staple draping pictures are at http://www.pinterest.com/dreamsbymachine/staple-drapings/

And to find Instructables on making your own mobility art, go to http://www.instructables.com/member/a.laura.brody/

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