EVENTS & RETREATS


 
 
 
 

SASHIKO VEST CLASS

 
VENUE:  ORLANDO
DATES: April 26 - 28, 2018
 
The Light and Shadow from Cutting Line Designs is not your traditional vest.
Its cowl neckline and overlapping fronts make it interesting. Now throw into the mix. . . circles, rectangles, narrow slices and squares of your favorite fabrics.
Also, Louise's technique allows you to achieve perfect sashiko stitching every time.
Join Louise to achieve a one of a kind work of art.
Get ready for the fun part. . .where to place everything so you get started having fun!
 
 
Louise will teach the applique and sashiko stitching techniques you see on this vest from the Light and Shadow pattern.
The vest has two separate fronts that overlap, as well as a cowl at the neckline.
The emphasis in the class will be on the design aspect of placing the appliques, the color selection of the fabrics used, and the placement of the sashiko stitching.
Louise has taught this class twice at the American Sewing Guild National Conference with happy results.
Most students come in feeling somewhat hesitant about their design capabilities, but they go away with fabulous vests, having had a wonderful time putting their creations together.
Here are more photos of the vest Louise made:

The back of the vest:

The front of the finished vest:
 
Here are some samples of student work from the January retreat:

 
 
 
 
The class will begin on the evening of April 26, 2018, and continue through Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28.
For details and a registration form, email sandy@cuttinglinedesigns.com
 
 
 

TOP FITTING RETREAT

 
VENUE:  ORLANDO, FL
DATES:  JUNE 21 - 23, 2018
Students can choose from Just My Style, Light and Shadow, or the top from Anything But Ordinary.
We will work on fitting these tops for each student, and teaching a variety of pattern alterations.
The class will include lessons on sewing techniques such as neckline and sleeve finishes.
In addition, we will cover style changes such as omitting the sleeves, altering the sleeves, adding darts, and lengthening the styles.
If you are interested in attending, please email Sandy@CuttingLineDesigns.com for a registration form.
 

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AMERICAN SEWING GUILD NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 
VENUE:  WESTGATE LAS VEGAS RESORT, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
DATES: July 12 - 15, 2018
 
Each year, Louise and Sandy travel to the National Conference.
Again this year, we'll have a booth in the vendor hall and we'll be teaching classes.
The ASG website (ASG.ORG) gives more information about shopping, education, and fellowship opportunities.
ASG says that the Conference brochure will be available online on March 29, and that registration will open on April 3.
Take a look at ASG.ORG
We hope you can join us!!
 
 
 

ORIGINAL SEWING AND QUILT EXPO

 
VENUE:  RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
DATES: July 19, 20 & 21, 2018
We'll have a booth in Raleigh with new fabrics and always new patterns!
Of course, we'll also be teaching. We'd love to see you there!

Louise will teach these classes:
- The Best of Cutting Line Designs
- Searching for a Pant That's Always on the Cutting Edge
- Cutting Up and Cutting Out
Sandy will teach these classes:
- I'm Biased When It Comes to Edges (various bias edges for garments)
- Repeating Success - With a Twist (repeating use of a pattern)
 
 
 
 

PANT FITTING RETREAT

 
VENUE:  WINTER PARK, FL
DATES: August 9 - 11, 2018
 
Every woman needs pants in her wardrobe. She especially wants pants that are really comfortable!
And she wants them in a fabric that suits her lifestyle and her climate.
So, what if pants like that were easy to fit and sew? That's what you'll find at this Pant-Fitting Retreat with Louise and Sandy.
You'll learn how to measure yourself properly, how to select the proper size, and how to make any alterations you need.
You'll be guided step-by-step in sewing your pants for the most polished result, and you'll see all the design details that can be added once you've mastered the basics of your own fit and style.
All our pant styles have an "industry standard" elastic waistband, cut in one with the pant itself. The draft of the patterns is unique, making them fit without troublesome multiple adjustments.
What's more, these pants can be appropriate for just about any occasion when you want to wear them, depending on the fabric you've chosen and what you pair them with.
You'll have an opportunity to shop in the Cutting Line Designs "warehouse", where you'll see a wide variety of fabrics that can make your pants especially right for you.
Get a head start on incorporating pants into your wardrobe for every season and every occasion!
For details and a registration form, email sandy@cuttinglinedesigns.com
 
 
 
 

JACKET FITTING RETREAT

 
VENUE:  ORLANDO, FL
DATES:  AUGUST 24 - 26
In this retreat, we will work with the jacket from By Popular Demand.
It is an extremely versatile pattern, lending itself to many variations.
Our first priority is fitting the pattern for each student.
Then we will move on to practicing sewing techniques that can be applied not only to this jacket but to many other garments as well.
We'll also cover many style variations: we have made vests, shirts, and coats from this pattern in addition to many jackets from sporty to dressy.
You will not have time to completely finish a jacket in the class, but you will have gained the knowledge to make many beautifully finished jackets when you get home.
If you are interested in attending, please email Sandy@CuttingLineDesigns.com for a registration form.
 

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TERRY FOX, BRITISH DESIGNER AND TEACHER, RETURNS

 
VENUE:  ORLANDO, FL
DATES:  OCTOBER 2 - 13: 2-3 EVENTS DURING THIS TIME
DETAILS TO FOLLOW
 
 
 
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