THREADS & NEEDLES

For as low as $100 a month you can be part of those interactive workshops, 24 hours a month, 6 hours a week. Reserve your seat as soon as possible. Some scholarships will be available on need basis only.

For as low as $100 a month you can be part of those interactive workshops, 24 hours a month, 6 hours a week. Reserve your seat as soon as possible. Some scholarships will be available on need basis only.

Instructors:

Catherine Cazes-Wiley, is a French Fashion Designer, a Milliner, Director at Tinaliah “the One who perseveres” and Instructor at Tinaliah Designs Co-op.

Date: 05/11/19-10/26/19 twice a week, 3 hours each time. Wednesdays 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm and Sat 10-1 pm

Location: The green room/workshop in Makehaven, 770 Chapel Street, New Haven CT 06515, in the basement. Elevator is available at the end of the hallway. Buzzer is set up at the entrance on the left side of the glass door.  

Transportation is fairly easy as many buses serve the downtown area and classes are scheduled in lesser snow season. Bus stop is across the Street.


Program composition

A series of interactive sewing workshops will be lead in three categories: Alteration Know How & 4 Business, Intermediate: A summer outfit or two, and Intermediate: A coat reflecting the fabric of your life. 

1- Alteration Know How & Alteration 4 Business. Learn about different textiles and about the industry (the good and the bad). Discover how to repair your own clothes and the ones of your family and friends or how to start a small alteration business. A 5 weeks course $125. More details available after short interview.

2- Intermediate Sewing making a summer outfit with mini fashion/trunk show. Course starts with taking measurements, making a toile (a muslin mock-up) learning many sewing techniques and steps along the way until garment is completed to perfect fit. A 9 weeks course $175. More details available after short interview.

3- Intermediate Sewing making a coat with special event at the end. A 16 weeks course with demonstrations on appliqué, patchwork, embroidery, beading, ribbon flower, vinyl transfer as permitted by fabric, in addition to the many technical sewing steps (measurement for toile, pattern adjustment to fit, hems, cuffs, lining, hood etc..) necessary for the construction of the coat. $100 a month. More details available after short interview.

The steps:

  • Visit https://www.styletinaliah.org/new-products or shop tab on web site

  • Set up your interview. We are not taking beginner at this time. Pre-requisites include knowing basic sewing skills. Be prepare to bring two items you have made to show skills and quality of finished work at your interview. A pillow case or a simple pillow will do for the first workshop/ Alteration Know How & Alteration 4 Business. An apron or any garment you have made or a pillow with a zipper, and any technique that might includes patchwork, applique, or embroidery, for the last class Intermediate Sewing Coat project is appropriate.

If interested please contact immediately. Scholarship students do not need to wait, but need to apply to be listed and save their spot.

Call (203) 285-4357 or Email: cathcazes@gmail.com

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Students first fashion show @ Ecoworks Reuse Center https://ecoworksct.org/

Program: Students are buzzing finishing their outfits. Come and show a whole lot of support 08/17 @ecoworksct 89 State St North Haven in the King’s Acres Plaza. Free Fashion 101 Demonstrations from 2-4 pm on how to take proper measurements and how to modify a pattern to get the perfect fit. Sewers this is your chance! Live music 🎶 food 🥘 (bring finger food to share) and sales to follow from 4-5 pm Fashion stroll 🚶‍♀️and photo shoot from 5- 6 pm.