Lorri Scott

FEBRUARY 2, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
Lorri Scott
Reconstructed, Upcycled and Wearable!
$145 one-day class
If you want to take used and abandoned shirts and reconstruct them into a new fun and artsy garment then this class is for you!  Perhaps you have a plain shirts hanging around that you don’t wear anymore for one reason or another.  Bring it along with 5 other shirts that co-ordinate with it and I will help you redesign it.
Basic sewing skills are helpful but not necessary (if not experienced be prepared to learn basic sewing machine operation or you can hand stitch). I will show various samples and designs of how to recreate your garment. Pattern ideas and information will be given to each student about how to cut your shirt so it becomes a style that fits and flatters each individual.   This is an exercise to give you freedom to cut existing garments and confidence that you can reconstruct unloved clothing.
Once the basic shirt is completed it will be a wearable garment that can be further embellished by adding pockets, lace, doilies, buttons, embroidery, whatever you envision.  I will give each student individual time and help with designing and give ideas for embellishments.
Sewing machine to share
Ironing station
Garment racks and hangers
***If you need extra items, I’ll have many shirts to choose from if you’d like to buy them from me @ $5.00 each (my cost). ***Embellishment kits will be available for purchase as well which will include lace, buttons, etc. for a small fee. Some free goodies too!!!
Tape measure
Straight pins and pincushion
Dritz disappearing ink marker
15-18” straight edge ruler, a strip of poster board works or a yard stick.
Sewing needles and thread if hand stitching
Sewing machine
5-7 button-down shirts - One that fits you (or person who will wear shirt) as the base shirt, can be sleeveless, short sleeved, etc. but needs to button up the front.  Other shirts to coordinate with base shirt need to be button down shirts; they can be men’s.  You can find decent shirts to up-cycle at thrift stores or yard sales. Think about shirt weight and how it will drape as a skirt. I prefer to use natural fibers. We will cut the coordinating shirts to use parts of to add onto the base shirt so don’t have the shirt fabrics too heavy for the base shirt, i.e. you wouldn’t want to add denim to a silk top.
Buttons, laces, trims, flounces, doilies
Embroidery thread and needles
Any embellishments you might want to add to your finished shirt
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
Lorri Scott
$145 one-day class
Create a garden of blooms using hand dyed silk and velvet fabrics, tea stained fabrics, or perhaps using undyed natural colors.  We will spend the morning dyeing fabrics in resist techniques such as simple arashi shibori, tea dyeing, and dye painting.  I will help you choose colors that will coordinate for your final blooms.
In the afternoon Lorri will guide you into creating a variety of bloom styles using the dyed fabrics.  All blooms will be hand sewn from simple, easy gathering to more elaborate hand stitched petals and leaves or layer fabrics and ribbons for a more wayward but still fantastic flower.   Blooms can be used as adornment in many ways.  You can choose to add a pin back, a hair barrette, sew them on the bodice of a garment or the hem of a skirt, put them on a headband or hat, the lapel of a jacket, or pin a scarf together at the shoulder.  Create small blooms to attach to a choker or a wrist wrap.  Think of all the possibilities!
KIT FEE $20 – payable to instructors at class time and includes
A variety of silk and cotton fabrics
Silk ribbons, laces
Pins backs and/or barrette backs
Felt fabric for backing
Irons, ironing pads
Extension cords
Water buckets and tubs
Dye equipment - dyes I premix, shibori wrapping tubes, rubber bands
Millinery sewing needles
Quilting thread in both a light and dark neutral color (ivory or taupe, black or dark gray)
Small scissors for cutting fabric
Straight pins
A variety of items for your flower center – buttons, small decorative pins, crocheted buttons or tiny flowers, beads, etc.
Lorri - Email lasfibers@yahoo.com