3 days with Christine Mayer: Free-Draping and Upcycling Workshop

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Join us in this rare opportunity to study Draping with Upcycled Garments with internationally renowned designer Christine Mayer (as seen in Selvedge Magazine at the Chateau Dumas.)

Work one-on-one with Christine in my studio in the lovely Sonoran Desert of Tucson, Arizona.

Dates: March 26-28, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: 2456 N Pantano Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715


Join us for a free-draping and upcycling workshop with Christine Meyer.

This course is aimed at those with knowledge of sewing and constructing garments, as well as those with a professional fashion background. Join us in exploring new paths in design development. We’ll be breaking conventional approaches and learning new ways of handling fabrics.

A fresh and liberating way of making clothes brings with it a new set of rules having more in common with sculpting than traditional dress making. Working directly onto a dress form, Christine Mayer teaches how to drape and stitch artfully; creating original garments with a second-skin fit. Her unique draping style is an art form she’s developed from her own studies in classical Japanese draping. This inventive method opens new perspectives and shapes which wouldn’t be conceivable by conventional cutting development.

Christine carefully identifies and guides each participant’s individual potential, that they may discover and expand their own expression in their creative work. Under her guidance, it won’t take long to understand the principles of working three-dimensionally, and enjoy the process of allowing your garments to evolve.

HERE for a Selvedge Magazine interview with Christine.

Dates: March 26-28, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: 2456 N Pantano Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715


Participants have their own work table and use of the studio’s cutting table, irons/boards.

Bring your own textiles/trims/garments, sewing machine, dress form and sewing tool kit.

If you’re coming in from out of town, contact Karen for nearby lodging and rental info on dress form and sewing machines.

Other Tucson-area sustainable fashion workshops HERE

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