Events - Making a Fractured Jacket

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Join Linda Lee and The Sewing Workshop Team in Topeka, Kansas.  In this workshop, you'll dive into a set of skills centering around the art of modern garment sewing with an artistic edge. The event will take place at the NOTO Artspace in the arts-hub of North Topeka, paired with trunk shows & shopping at The Sewing Workshop Studio in downtown Topeka. 

Using the Chicago Jacket pattern or the London Shirt pattern, you will learn how to alter one of these patterns in order to create your own unique fractured jacket. The idea for a fractured jacket involves looking at each pattern piece as a canvas for “fracturing”, or re-creating the lines through embellishment of the garment. These patterns offer a blank canvas with open and uncluttered spaces for design and fabric manipulation. You will choose to make a jacket in one of the following embellishment techniques: Appliqué, reverse appliqué and strip appliqué.

Linda and the team will walk you through the process of artfully designing your own fractured jacket. Students will gain the tools and techniques in order to masterfully create a personalized and beautiful garment. Each workshop will begin in the studio where you will work through the design and construction elements to your jacket. The day will include a lunch break, followed by more time in the sewing studio, with a couple of afternoons featuring artist showcases in silk painting and other wearable art inspirations.

Along with ample sewing time, The Sewing Workshop is hosting you in Topeka, Kansas like never before. This workshop also provides inspirational experiences in Topeka that are designed to encourage and infuse your sewing and creative process.

A special room rate at The Cyrus Hotel is being secured. See below for more details on the hotel.


When: August 11th -  August 16th, 2024
Where: Topeka, Kansas | NOTO Artspace & The Sewing Workshop Studio
Total Cost: $1500 (non-refundable $400 deposit due at registration)
Registration: Pay your non-refundable deposit at the link below.


This is a bring-your-own sewing machine workshop, however, sewing machine rentals are available for an additional fee of $100, rented through The Sewing Workshop (limited availability).
Students are strongly encouraged to purchase Fractured Jacket fabric and materials that will be available to purchase at a later time through The Sewing Workshop.

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*Pictured are samples of finished staff and participant garments with various embellishment techniques used, including appliqué, reverse appliqué and strip appliqué


What you will learn in the workshop:

  •  How to achieve the perfect design & fit for a jacket 
  • How to stitch multiple layers of fabrics together to achieve your fractured look

  • How to achieve fun & decorative treatments for jacket embellishment including appliqué, reverse appliqué and strip appliqué

  • How to gain confidence in garment construction skills, including inserting a collar, mastering buttons and buttonholes, and perfecting hems


Itinerary:

*Itinerary subject to change

Sunday

  • 5:00 pm Welcome Reception & shopping at The Sewing Workshop Studio

Monday

  • 9:00 am Workshop begins
  • Preparing patterns & construction basics 
  • 12:00 pm Lunch Break
  • Cutting out fabrics & construction basics
  • 4:00 pm Workshop ends 

Tuesday

  • 9:00 am Workshop begins
  • Cutting out fabrics & technique basics
  • 12:00 pm Lunch Break
  • Prepping & Constructing Jackets
  • 2:00 pm Workshop ends
  • 3:00 pm Silk Painting Showcase with Diane Lawrence TBD

Wednesday

  • 9:00 am Workshop begins
  • Prepping & Constructing Jackets
  • 12:00 pm Lunch Break
  • Prepping & Constructing Jackets
  • 4:00 pm Workshop ends

Thursday

  • 9:00 am Workshop begins
  • 12:00 pm Lunch Break
  • 3:00 pm Pieced Garment Showcase with Jenny Atwood TBD
  • Farewell Dinner 

Friday

  • 9:00 am Final Workshop 
  • 12:00 pm Farewell / Check Out

Price:

Total Workshop Cost: $1500
Non-refundable Deposit: $400 (due at time of registration) 
The remaining balance will be due 60 days on or before June 12th, 2024
Non-Participant Fee: $600

Non-Participant Fee includes: Welcome Reception, Farewell dinner, lunches, showcase participation

 

Included:

  • Teaching; Monday - Friday
  • Admission & showcase participation
  • Lunches - Monday through Thursday
  • Welcome Reception - Sunday
  • Dinner - Thursday 

Not Included:

  • Hotel accommodations
  • Round trip airfare 
  • Breakfast
  • Sewing machine (unless requested to rent through The Sewing Workshop for an additional fee of $100)
  • Patterns
  • Fractured Jacket fabric & materials (optional but strongly encouraged purchase)

Screen Shot 2023 08 21 at 12.19.35 PMHotel:

The Cyrus Hotel 920 S. Kansas Ave

How to Book: Stay tuned for the exclusive room rate details!

- Breakfast not included

- Excellent downtown Topeka location

- Complimentary Wireless Internet throughout the entire hotel including guest rooms,
meeting space and public areas

- Complimentary Fitness Center

- Restaurant & Bar on-site

- Complimentary 24-hour business center

- Valet Service at $25 per day

Airport:

Kansas City International (MCI) - Approx. 75 miles (We recommend airport car rental or 5 Guys Transportation)

Weather:

In August, temperatures range from 89°F to a low of 66°F, described as "hot and humid".


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