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

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



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.)


3 day tuition with catered lunch $900.

A $250 non-refundable deposit saves your space to work one-on-one with Christine in my studio in the lovely Sonoran Desert of Tucson, Arizona. Balance will be invoiced and due 60 days before start of workshop. A minimum of 6 and maximum of 10 participants.


See DESCRIPTION below for more information on the workshop and Christine’s background.


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

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 $250 Deposit Reserves Your Spot


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.


The Karen Lukacs label is a collection of one-of-a-kind pieces, limited run editions and custom commissions of handcrafted fashion and accessories. Karen focuses on sustainable approaches to fashion: Transforming reclaimed textiles into limited edition collections of Sustainable Eco Fashion: One at a time. One of  kind.

Timeless pieces are created using any combination of recycled garments, second-hand clothing and fabric salvage. Handcraft techniques and thoughtful, modern design sensibility are employed for quality construction. Each piece is designed and constructed to last. This is Sustainable Eco Fashion.

See Karen’s work HERE on Instagram.

Other Tucson-area sustainable fashion workshops HERE