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Program Topics

General:

The Power of Personal Appearance/ Clothes Power: Three universal effects of personal appearance are the focus of this program. Learn how to get control of this powerful influence and make it work for you.

Image Impact/Image Integrity: A definitive discussion of these important concepts, with related examples. Find out if you have image integrity and what to do if you don't.

Public Persuaders: Messages in Personal Appearance: Participants learn the characteristics of dress, grooming, and body language—three vital forms of non-verbal communication—that predictably elicit positive or negative response from other people. Learn what your image says about you.

Feeling Good About Me or Looking Glass Self: Thought provoking discussion about the sources of body image. Learn the connection between self concept and self esteem. Leave with increased feelings of self acceptance and appreciation.

Art Elements and Principles:

Art in Everyday Dress/ The Art of the Matter: An overview of the elements and principles of design, filled with proven ways to create a harmonious appearance. Answers the questions about how to combine styles, colors, fabrics, and patterns.

Pieced & Patchwork Fashions in 5 to 8 Easy Pieces: Go beyond ordinary with one-of-a-kind pieced garments in mixed-media fabrications. Judi models wearable art of special interest to quilters who avoid fashion sewing and fashion sewers timid about piecing. Amazingly easy with illustrated fashions to guide and inspire your own creativity.

Fantastic Silhouette: A "revealing" examination of general figure types and variations, clothing styles to flatter the figure and the keys to a fabulous fit. Never mind how perfect the color, how creative the style or how fine the seam. If it doesn't, fit, it doesn't work!

FABULOUS FIT: Line Upon Line and Step by Step: Learn a dynamic new approach to improving self image, self esteem, and self presentation skills as you select fashion styles that accommodate and flatter your figure beautifully. Learn the most incredible method of pattern alteration to ever hit the sewing industry—the "hinged seam" method, Finally, fast, easy, and effective solutions are available for more than 85 figure variations!

Pattern Alteration Update: What Works, What Doesn't, & Why: Compare and discover the advantages and disadvantages inherent in the various methods of fitting and alteration. Find out which methods eliminate distortion during the process. Learn guidelines for accuracy in altering. With this class, you become one of the most knowledgeable in the field.

DRESS SLIM—SEW SLIM: The Favorite Fashion Strategy for Every Body! Look pounds thinner as you camouflage and counter in comfort and style–whatever your size. Find out which body measurement leads you to the correct size pattern. See styles that fit and flatter even when your weight fluctuates. Often presented in combination with Fabulous Fit.

ColorSense: A fascinating look at the physical and psychological aspects of color, followed by a liberating approach to personal color selection and coordination. There's more to color than meets the eye.

From Fiber to Fabric: The Topic is Texture: A look at fibers and fabrics in terms of clothing selection, coordination and performance. Answers the question of how to combine textures.

Pattern for Pattern: Prints, Plaids and Stripes: Learn to recognize the characteristics of a fabric pattern, judge the quality, and select for your personal style and purpose. Answers the question of how to combine fabric patterns.

Wardrobing:

Wardrobe Evaluation 101/Closet Commentary: Got any "wardrobe orphans?" Step-by-step evaluation of what's in your closet. Find out what works, what doesn't and why. Learn how to "greenbag" your closet, then organize what works.

5 EASY PIECES—A Lifestyle Wardrobe Strategy: A lively demonstration of wardrobe clusters, with guidelines. See the styles, colors, fabrics, fashions and accessories together in ways that will fire your imagination, increase your wardrobing skills, eliminate anxiety about clothing, save you time and money, and simplify your life!

Wardrobe Strategies for Lifestyles 2000/ Wardrobe Workout: Watch a lively demonstration of twelve practical and proven strategies for effective wardrobe planning, selection, and coordination in this fast-paced, highly visual program. This program is fun-damental to success in wardrobing and fashion sewing!

LookChangers: 101 ways to change the look of an outfit according to your mood, your objective, the occasion or the weather. Ideas and fashion tips galore!

Fashion Forecast: In this program you get update information on current and coming fashion trends. Program includes tips on how to read the fashion pages. Decide what to adopt, adapt or avoid. It's a twice-annual event.

"I'd Love To Go, But What'll I Wear?": Special clothes for special occasion—casual and best-dress. Gives you the confidence you need to go and enjoy.

Accessor-Ease: Part of Your Personal Style An exciting presentation on accessories to enhance and complete your image. It's non-stop ideas.

Travel With Style, Ease, and All the Right Stuff: Strategies for putting together an exciting, attractive, efficient travel wardrobe. Travel can be a pain unless you know these points.

Personal Style: What Is It, Who Has It, How You Can Have It Too An intriguing presentation on image poles and personal image types, with cross-over techniques used to achieve personal style. It makes an incredible seminar.

Smart Shopping or Chic on a Shoestring: Shopping techniques and skills to save you time, energy and money. Especially for those who hate to shop.

Grooming:

Save Your Money, Save Your Face: A fascinating, no-nonsense approach to skin care for skin type. Learn how to recognize myth-information about skin care products.

Make Up, Make Down, Make Over: Makeup procedures to enhance a natural looking appearance. Learn how to avoid making any of the ten most common makeup mistakes.

Special Interest:

Maternity Matters: Clothing selection and grooming tips for each trimester. How to look terrific while pregnant.

Kids Are People Too or Kids 'n Clothes: Wardrobe planning, selection and coordination for infants and elementary age children. This information makes mom's job easier.

TeenStyle: Wardrobe planning, selection and coordination for teens, with hints on how to prepare for an exciting future. Take some of the problems out of the problem years.

Especially for Petites or Short Chic—For Women 5'4" and Under: A confidence building program packed with image concepts that increase shorter women's options and ability to achieve an attractive appearance. They'll love it.

Especially for "Big Beautiful Women": Another confidence building program packed with image concepts that increase large women's options and ability to achieve an attractive appearance. They don't believe until they see it.

Prime Time Image or Getting Older, Getting Better: Clothing and grooming techniques and skills that allow men and women to grow older gracefully, attractively, comfortably and fashionably. You'll love this one if you're over the hill and still climbing.

The Look of Leadership: Dress, grooming and body language to enhance leadership ability—in the home, school, church, community and workplace. Dress-for-success strategies are not limited to the executive office.

 
 

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