Thursday, December 2, 2010

My sewing student's testimonial, Amanda Aitken


"If you want to learn to sew, you want to learn it from Nicole! Sewing used to seem like this mysterious skill that was so far beyond me, but Nicole made it simple and accessible. Her extensive fashion design background comes through loud and clear in every lesson (she really does know everything there is to know about sewing and garment construction!). I would recommend sewing lessons with Nicole to anyone. She's a patient yet whimsical teacher, and I love spending time with her every Tuesday."

~ Amanda Aitken
Wordpress Website Designer, Fashion Copywriter, and Translator

Beterthanchocolate Web Design: www.betterthanchocolatewebdesign.com
The Stylish Copywriter: fashionable words to sell your stuff online

Sunday, November 7, 2010

New designs for my line "Blue eyed Coquette"




My line of hair accessories ( add a pop! to your outfit)...I've been inspired by pearls,glitter and my all time fav. Tulle (crinoline).

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Upcycling Accessories Workshop with The City of Montreal & The Montreal Children's Library


I offer Upcycling accessory workshops for Kids & Adults. This summer (Thanks to Liz Chan / Creative & Cultural coordinator extraordinaire!) I hosted a workshop with The City of Montreal (Ville Marie) and The Montreal Children's Library
Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value. For example: Taking your slightly used jeans & recreating them into an accessory or another outfit.
If your organization or group is interested in these workshops. Just send me a note at Fairyesque.studio@gmail.com

Sunday, October 3, 2010

NEW " Blue eyed Coquette" Hair Accessories at FAIT ICI (Montreal)




NEW lovely hair pins (made of found buttons,tulle scraps & fabric) now available at my favorite general store FAIT ICI at
2519, Notre-Dame O corner Charlevoix
Montreal, Qu├ębec, H3J 1N6 /514.439.3888

Saturday, September 25, 2010

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Couture Xpress by Labcreatif




In 2008 & 2009 I participated in Couture Xpress hosted by Lab Creatif (organization Supporting local Fashion designers), in which I made a dress (or outfit) in 60 minutes using recycled clothing from Village de Valeurs. Here's a peak at my " in the moment" creations. I strongly believe in supporting new talent in the industry
and it's one of the main reasons why I am a teacher & mentor now!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Promotion on Indyish.com



I am linked to the fabulous indyish website.
Fairyesque Studio
Check out this local creative & music network!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

My Sewing Student Mariana's project


My 1st sewing student Mariana has created with me, only accessories. Handbags,wallets, Make-up bags....and all the above! She enjoys all the creations with intricate details or complex structures. I admire her dedication to completing each one with such determination. Here's a little taste of her own creation ( pattern and sewing were done by her! )

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Private Sewing & Design Lessons with Nicole Picard




Please see my 2 course descriptions below ( please contact me regarding costs);

Beginner Seamstress:
Course duration: Two hours once a week for six weeks (12 hours)
Fabric, supplies and use of sewing machine included.
In this one-on-one class, you will learn:
Sewing-machine basics
Tools and terminology
How to prepare, mark, and cut fabric

• How to read a commercial pattern
• How to sew a garment that fits

Projects: Bag or A-line Skirt
Week one • Learning your sewing machine • Different fabric and supplies • Measuring yourself • Choosing patterns
Week two • Reading a pattern • Aligning pattern pieces • Marking and cutting your fabric
Week three • Interfacing • Darts • Zippers ( Tote bag: lining and interfacing)
Week four • Waistbands • Hems (Tote bag: Straps and pockets)
Week five • Garment fitting (Tote bag: Add extra details)
Week six • Finish project

Your Own Project :
Course duration: Two hours once a week for four weeks (8 hours)
Prerequisite: Basic sewing skills
Fabric and Supplies: To be purchased by student


In this one-on-one class, you will learn:
• How to copy and trace existing garments
• How to adjust the pattern
• How to sew a garment that fits (Made- to- Measure)

Projects
• Of your choice
Week one • Tracing the garment • Seam allowances
Week two • Adjusting the pattern • Cutting and sewing
Week three • Sewing of garment • Adjustments
Week four • Finishing garment

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cinco de Maya costume for "One Hundred Jobs"






Last week in between my contract with the amazing Tuti Do(REV communications). I also collaborated with Aimee Davison of One Hundred Jobs to create a Cinco de Maya costume up-cycling a few dresses, some ribbons and flowers.

Monday, May 10, 2010

My debut on UGLY BETTY (1st season final episode)



I was going through my design archives and found the first time my company Fairyesque was shown on UGLY BETTY (1st season) on the character Charlie.

