October 21-24: Portland "Halloween Intensive" Costuming Fundamentals Workshop | PDX Seamsters


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From our partners at PDX Seamsters

“Halloween Intensive”
Costuming Fundamentals Workshop
including Thursday night Fabric Store field trip
3-1/2 day workshop – $382.50 (including $22.50 materials fee)
single Day pass – $140

Update: $99 for a day pass — includes ‘Open Studio' access to finish your costume for all of next week!

Thursday October 21st 6pm-9pm
Friday October 22nd 9am-8pm
Saturday October 23rd 10am-8pm
Sunday October 24th 10am-9pm 

PDX Seamsters
1412 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97214
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Make Your Dream Halloween Ensemble While Learning Costuming Fundamentals

Local sewing studio announces intensive skills-building workshop focusing on Halloween costumes at their SE Portland facility — offered as short courses and/or a weekend seminar beginning Thursday October 21st 6-9pm and continuing until Sunday October 24th.  This “Halloween Intensive” is bundled with a month of Open Studio access — unlimited use of the spacious and well-stocked facility at PDX Seamsters to assist in working out costume ideas. A professional is available during open studio to answer any questions about design elements, fabric choices, and construction techniques.

One-on-one consultations allows PDX Seamsters staff to understand what experience attendees have and design a custom curriculum to help each person achieve their costuming goals. Fundamental aspects of the costume are broken down and addressed individually – including pants, skirts, blouse/pirate shirt, swimsuit/bodysuit/leotard , basic body padding, masks, bodices, cape-making, wigs, makeup, and craft accessories – belts, hats, props, ornamentation, etc.

PDX Seamsters Open Studio is a self-paced learning experience. Open studio offers workroom access as well as hands-on instruction from active professional clothiers. From checking-in for a quick fix to large-scale projects spanning months, PDX Seamsters makes available the space and time to facilitate your projects.

“Our goal is to help you create the things you want to make.” –Emily Horton, owner

Emily Horton began sewing at an early age, making her own costumes and clothing. This led to a career in costume design. Studying first at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, she later graduated from Webster University with a degree in costume design and construction. In her professional career Horton has worked in 49 states making costumes for film, stage and theme park attractions, as well as touring nationally with both The San Francisco Opera and The Acting Company. A career artist, Horton has worked in the costume shops of American Conservatory Theater, The San Francisco Opera, Parsons Meares and Michael Curry Design is Scappoose, OR as well as behind the scene with the Oregon Children's Theater, Portland Opera, Berkeley Repertory Theater, and Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.

“Really enjoyed hanging out with like minded seamsters. The space was great, and the folks who run it were really friendly. I finished several projects I'd been working on for months!”
# Laura (PDX Sewing Circle Meetup) 10/10/10

I brought two friends, and I'm very glad I came. We intend to go in November. We also now know to come early to get a table too. Definitely my kind of laid back helpful people. I was also glad that my husband was not the only boy there!
# Alanna (PDX Sewing Circle Meetup) 10/10/10

For additional information about this and other events at PDX Seamsters Sewing Studio contact Jim Mulhearn at 503-616-4691 or visit the studio at 1412 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214 Monday through Saturday between the hours of noon and 7:00pm.