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FROM DESIGN TO PRODUCTION: The Magic Behind DIY + Industry Apparel & Bags (2 Day Intensive)



SAT + SUN, OCT 1ST + 2ND, 1-4 PM

DAY ONE:  Klum House  

DAY TWO: The Pattern House


(2 Day Intensive)

Are you wondering what goes into producing your designs? Let us help you solve the mystery. In this two day workshop series we will go over the ins and outs of turning your design idea into a finished product. We will cover the basics – If you are a DIY design/maker or are working with a professional pattern maker and production house - we got you covered.


TALKING SHOP: Concept, Process, and Mood Board

Get an intro to design/cut/sew in-house production process of apparel and bags, as well as designing for off-site production. In this four hour workshop we’ll dive into design processes including conception, sampling, and production. Using finished goods as examples, we will share our patterns, sketches, mood boards and illustrator tech drawings with you. This information will be used as a jumping off point for you to work out your own production plan. During this workshop we will also create individual mood boards to use as an essential tool that inspires, focuses, and guides your collection.


- Learn what steps to take your designs through to get them produced

- Create a mood board for your designs

- Make a production plan for your designs


PATTERN MAGIC: Working With A Patternmaker + Industry Standards


Do you have a working pattern or even just an idea that you can’t wait to produce and show the world?! Are you bewildered by industry lingo? Do you wish you could hire a patternmaker but are overwhelmed by the information they need to produce a successful sample for you? On the second day of this design-to-production workshop we begin to unveil the mystery behind production packets and patternmaking!

In this four-hour workshop of pattern production talk, you will get to build on the mood board you created in day one. You’ve had the chance to visualize your ideal garment, now we get to talk all about next steps in the production process!


- How fashion sketches & illustrations fit into the process

- Concept details such as materials, trims & closures

- Tips on sourcing your materials

- What the sample sizing for your target audience is

- What a patternmaker does / the designer-patternmaker relationship

- About fit models

Pattern play

You will also have the opportunity to explore the art of patternmaking with alteration exercises and see what flat pattern pieces from a sewn-up completed garment look like on their own!

Lastly, we will put all of this new information together into a comprehensive pre-production check-list that you can take home with you, which will give you the best chance possible for interviewing and being hired by production houses. At the end of our playtime together, you will know so much more about the production industry and will have much more confidence to move your idea forward. SO. MUCH. YAY.

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bodice making workshop!

bodice pattern making workshop!

come spend the day learning how to draft and fit a darted & non-darted bodice to your own amazing measurements using a sloper. with this bodice, you can create any number of tops that can be worn as blouses or the top half of a dress. in doing all this fun work, you will go forth, knowing how to repeat this process for any other body you should come across in need of a perfectly fitted bodice with lots of style line options

by the end of the workshop, you will have a completed, notated and fitted bodice with style lines that you love! take home beloved bodice in both paper & muslin piece forms

typical workshop flow: 

morning meet and itinerary chit chat over coffee & tea and something yummy from the pattern house kitchen 

then we pattern!

lunch - included in workshop fee, locally catered and always vegetarian

over lunch you will be treated to a mini workshop that could include any number of handsy, crafty goodnesses (maybe how to shiburi fabric, concoct your own herbal salve, stir up a tonic remedy or cook something delicious - can also of course be sewing related)

then we pattern more!

bodice muslin show & tell show and goodbye hugs

once you sign up and pay for a workshop, you will be emailed all the juicy, detailed information you need along with the pattern house address

workshops are limited to no more than 5 people to ensure that you have all the guidance and help you want

 feel free to email us with any questions, concerns or good party jokes you might have

please, please note that once a workshop is paid for, there are no refunds available. you can totally postpone your workshop ticket for another calendar date if scheduling turns out the struggle or you can sell/gift your ticket to another patterning-happy friend

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