Working with Lace Class

Papermaple Studio, New Orleans, LA

February 7-12, 2022

Are you hesitant to sew lace? Unsure of how to choose a suitable pattern for lace fabric and how to stitch it together? Join Mary Funt and Helen Haughey for an in-depth exploration of different types of lace fabrics, choosing the best construction method and many more couture level techniques to ensure success. You’ll make a muslin mockup of your garment prior to class which will be fine tuned for a perfect fit. Then we’ll explore possible layouts to highlight your chosen lace and discuss the best techniques for construction. Both Helen and Mary will assist you during the construction process and provide detailed notes for completing your project at home if necessary.

You will also have an opportunity to examine lace garments made by the instructors. You’ll see first-hand, the difference between types of lace and why construction methods for each type differ. You’ll also explore varying ways to handle hems and edges.

The class is held in a very well equipped studio in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Promenade Fabrics is nearby for needed supplies.

Registration Link for Lace Class

Please note that all participants are required to be vaccinated for COVID

Accommodations are available at the Hyatt in New Orleans:

You may also book by calling Hyatt central reservations at:  888-421-1442 and referencing your group code “G-HEHA.” 

Mary Funt has more than 25 years of experience in creating couture bridal and evening wear. She has studios in New York and Palm Beach. In addition to working with private clients, Mary also writes a blog, Cloning Couture, which discusses many details of couture sewing and is a regular contributor to Threads Magazine.  She teaches privately in-person and on-line and is a member of Association and Design Professionals (ASDP).

Helen Haughey has been creating couture level garments for 20 years, with studios in Orlando and Vero Beach, Florida. Helen is a contributor to Threads Magazine, posts regularly on social media and maintains an Etsy shop. She teaches group and private in-person classes. Helen has been a member of ASDP since 2007, receiving her MSDP certification in 2012 and has served on the Board as VP of Conference Planning. In 2018 Helen was awarded Best Overall Garment for her entry in the Threads Challenge and is currently the coordinator of the ASDP/Threads Challenge.