Thursday, April 8, 2010

David Coffin Workshop:Tailored Trouser Techniques

Alright everyone--here's the information you've been waiting for!  You will want to sign up right away to secure your spot.  (Just use the Buy It Now button to the right for secure payment through PayPal.*)

TAILORED TROUSER TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP
Date:  May 28-30, 2010
Location:  Tilikum Retreat Center, Newberg, Oregon
Instructor:  David Coffin
Cost:  $310 per attendee

Join us for a hands-on two day workshop this May taught by the expert himself--David Coffin!  Beginning on Thursday morning, the class will open with a guided tour of the features and details of custom and high-end RTW (ready-to-wear) trousers for men and women from David's personal collection, as well as, using photos from his book, Making Trousers.  David will then demonstrate how to copy an existing pair of pants to create a basic pattern.  For the remainder of the workshop (Thursday and Friday), David will demonstrate and students will create a variety of samples using techniques and variations from the book.  We'll cover pockets, closures and the waistband, making several samples of each, exploring the full range of possibilities for each of these essential details, and pants patterns.  You need only bring a sewing machine, some standard all-poly thread (Gutermann or Mettler recommended) and your favorite trimming scissors.  If you'd like to, you can also bring along your favorite curved rulers, sewing tools, and cutting devices (rotary cutter or scissors) so that you do not have to wait to use those provided during the workshop.

Evenings and breaks can be spent enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the Retreat Center including a lovely 15 acre lake and walking trails.  There will also be a campfire outside in the evening.  (Yes, the makings of smores will be provided!)

All sample materials and notions will be provided in a kit.  The cost of the kit is included in the workshop fee.  Also included are all meals (from lunch on Thursday through breakfast Saturday morning) and a room.  You do not need to spend the night, but as there was no cost difference in renting the facilities, we are making this option available for those who do not wish to commute each day.

If you haven't already purchased David's book, Making Trousers, you'll want to order one so that you can have it signed at the workshop!

If you have further questions, feel free to email me at whitedragonstudios (at) hotmail (dot) com.  Thanks.


*Your receipt from PayPal will say White Dragon Studios--don't worry, that is me.  White Dragon Studios is my photography/design studio.)
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