Upcoming Workshops:

Sew It from Start To Finish: parent/kid classes at The Lab For Hands-on Learning this July!



Get Your Stretch On Alterations, June 18, 2017

Learn to alter your stretchy clothes and love your body more!

Has your body shape changed? Are ready-to-wear clothes not working for you? Or do you want to make thrift store finds into something spectacular? This workshop will give you the tools you need to fit your clothing to your style and shape. For the cost of three common alterations, you’ll get custom fittings, alteration tips for all your stretch wear, and ideas for making you look your powerful best in any situation. Bring your clothes for altering, your ideas, and your questions. We’ll work on them together!

Pricing and Registration

$65 for early birds and $85 for latecomers.

Early and late prices

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 parent/child workshops at The Lab For Hands-on Learning and staple draping for kids with Homeschool Coaches this fall

Adult classes are the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1-4 PM unless otherwise noted.

Fast and Dirty Alterations- Alter Your Clothes TV Style (July 16, 2017)

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

Not Your Mama’s Craft Class (September 17, 2017)

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