los angeles, I’m coming your way (soon!)

It’s been a long time since I paid a proper visit to Los Angeles. Like more than ten years.

Let’s change that, shall we? I’ll be teaching a whole series of classes at various locations in L.A. during the weekend of January 9-12, and I’d love it if you’d join me!

We’ll be starting out with the fun and easy Woodland Stroll Cape at Sew L.A. on Friday evening, January 10. Shaerie tells me that the cape is perfect for L.A.’s cool January weather, so I’ll pack my cape and we’ll get busy making yours! You’ll be prepping for the class and getting your fabric cut out with Shaerie, and when I’m in town for the second class I’ll show you some great tricks for a really professional finish. This is a terrific opportunity to try matching plaids, if you’ve been intimidated to try it so far.




On Saturday, January 11, I’ll be teaching my smocked necklace workshop at French General for their Art of Craft workshops. This will be especially fun since Kaari is dip-dyeing the pre-pleated necklace panels in indigo so they’re all ready for you and you’ll get that cool ombre effect to your necklace, making it extra beautiful and contemporary.


Smocked Necklace Workshop on Creativebug


And on Sunday, January 12, I’ll be over at Sew Modern for a full-day fit workshop featuring my Lisette Attache Dress and Peplum Top pattern, Simplicity 1666.




I love this class because it’s so much fun to teach! I’ll be showing all the tips and tricks for making and fitting a muslin, so you’ll learn just how easy it really is to alter a pattern to fit your own body. Get ready! We’ll spend some serious time together in this class. You’ll leave at the end of the day with a muslin that fits really well, a pattern that’s adjusted for your body, and the ability to put your new skills into practice for your other sewing projects.




Oh, and to wrap the whole thing up, I’ll also be speaking to the LA Modern Quilt Guild on the evening of Monday, January 13. I’m really looking forward it and promise to have some interesting topics to talk about!




How’s that for fun? Who’s coming?




  1. Denice

    How do I order the pattern. So cute

    1. Denice, both of the patterns are available on our website.

  2. Sarvi

    Yippee!!! Have you been to the French General store before? It’s so cool. Has a bit of a flea market feel. Or should I say march√© aux puces. If you need anything in LA — restaurant recs, directions, etc. please just sing out.

  3. Lucky lucky Sarvi, Mood and now Liesl.

  4. I’m going to the Sew Modern class! Can’t wait!

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