A couple of years ago I made a skirt out of silk chiffon. Although I'm an experienced seamstress "this is different cook" as we say in Dutch. I found it really difficult to work with this material, from my point a view it was a disaster. I surfed on the internet to find a workshop for working with this material and I found the website of Marla Kazell.
I decided to sign up for this class and have never ever regeretted this!!! I have learned a lot about working with silk chiffon. Especially about how to cut the material (now I know what went wrong with my skirt) and about making a hem with such difficult material. I came all the way from Holland to participate in this class. Had a trip of 10 hours by plane but I have had a marvelous time!! Great class in a great environement. Marla was so very very kind to pick me up at the airport and to take me there again after the course had finished. I loved it to work with the other ladies in the class, made a few new sewing friends.
To combine this with a trip to Portland is tremendously, nice people, save environement. All in all; if I have the opportunity to go back to Portland to take another class with Marla about another subject I'll certainly do!! Marla is a very skilled teacher who has a lot of experience with all kind of couture garments.
I made a blouse. I'll make a review about it so you can all see the result!