Alternative Alterations Workshop In Los Angeles 11/20!

Alternative Alterations Workshop with Milda Bublys @Maker's Mess 

Sunday 11/20 11a-2p 

$75 individual:

bring a pal for $139 :

In this class, you will learn how to creatively alter and repurpose clothing using a variety of “visible mending” techniques. Taking influence from Japanese sashiko, American quilt-making, and the current fiber art trend, instructor Milda Bublys of @MildaDesigns will guide you through this meditative hand-sewn practice to enhance and make your garments a work of art. 

All Materials are included, however, students are encouraged to bring their torn, stained or gently used garments that are in need of repair/alteration. Woven (non-stretch) items preferred.

A Friday Fright + Giggle

Guys, because it’s a Friday, I sensed that you needed some silliness in your life to guide you merrily into the weekend and happy hour. 

Well…. I have provided that and then some. 

I’d like to dedicate this to my friend Tom, who never fails to try and spook me, then promptly pee his pants in laughter right after. This Bud’s for you, Tom.

I also explain a bit more about what the e-course looks like,  STARTING YOUR OWN FASHION BUSINESS! <-------CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND PRICING!



You should know that I will be coming to you LIVE on Facebook to answer all your burning questions on this course.

WHEN:  Monday 9/26 from 1-1:30pm. 

Here’s the link, and please be sure to put it in your calendar:

Have you SUBSCRIBED yet to the Stitch N’ Style Studio? 

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Don’t forget, as a subscriber, you qualify for the following 2 Free Gifts :

- A FREE Fashion Business Assessment for your fashion or accessories collection!

- 25% Pre-Sale Discount on my e-course, “STARTING YOUR OWN FASHION BUSINESS” (offer ends 9/28/16)

Sign Up here now:

If you are already a subscriber, look out for this info in your mailbox. Send me a note if for some reason you did not receive it. I will send you the links.

7 more Days Until the big launch- see you at the studio!

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