sign up now for our first in-studio weekend workshop!

Update: This workshop has already filled up, and we’ve created a waiting list. Thanks so much for your interest, everyone. I would imagine we’ll hold more workshops in the future, so stay tuned.

I’ve always said I wouldn’t do this, but after many, many requests I’ve finally been persuaded to try it: the first ever weekend workshop at our studio in Brooklyn NY, May 31-June 1, 2014 !

This will be a very intimate affair, which is how I prefer to do things. We’ll be opening enrollment to just six people. And what a weekend it will be! We’ll spend Saturday and Sunday, May 31-June 1, learning to make a muslin and to fit patterns and anything else we feel like doing. (With just six people we’ll have the flexibility to do pretty much whatever we want, right?) The small size of the group will give us a chance to really get to know each other and spend time together, and you’ll have lots of time to work on developing a muslin that works well for you while learning lots of tips and techniques in the process.




Here are the details: Bring a pattern you’ve been wanting to sew for yourself and I’ll help you with it. By the end of the weekend you’ll have a better understanding of fit and you’ll feel more confident in making clothing for yourself. We’ll practice fitting on each other so you’ll understand how to make changes, and you’ll see those alterations in action. I’ve found that this method really helps everyone to learn more and to return home at the end of the weekend with many new skills.

You’ll be responsible for your own lodging and most meals, but I can direct you toward a few great hotels that are convenient to the studio. On Saturday evening we’ll adjourn to my apartment for drinks, and then anyone who is interested can continue on to have dinner together at a favorite neighborhood restaurant.

The fee includes the workshop as well as patternmaking supplies, pattern paper, muslin, and lunch for two days. A non-refundable deposit is required at sign-up. Enrollment is first come, first served. Update: the class has been filled.



  1. Suzanne

    The workshop sounds wonderful! And, very tempting! However, can’t make it this time. Perhaps with a little more notice, I would definitely plan to travel East. I assume you are in New York, tho your information wasn’t clear about the location.
    Love you blog!

    1. Yes, that’s right! We’ll clarify in the post. Thanks.

  2. This sounds SOOooo nice. I hope it goes well and everyone has a great time. 🙂

  3. Sarvi

    Man, that’s a steal! I think Aaron’s going to a bachelor party around then, drat it!

  4. Julia Williams

    So wish I could make these dates. I hope this one goes so well you will do another in the future.

  5. Yes, I was one of the people voting for this very thing. Hope that you ladies have fun!

  6. I would sell one of my children to attend this!
    The one that makes good coffee and tiles.

    Have a great time.

  7. Leah Zippert

    Would you consider opening the studio up during the week? I will be in NYC June 7th through 11 and that would be amazing!!!! Just putting it out there

  8. Jenny

    Bummer, before I could discuss it with hubby, it closed up! Maybe next time.

  9. Ruth

    Hanging with THE Liesl & sewing with her. Amazeballs!! Next time I’m in the States, I’ll have to coordinate around one of these (please say there will be more! Please!) Cheers from the Southern Hemisphere!

  10. Lisa

    Rats! I’m too late to the party. I would love to do this someday — the small size of the group sounds ideal. Seriously jealous of the lucky folks who are getting to do this. I hope you decide to this again some time and that I’m more up on the ball next time.

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