Thursday, September 27, 2012

Workshop: Pattern and Stripe Matching for Garment and Costume Making

photo: Joel Aron


Join *Autumn Adamme* of Dark Garden Unique Corsetry to learn tricks and techniques for layout, planning, cutting and stitching of patterned materials.

Pattern and stripe matching is one of the many things that sets a good garment apart from a great garment.
Matching can also create new and different patterns that weren't evident in the fabric.
Careful planning goes into fabric layout, cutting and stitching ~ this can feel impossible if you haven't tried it yet, but once you begin, you'll be hooked!

Please bring your garment pattern and fabric, fine pins and rotary cutters
and mats. Techniques will be shown for stripes, plaids and large arabesque
vine patterned prints and brocades.
Guest teacher *Autumn Adamme* has been creating costumes, wedding gowns and
corsets since 1987. Her exceptional attention to detail has put her a cut
above in the historical costume community and her gowns and corsets are
found in the pages of fashion magazines, on models and celebrities in the
US and Europe.
*11am-4pm, Sunday October 7*
$100
*Erin Mahoney Design Studio*
1661 Tennessee Ave #3E
San Francisco, CA 94107
(Cesaer Chavez & 3rd Sts.)
phone: (408) 761-1303
email: classes@erinmahoney.com
web: erinmahoney.com/classes






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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Folsom Street Fair this Sunday!

It's time for the Folsom Street Fair!
Come be part of the delicious debauchery...
Find us at booth 1017 and 1019 between 10th and 11th street on Folsom.
Get a map and list of exhibitors here.

Corsets: Dark Garden
Models: Maggie and Dave
Photo: Audrey Penven

Corset: Minx by Dark Garden 
Models: Amanda Williams
Photo: Kristin Argue

Corset: Sweetheart Victorian with applique by Dark Garden 
Models: Anthea Tuley
Photo: Kristin Argue 

Corset: Corselette in striped wool by Dark Garden 
Models: Janelle Slavik
Photo: Kristin Argue
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Urban Air Market September 16th

Corset: Dark Garden Model: Lauren Bida Photographer: Kristin Argue 

It's that time again! The Fall Urban Air Market here in Hayes Valley will happen on September 16th. There will be ton's of awesome vendors and cool things to see. And of course, we will be there! Stop by at our booth and chat with our lovely corseted ladies. Then head into our shop and sip fresh punch while browsing our newest corset stock. It will be a fantastic way to spend your Sunday and a great way to see all the wonderful things our neighborhood has to offer! 

Corset: Dark Garden Model: Anthea Tuley Photographer: Kristin Argue

See you there!
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Kinetic Carnival September 8th and 9th



Come in and try on a corset and get a free ticket to the Willits Kinetic Carnival
(While supplies last)
With the lack this year of the Handcar Regatta we have great hopes for this new festival the 
Willits Kinetic Carnival, on September 8th and 9th. 
There will be steam engines and handcrafts and a BALL with an amazing musical lineup.
The festival is produced by the Mendocino County Museum and the long-established Roots of Motive Power Steam Festival.


Model: Cindy Lu
Photgrapher: Joel Aron
Corset: Ambrose by Dark Garden
Hat: Dollymop Designs
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Workshop: Pattern and Stripe Matching for Garment and Costume Making

photo: Joel Aron


Join *Autumn Adamme* of Dark Garden Unique Corsetry to learn tricks and techniques for layout, planning, cutting and stitching of patterned materials.

Pattern and stripe matching is one of the many things that sets a good garment apart from a great garment.
Matching can also create new and different patterns that weren't evident in the fabric.
Careful planning goes into fabric layout, cutting and stitching ~ this can feel impossible if you haven't tried it yet, but once you begin, you'll be hooked!

Please bring your garment pattern and fabric, fine pins and rotary cutters
and mats. Techniques will be shown for stripes, plaids and large arabesque
vine patterned prints and brocades.
Guest teacher *Autumn Adamme* has been creating costumes, wedding gowns and
corsets since 1987. Her exceptional attention to detail has put her a cut
above in the historical costume community and her gowns and corsets are
found in the pages of fashion magazines, on models and celebrities in the
US and Europe.
*11am-4pm, Sunday October 7*
$100
*Erin Mahoney Design Studio*
1661 Tennessee Ave #3E
San Francisco, CA 94107
(Cesaer Chavez & 3rd Sts.)
phone: (408) 761-1303
email: classes@erinmahoney.com
web: erinmahoney.com/classes






Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Folsom Street Fair this Sunday!

It's time for the Folsom Street Fair!
Come be part of the delicious debauchery...
Find us at booth 1017 and 1019 between 10th and 11th street on Folsom.
Get a map and list of exhibitors here.

Corsets: Dark Garden
Models: Maggie and Dave
Photo: Audrey Penven

Corset: Minx by Dark Garden 
Models: Amanda Williams
Photo: Kristin Argue

Corset: Sweetheart Victorian with applique by Dark Garden 
Models: Anthea Tuley
Photo: Kristin Argue 

Corset: Corselette in striped wool by Dark Garden 
Models: Janelle Slavik
Photo: Kristin Argue

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Urban Air Market September 16th

Corset: Dark Garden Model: Lauren Bida Photographer: Kristin Argue 

It's that time again! The Fall Urban Air Market here in Hayes Valley will happen on September 16th. There will be ton's of awesome vendors and cool things to see. And of course, we will be there! Stop by at our booth and chat with our lovely corseted ladies. Then head into our shop and sip fresh punch while browsing our newest corset stock. It will be a fantastic way to spend your Sunday and a great way to see all the wonderful things our neighborhood has to offer! 

Corset: Dark Garden Model: Anthea Tuley Photographer: Kristin Argue

See you there!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Kinetic Carnival September 8th and 9th



Come in and try on a corset and get a free ticket to the Willits Kinetic Carnival
(While supplies last)
With the lack this year of the Handcar Regatta we have great hopes for this new festival the 
Willits Kinetic Carnival, on September 8th and 9th. 
There will be steam engines and handcrafts and a BALL with an amazing musical lineup.
The festival is produced by the Mendocino County Museum and the long-established Roots of Motive Power Steam Festival.


Model: Cindy Lu
Photgrapher: Joel Aron
Corset: Ambrose by Dark Garden
Hat: Dollymop Designs