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PR Weekend Los Angeles - April 24th-26th Registration is OPENBy Deepika on 1/19/15 1:41 PM

13th Annual PR Weekend -  Los Angeles, California April 24th-26th


 See highlights from last year's event



Official Hotel 

Headquarters of PR Weekend will be the Hotel Figueroa in downtown Los Angeles. This is a historic property built as a YWCA in 1926, converted to a hotel in 1930.  The hotel is decorated in a Moroccan theme harking back to a bygone era.  The hotel features plenty of public space on the first floor so there will be ample opportunity to enjoy a beverage and hang out with your PR friends.  We will be ideally located across the street from LA Live and a short 4 block walk from FIDM so you can visit the Scholarship Store and the Museum. 

Room Rate: We've negotiated an awesome rate of only $139/night for all the PR Weekend attendees. To take advantage of this rate, register soon! The link to book the room at this rate will be in the confirmation email when you register. The rooms have either two double beds (ideal for sharing) or one king bed. Specify which room you'd like when you book. 




Event Schedule

Thursday, April 23rd -Pick up your program booklets, ID badges and make connections! Optional group dinners will be planned (TBD)

Friday, April 24th 

Shopping day!  Board a bus and explore a wonderland of fabrics.  We will be running buses from the hotel to Mood Fabrics, The Fabric Store and to the downtown shopping district with more fabric stores than you can count.  Your program will include a write up on members favorite stores in the district as well as listing the specialties of many stores.

Friday night – You don't want to mis this! Bernina is sponsoring a fun evening of show and tell (to share your favorite fabric purchase of the day), there will be a table for pattern adoptions, Bernina will be demonstrating their newest machines and there is plenty of space to move around and visit with all the other participants. We will be serving hors D’oeuvres with a cash bar.


Saturday, April 25th Interactive Fit Seminar with Lynda Maynard

Renowned fit expert and author of Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques, in her all day seminar Lynda will fit upto 4 garments (time permitting) on our live fit models. She will start with an A-Line Skirt, moving on to the Sheath, Pants and a Jacket! 4 volunteers will bring their pre-sewn muslins to the seminar and Lynda will show us how to fit them right there. She will then demonstrate how to transfer the alteration on the pattern pieces. During lunch break, we will have practice workstations so people can try those alterations on half-scale patterns. Lynda will be available to answer questions during this time.

Saturday Night - Group Dinner at a local restaurant.

Sunday, April 26th (optional)

Plans for Sunday will be on your own but the program will include options for bunch and other things to do in downtown LA.  If you haven’t bought enough fabric, most of the stores in the garment district will be open for business.  

Ready to Party?

Register Now PR Weekend Registration is now CLOSED.

PR Weekend Registration - $150 (Non-refundable) If for some reason you cannot attend, you can transfer your registration to another member. 


Registration will cover

1. Guided fabric shopping and transportation to Mood Fabrics and LA Garment District.

2. Friday night reception with hors D’oeuvres (cash bar) 

3. Transportation to fabric stores

4. Interactive Fit Seminar with Lynda Maynard on Saturday

5. Saturday night group dinner 

6. Information Packet and Souvenirs



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