Monday, April 12, 2010

My Hair accessories are available at ETHIK BOUTIQUE


I am now selling my hair accessories "Blue-eyed Coquette" at Ethik Boutique(6050 St.Hubert, Montreal //corner of Bellechasse).
ETHIK BGC is an incubator of ethical fashion, a mixture of boutique, gallery and entrepreneurial business centre.
ETHIK BGC un autre MODE d'agir
www.ethik-bgc.ca

"DESIGN & CREATE YOUR OWN UP-CYCLED ACCESSORY! "

Sewing Workshop at Ethik Boutique (6050 ST. HUBERT// CORNER OF BELLECHASSE)
This Saturday April 17th

Designer Nicole Picard (of Fairyesque & www.fairyesquestudio.blogspot.com) will show you how to hand-sew a beautiful hair/ brooch accessory using found & vintage fabrics in this 3-hour workshop.
Bring yourself & your favorite fabric pieces!
All supplies with be provided( Including ribbons, notions, buttons and extra fabric)
Cost: $50 per person (bring 2 friends and pay $30 per person)


ETHIK BGC is an incubator of ethical fashion, a mixture of boutique, gallery and entrepreneurial business centre.
ETHIK BGC un autre MODE d'agir
www.ethik-bgc.ca

Friday, April 2, 2010

The beautiful Felicity Hamer(USWM) in one of my designs!




Dress designed & created by Nicole Picard (Couture Xpress 60 min.)
Musicians :The United Steel Workers
Photos by Susan Moss

Sewing workshop at Ethik Boutique! April 10th and 17th

Hello everyone!

I am hosting a workshop on April 10th (hand sewing) and 17th at Ethik Boutique (please see information below!) If you would like a french version please send me a email.
Pass this on to anyone you think would be interested in this!
Thank you so much!!
-Nicole


"Design & Create your own Upcycled Accessory "
Sewing Workshop at Ethik Boutique (6050 St.Hubert)
Saturday April 10th


Designer Nicole Picard (of Fairyesque & www.fairyesquestudio.blogspot.com) will show you how to hand-sew a beautiful accessory using found & vintage fabrics in this 3-hour workshop.
Bring yourself & your favorite fabric pieces!
All supplies with be provided( Including ribbons, notions, buttons and extra fabric)
Cost: $50 per person ($30 per person with 2 friends)

ETHIK BGC is an incubator of ethical fashion, a mixture of boutique, gallery and entrepreneurial business centre.
ETHIK BGC un autre MODE d'agir
www.ethik-bgc.ca

Monday, March 15, 2010

My Hair accessories on ETSY.com

I just added a few brand new hair clips and combs on ETSY.com
*all created & designed by Nicole P. // made of found vintage buttons,ribbons,lace and more!!
Check out ETSY every week I will be adding more creations!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

"Blue-eyed Coquette" Hair Accessories designed by Nicole Picard







I have been buzzing around a little collecting buttons,ribbons & pieces of fabric to create my newest inspiration. "Blue-eyed Coquette" is a NEW collection of one-of-a-kind hair accessories (on pins,clips & combs!) available exclusively at General 54 (54 St.Viateur).


Visit this Vintage & Local designer boutique during Nuit blanche this Saturday February 27th.

NEW! Photoshoot for one of my lovely students (sewing & design)




A few weeks ago one of my talented student's (Erika Ferreira) created 3 pieces which were sewn & created under my guidance, for her fashion portfolio for Ryerson University. We then created a rogue photoshoot with more creative ladies in tow! Our model was my wildly hilarious friend, Aimee Davison of "100 hundred jobs" and the calming photographer was Emily Gan



Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Behind-the-Scenes shots of The S.W.A.P photoshoot


"Behind the scenes" shots of the styling I did with the talented
The S.W.A.P team http://www.theswapteam.org/ //
Make-up artist: Sandra Chirico http://studiostitchart.blogspot.com/
* all garments used were from The S.W.A.P at Piknic Electronik


Monday, January 25, 2010

Private Sewing/design lessons with N.Picard

At the moment I am offering one-on-one Private lessons in Sewing & Design all tailored to your ideas!





I have been sewing for the last 25 years and have been in the Fashion Industry for 12 years as a designer,entrepreneur and fashion educator & mentor.

You can choose 2 options for your lessons:

1. Just the Basics :
Zig zag stitch
Straight stitch
Adding Zippers
Rolled hem
Seams
Understanding & learning about your machine
Fabric construction & Textile Intro.

2. Choose your own project:
The perfect way to create your idea and add a few of the basics in the mix. I will guide you through all the steps.
* I also include one free 1/2 hour consultation before the classes start.

If this interests you please contact me at Nicolepicardfairyesque@gmail.com