Carol Steinbrecher is the founder and CEO of Style Solutions, LLC, an image and fashion management services firm. Carol specializes in alterations of ready-to-wear, fitting & fashion pattern alterations, wardrobe style techniques, colour analysis, and image branding services, with over 25 years experience. Clients include an Academy Award winner, corporate and small business groups, “everyday stars” and speaking engagements across the country. She received her training through AICI (Association of Image Consultants International) and Conselle Institute of Image Management. She is also a licensed affiliate of the Conselle. Graduate of UW-Oshkosh-BSN, Carol totally believes chocolate is one of the basic food groups and that at least 25% of every day should be fun! www.StyleSolutionsllc.com
Scarves, etc: What’s New, What’s YOU?
Calling all scarves and accessories! What do you do with that piece of fabric stuffed in the back of the drawer or closet? What are some of the new accessory trends? Get inspired, pull your outfits together and create magic in your wardrobe through this fun demonstration. It’s time to give yourself a smashing new look.
Fashion Arts Stage – Fri 9:30 . Sat 3:30
The Wrap Dress
Learn all about this iconic fashion design. Created 40 years ago by the famous designer, Diane Von Furstenburg, the wrap dress is making a dramatic comeback. See different versions of this style, variations that will work for you and how different fabrics make or break the look. We’ll explore notions and sewing techniques to make your wrap dress look designer perfect. Bring “dress up” back into your wardrobe.
Room 104 – Fri 11:30
Style School: Wardrobe Makeover
Does your wardrobe need updating or a flat out rescue and makeover? Using Carol’s wardrobe strategy, you’ll learn how to make the most out of your wardrobe while saving time, money and anxiety! Trigger your imagination by seeing basic garments mixed with new and upcoming styles and trends. Build clusters of outfits out of 5-10 pieces that will last up to three seasons of the year. Get the most out of your fashion dollar and organize your closet all at the same time!
Room 104 – Fri 3:30
Press to Impress!
Do you quilt, sew, embroider, craft or all of the above? Learn to make your projects appear sharper and double the overall “look value” to all that hard work you’ve put into creating them. See how pressing differs from ironing. Hey, girls need power tools, too, so check these out!
Room 104 – Fri 5:30
RTW Alterations: Menswear Pants
Guys need their clothes altered too. Want to try your hand at altering menswear? See the step-by-step process as Carol shows how to avoid that a saggy, baggy look and create a tailored flattering fit instead. These techniques can also be applied to women’s wear.
Room 104 – Sat 10:30
Pattern Fitting: Moving The Seams
See how the simple method of moving your flat pattern alterations to the seam line will create fantastic fitting garments right where you really need them. Carol demonstrates how this method can be applied to simple or more complicated alterations with no distortion to the pattern. It’s easy and it works!
Room 104 – Sat 12:30
Class registration will begin in Spring 2014. Watch for updates here on our blog for when brochure details become available and registration begins. www.creativfestival.ca