Does anyone still believe in the myth that you can be a successful designer without a business head? Portland Sewing is offering a one-day seminar with lawyer Owen Schmidt, called "Contracting Basics for Apparel Designers." It takes place this Saturday from 2-5 pm, and there's a $48 fee. Here's the official class description:

Owen will help you understand the basic elements of a contract interpret such phrases as “satisfaction guaranteed,” “best efforts” and more. Understand what you are reading before you sign that contract with a manufacturer, sales rep or buyer. Know what questions to ask. Learn the key phrases common to most contracts and what they mean. Find out what should be in a contract to protect you. In this class, you will prepare your own contracts you can use when acquiring the services you need to run your apparel business.

You can register here.