I am a highly professional & experienced fashion design teacher at the La Salle College in Montreal. Having taught courses in sewing, pattern making and garment production —I am truly passionate about what I teach and I am always happy to pass on my knowledge to others. I learnt to sew from the age of 7, and since then, I have had over 30+ years in the production industry working for independent designers, my clients and international companies such as Cirque du Soleil.
I am open to teach anyone who is willing to learn from beginners level to more advanced levels. I am very well versed with teaching students that bring their own sketches and designs as well as, students that wish to learn everything from scratch without any specific designs.
My teaching style is flexible, fully dependent on the students needs. I am able to give lessons from my fully equipped Montreal studio minutes away from the metro or I can teach from a distance provided that students have their own equipment at home. By working from my studio, I will be able to provide you with all the equipment and materials such as paper, muslim and tools. Students who choose to work from the comfort of their homes will be provided with a list of materials/ equipment necessary to follow through with the classes.
Sewing & Pattern making come hand in hand, therefore I teach both simultaneously. After taking my classes, you should be comfortable with making and sewing your own patterns on your own.
Feel free to send me a message of your goals and expectations of this course and I would be happy to assist you to see how we can get there together.
"Sewing is not just a craft-- it's therapy"
Shirley is one of our best tutors. High-quality profile and excellent qualifications, organized and responsive to lesson requests, appreciated by their students!
‣ 30+ years of hands on experience in the textile industry
‣ 5+ years teaching fashion design at La Salle College
‣ Experience in production management, helping small designers
produce their own designs (clothing, bags, accessories)
‣ Upholstery of Furniture
‣ Entrepreneurial Background
‣ Costume Production for Cirque du Soleil
‣ Women's & Men's Wear Fashion Diploma (2015)
Shirley Jaunai- Winter
• Over 20+ years in sewing and garment production industry
• Over 5 years of teaching at Fashion Design College in Montreal (teaching
sewing, pattern making and draping courses)
• Highly Organized & Versatile Professional with experience as a production
manager (helping young entrepreneurs develop their own clothing
CONTACT INFO :
467 1re Avenue
Verdun, Qc. H4G 2V6
‣ La Salle College, Montréal — Fashion Design Teacher
JANUARY 2017 - PRESENT
Teaching pattern making, draping and sewing classes to college students.
‣Atélier Dominique Dubé, Montréal — Pattern Maker
JUNE 2019 - PRESENT
Responsible for pattern making, samples and the production of costumes for Cirque du Soleil.
‣Éco Équitable, Ottawa — Production Manager
JUNE 2015 - JULY 2017
Supervising production, quality control, sewing, pattern making and teaching upholstery.
‣Chateau Westmount , Montréal — Nursing Aid
2009 - 2015
‣House of Bamboo, St. Lucia — Owner
2002 - 2007
Upholstery of hotel lobbies, headboards, sofas, lounges chairs utilizing leather and other fabrics. Also reupholstering of yatchs, restaurants and for homeowners.
‣ LaSalle Collège , Montréal — AEC Women's & Men’s Wear
2011 - 2015
Graduated with two degrees, in women and mens wear. Top achiever and performer in the core classes allowing me to land a job as a teacher a few years after graduating.
‣Pattern Making, Draping
‣Sewing & Upholstery
‣Illustrator & Photoshop
‣Microsoft : Microsoft Excel & Word.
‣Designed winter jackets from upcycled materials that was presented at a fashion show in Ottawa.
‣Successfully executed the patterns for the Cirque du Soleil’s first Christmas show performance.
‣Increased sales, production and quality of production for the company, Éco Equitable.
‣1st place fashion design competition in Saint Lucia.
Perfect! She is super!!
Perfect! Having wonderful lessons with Shirley, learning lots.
Perfect! I was very impressed with the learning plan Shirley has for students as it aligns perfectly with my goals. She is very knowledgeable and patient :)
Perfect! Shirley is an excellent teacher. She is knowledgeable, friendly, pragmatic. I am confident that I will improve my skills and I will get great results! I am looking forward for the next classes :)
Perfect! Shirley is an excellent pattern-making, sewing, and fashion design teacher. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, patient, and friendly. I look forward to ongoing lessons and would definitely recommend her! :)
Perfect! Shirley is an amazing teacher, super patient and creative. I really appreciate all the time she put into working on my project with me and look forward to future lessons with her!
Perfect! Shirley is an amazing and competent teacher who will take the time to make sure you’re comfortable and that you understand every concept. I can’t wait to continue my lessons with her!
Perfect! Ms. Shirley is really warm, enthusiastic and most importantly, knowledgeable about Pattern Making
Perfect! I really enjoyed my time and Shirley, she's calm, patient, genuine, and super knowledgeable !
Perfect! Shirley is a calm and kind soul. She taught me so much in just our first class together!! Look no further than Shirley for some lessons on fashion :)
Amira is a very motivated student, a Student that any teacher would have the pleasure of teaching. She has done her research which shows interest and it ready to absorb and learn. I am looking forward in teaching Amira and I wish her success.
Shirley is without doubt an amazing teacher and her lessons have been invaluable. Her attention to detail, pleasantness and guidance have really helped me grow in the field of Fashion Design and I owe the world to her. Shirley is a particularly good communicator and I found it easy to follow the message she was trying to convey during our sessions and she was always willing to answer all queries which I may have. I would recommend Shirley to anyone without hesitation as I believe that she has the knowledge, skill and personality to help anyone succeed in Fashion Design
Shirley is very patient and takes time to help us correct our mistakes. She has lots of experience and good design ideas to help us improve. 5 stars!
To excel in anything, one needs to be passionate about what one does. That passion is the driving force to learn, grow and expand one’s knowledge,. Through the experience gained by striving to be the best possible you. These attributes are Shirley’s driving force which puts her heads above others. I recommend her wholeheartedly in her teaching endeavours, as she generously imparts her skills on others.
She is hands down one of the best teachers I have ever had. Incredibly patient and knowledgeable. She is passionate about her work and sharing it with others. Initially I struggled but as she encouraged throughout the process I ended up learning quite a lot. 10/10 would recommend
If you want to learn anything pattern making/ sewing / fashion related: I highly recommend Shirley! You could tell that she truly loves what she teaches — she’s very knowledgeable in the field and can teach you anything you need to learn in terms of seeing, pattern making & fashion. 10/10
|at her home||at your home||By webcam|
|1 hour||$28||Not available||$28|
|5 hours||$24||Not available||$138|
|10 hours||$20||Not available||$276|