3RD Annual Conference 2014

 

The 3rd Annual Mimi G Sewing, Fashion & Style 2014 is the must attend event of the year. This will be an AMAZING event filled with seminars, video demos, live demos, special speakers, a private fabric shopping trip. NEW!!!! Mimi G teaches on the business of blogging, starting a creative business, pricing yourself and how to turn your idea into a business. YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

**There will be giveaways, gift bags, cash prizes and a ton of FUN!!**If you have ever wanted to learn the fundamentals of sewing, intermediate techniques and advance tricks & tips all in a 2 day fun filled weekend event, then it is time to sign up and get ready because these two days will be just what you need and great for ALL SKILL LEVELS. **

Aside from the great lessons, video demos, live demos, special speaker, fabric lessons and shopping trip you will be in a room with women who have the same passion and desire to learn. You will make new friends and gain so much from this  two day event.

The beauty of LOS ANGELES is the incredible access we will have to the fashion district, a more than 13 block radius of FABRIC including our “host” Michael Levine Inc. where we will spend a glorious time shopping with my guidance and assistance. I will answer all of your questions, help you decide on fabric and will give you advice on things to avoid.

 

TESTITINERARY

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JULY 19TH DAY 1

8:30am Sign In, pick up your badge and take a seat!

**Please note that ALL video demos shown during the conference will be made available to all attendees for future access and reference as part of your ticket**

 9:00am – 5:00pm (more detailed timeline will be given closer to the event)

Fundamentals Of Sewing: We will be covering a lot of info in a short period of time. The first portion of the morning will be focused on the fundamentals of both basics and intermediate sewing techniques  There will be several video demos for you guys to reference back to after the conference.

Fundamental: The basics and more 
I will be sharing some of my must know techniques in the following areas. Plus why, when and how these techniques are used.
  • Under-stitching, Stay-stitching, Topstitching, Basting stitches
  • Sewing curves, clipping corners, trimming seams  allowances
  • Interfacing types and uses, seam allowances reinforcing seams and shoulders
  • facings vs, binding, creating facings, using binding as a finishing technique.
  • (video demos)
Fundamentals: The most important finishing techniques for intermediates
  • How to set in sleeves, insert flat sleeves, gathering, easing and clipping sleeves.
  • Zippers: Types, how to install, using them as a decorative element including fly fronts for pants
  • Covered buttons, bound buttonholes, regular buttonholes
  • Seam finishes: Hong Kong, Flat Fell, Serged, Rolled etc.
  • (video demos)
Pattern Fitting & Understanding: Including PLUS SIZE fitting adjustments
  • Pattern Understanding, cutting, sizing and more.
  • Common Fitting issues & adjustments
  • PLUS SIZE adjustments to commercial patterns (what to do when they don’t have your size)
  • Bodice fitting including full bust adjustments and small bust adjustments
Pattern Making Basics: How to create a basic bodice sloper (video and live demo) 
  • Dress-forms vs. Self Fitting
  • Creating muslins for your designs
  • Draping vs. Flat Pattern Drafting
  • Draping and adjusting a bodice block (live and video demo)
  • Drafting a sleeve (live and video demo)
*Lunch Break*
Pattern Creativeness: How to use one pattern for many styles
  • Franken-patterning: How to combine patterns and make them fit
  • How to use patterns as sloper for ideas you want to bring to life
Fabric: Identifying and choosing it
  • How to identify it
  • How to purchase it online
  • How to learn content
  • What to avoid if new to sewing
  • How to pair it with what is in your head

JULY 20th DAY 2 

9:00am – 4:00pm 

Business of Blogging 101: How to start, grow and expand your blog/brand
  • How to start & what to avoid!
  • Growing your audience
  • Creating interest and return visitors
  • When to expand and monetize
  • How to turn your idea, passion or dream into a profit
  • Learn if your idea is feasible or if you need to adjust your plan (get feedback and useful information)
  • Learning the basics of rankings, labeling your images, getting indexed and more
Starting a Creative Business: How to take your idea to  the bank!
  • The 1,2,3′s of setting up a a creative business
  • How to price yourself and ask for what you are worth
  • Working with clients
  • The financial aspect of your business, setting up, paying yourself and more
  • Websites, logos, branding, marketing….why, when and how!
  • Sample business models, why they work and how to learn from them
  • Open floor discussion on idea sharing and creating.
Fabric Shopping Trip!!!
We will all board a charter bus that will take us to the fashion district where we will shop, shop, shop!

HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS 

LA Live is the BEST most exciting new area of Los Angeles/ Staples Center and the ESPN Zone are next door to hotel for the men joining their spouses**
 
JW Marriott @ LA Live (Event Hotel)
900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Special rate of $239 per night / Call the hotel group reservations to book:  877-622-3056

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