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Portland Fashion Institute

Portland Fashion Institute purchased the building next to its main building in Portland’s Hollywood District. The building adds another 3,000 square feet to house a growing number of classes and students. To celebrate, PFI has joined with Design Week Portland to offer a FREE evening of tours, demos, talks and shopping.

The first floor of the building has been remade into a fabric store with everything from scissors and thread to silks and knits for apparel makers. The DWP Open House offers:

4-7 pm TOUR: Bring in this card for a 20% discount in our new fabric store. SWAG BAG with purchase. Enter to WIN a sewing machine from Montavilla Sewing Center. 60 years of Barbie – 100 designer fashions.

5-6 pm Free Demos. Patternmaking – Anne Swanson, freelance pattern maker Sewing the perfect zipper – Suzi Gurney, Mercantile Machine knitting – Lisa Silveira, Wandering Muse Fabric painting – Tricia Langman, Spoogi

6-7 pm Talk: How to make it as a fashion designer with award-winner Michelle Lesniak, Project Runway All Stars