NEWS FROM APPAREL ARTS
• Parking is a nightmare lately as I am sure you all have noticed. Between the new construction in the area and the street work by the city, so many spaces have been eliminated. Think about taking public transportation for the next few months or if you have a 9-12 class, get here by 8:30 for a close space. If you have a 1-4 class, you might be 2-3 blocks away (I have been having luck on Tennessee Street (4 hours parking), or down at Illinois and 23rd. If you have an evening or weekend class, the parking it still easy.
• There is still room in the Collars Patternmaking Intensive on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, July 9, 10, 11. Let me know if you are interested.
• The July-December, 2011 schedule is up on the website (www.apparel-arts.com). Classes are filling fast (especially Construction) so sign up early if you want classes for fall. Remember, you need to make a 50% deposit to be officially signed up.
• Interfacing can be hard to find. I know JoAnn’s has it and they often have 50% off coupons in their newsletters (worth signing up for). Try to get a woven interfacing rather than a compressed material like Pellon. Pellon fuses really stiff and often shrinks the muslin. I found a site on-line: www.charleszarit.com and 800-523-0686. They seem to have some good fusibles for a decent price. Try the Fine Weft 60” or the Fine Tricot 60”.
• Storing your Patterns/Muslins. I suggest keeping the drafted pattern and the sew muslin in a 9” x 12 or 10” 13” envelope. Write the exercise name and subject on the front of the envelopes and store them in bankers boxes or boxes from Ikea or Container Store. That way they are organized and out of your way.
ARTICLES AND BLOGS TO CHECK OUT ON-LINE
• This new site if marketed as Wikipedia for fashion. Check it out at http://wikifashion.com.
• Carolyn forwarded this article about how LA is making a big push to buy locally made clothes. This is similar to what SFMade is doing here. Worth a read.
• Student Vi Zahajsky, writes her own vegan fashion blog and contributes to others. Her focus is on vegan fashion and news related to vegan fashion.
Check out these blogs http://plantmade.me/
LOCAL PLACES TO CHECK OUT
• Nora Handsher passed this sew house along. The Evans Group is based in LA and have opened an SF outpost.
• SAN FRANCISCO CRAFT FAIR
(Suzy has about 20 free passes if anyone is interested. Just let me know and I will give them out until they run out – limit 2 each please.)
WHAT: Local and visiting artists from around the nation unveil handmade home décor, furniture, jewelry, fashion, accessories and children’s items at the largest juried craft show in the West: the HYPERLINK “http://www.craftcouncil.org/”American Craft Council Show in San Francisco, August 12-14 at Fort Mason Center. Bay Area craft and design enthusiasts can shop the Handmade Under $100 and Lawn & Garden categories as well as watch live craft demonstrations. The ‘5 After 5’ Friday night event offers $5 admission after 5 p.m. during extended hours to shop handmade items and enjoy a ‘Hot Glass and Cold Beer’ presented by San Francisco’s HYPERLINK “http://www.publicglass.org/” Public Glass and HYPERLINK “http://www.custommade.com/by/HMBArtGlass” Half Moon Bay Art Glass. New in 2011, adults can exercise their creativity at the MakeArt Craft workshop, Kirigami Card Making, on Saturday afternoon sponsored by the HYPERLINK “http://www.sfmcd.org/” Museum of Craft and Design.
INTERNSHIPS AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES
• Tricia Roush is offering an internship for a pattern making student. She is a hat maker and needs someone to develop patterns for linings for a set of hat shapes. It would give the intern a chance to use a combination of draping and flat pattern making (depending on the shape of the hat), and she would teach them a bit about hat making in the process. They will also get some construction practice in, making samples from the finished patterns, and also can walk them through how to do sourcing and costing for the project. It would be a good opportunity for someone to see what it’s like to work through the whole process of garment production from design to patterning to production.
House of Nines Design
•Ella Moss/Splendid is looking for a tech designer for sweaters. The job is in LA. Contace: Felice Ng at email@example.com
SEWING FACTORY TOUR
• A unique opportunity to see a sewing factory in action!
We will visit National Apparel a San Francisco apparel manufacturer, for a tour of the factory and presentation by Manager, Miranda Tang. National has the capability to make most styles of apparel including, tops, bottoms, knits and wovens.
Come with your questions and learn specifically about:
The factory and its capacity, minimum order requirements, process, pricing, and how National Apparel likes to work with and support local designers.
LIMITED TO 20 AND PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
When: Thursday, June 30, from 1100am to 12:30pm
Where: National Apparel, 1061 Market Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco
That is it for now.