SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
PatternReview Blog > PR Weekend Los Angeles - April 24th-26th Registration is OPEN
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. 




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 - $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



18 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
WantToSewAgain said... (1/23/15 5:12 PM) Reply
How far is the hotel from Union Station (Amtrak station)? Would it require a taxi or is there public transportation that could get me there?
sk8rcruz said... (1/23/15 10:31 AM) Reply
What is the name of the closest airport?
Deepika replied...(1/23/15 10:44 AM)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
BlossomKyle said... (1/22/15 10:12 PM) Reply
I'm in! I think! Are the registration confirmations sent immediately after payment? I registered tonight around 8:30pm EST and have not received the registration confirmation email. I checked my spam folder too and it's not there but I did get my paypal receipt and mastercard "large purchase" alert ha ha
Deepika replied...(1/23/15 7:54 AM)
Kyle I'm not seeing your reg. let me do some digging and get back to you.
Deepika replied...(1/23/15 10:43 AM)
Found it.
BlossomKyle replied...(1/24/15 1:00 PM)
Thanks for finding it!
ElaineSweet said... (1/21/15 12:23 PM) Reply
Is there a group rate for the hotel? Do we need a code?
Deepika replied...(1/21/15 5:36 PM)
The group rate is $139/night plus tax. The code is in the confirmation email when you register. Hope this helps.
Catina said... (1/21/15 12:19 PM) Reply
Is there a limit to how many spots are available?
Deepika replied...(1/21/15 5:42 PM)
Catina, there are plenty of spots right now :)
upgrade skills said... (1/21/15 11:08 AM) Reply
Is there a way to just pay for Saturday's Fit Seminar? I live in Los Angeles, and visit the fabric stores often(!) so could get by without the guided shopping : )
Deepika replied...(1/21/15 5:38 PM)
Hi, unfortunately the partial registration is not an option. By the way, saturday is so much more than just fabric shopping. Don't forget the evening show and tell and reception at the hotel. Loads of fun.
mrsbewley said... (1/21/15 10:19 AM) Reply
Elisabeth, that's correct, the registration fee does not include the cost of the hotel.
Elisabeth Lee said... (1/21/15 9:09 AM) Reply
This does not cover hotel costs, correct?
Deepika replied...(1/21/15 5:38 PM)
Hi Elisabeth, yes that's correct, the cost does not cover the hotel room.

Search Blog

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Previous Posts

   Feature Fridays - Entering a Contest
   New Indie Designer Patterns
   Feature Fridays - Store Search
   Sew your own Activewear
   McCall's $2.99 Sale
   Winners of the Sewing for Children Contest
   Member in Focus: Lynnelle
   Feature Fridays - Daily Digest
   Famous Frocks Book Review & Giveaway
   Sewing Machines - Review Highlights

Recent Comments

   BlossomKyle commented on PR Weekend Los Angeles - April 24th-26th Registration is OPEN
   WantToSewAgain commented on PR Weekend Los Angeles - April 24th-26th Registration is OPEN
   Deepika commented on PR Weekend Los Angeles - April 24th-26th Registration is OPEN
   Deepika commented on PR Weekend Los Angeles - April 24th-26th Registration is OPEN
   sk8rcruz commented on PR Weekend Los Angeles - April 24th-26th Registration is OPEN


  January,2015 (13)
  December,2014 (16)
  November,2014 (17)
  October,2014 (19)
  September,2014 (20)
  August,2014 (19)
  July,2014 (15)
  June,2014 (17)
  May,2014 (20)
  April,2014 (21)
  March,2014 (23)
  February,2014 (20)
  January,2014 (15)