Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sew Fabulous

Lei ChicUse it and toss it? Back in the day when you could afford to be wasteful, sure. In 2011, you’re newly resolved to reuse, recycle, and DIY.

Which means your new shopping M.O. is “frugal and fabulous” – except that your current finances are making even frugal a stretch right now. And keeping up your personal style without falling into the same old spending patterns – that’s a hard habit to mend.

It’s time to sign up for some expert sewing instruction at Kami Atelier. Held in designer Kami Lizares’ creative studio in Manoa Marketplace, you can get a month of weekly lessons in the basics of cutting patterns, (safely) using a sewing machine and understanding simple tools and terminology – all for half the price of a new pair of Hudson jeans. By the end of your first class, you’ll have created an oh-so-cute throw pillow to add pop to your play-it-safe living space. And as your skills advance, Lizares and her team will help you outfit everything from your windows to yourself with your own designs.

It’s the most creative way you’ll find to bid sew long to credit card charges – and patch up your personal finances once and for all.

Classes are held at Kami Atelier , inside Studio Modiste, second floor, Manoa Marketplace. Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. $120 for four classes. Drop-in classes are $35 each. Reservations required. Call 808.429.6521 for more information.
July 2011 Update: Studio Modiste has closed at Manoa Marketplace. We'll update you with any more new information.

Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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