It's nearly time for the SEWING and STITCHERY EXPO in Puyallup Washington, and we at Sew Chic are excited to meet you in person! If you weren't already planning to attend this show, it's not too late to make it happen. Many classes are still open and of course the shopping is fantastic because anything and everything sewing will be there for you to see, touch, try, and take home! The dates are Feb 28- Mar 3 at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Come see me atbooth # 928, (way in the back) and be the first to preview our newest pattern styles. For you true retro girls with advanced sewing skills, we will have a new "advanced" cocktail style that will knock your socks off. Please let me know you are on my mailing list too! I will be teaching two classes. One will be on thefree stage in the Showplex building calledAbounding in Gowns at 9:30am, Thursday and Saturday. I will be showing you a few of the bridal gowns I have designed and some of the evening gowns that were made specifically for, and accepted into a juried competition. For a gown to be accepted by a jury, it must be unusual, special, or interesting. To win, it must be impressive. Through the presentation, I will talk with you about the construction and techniques that provide the structure for these gowns. You might be surprised at how easy it can be! The second class is also in theShowplex, room C, calledContemporary Vintage, #1063 at 1:30, Friday and Sunday. Last I checked, there was a bit of room still, but the friday class is filling faster. In this class, it will be a bit of a study of sewing patterns from 1930's to about 1980's. I will go over the basics of what to expect from these patterns based on the times and technology available so you can successfully get along with a vintage pattern. You may be surprised to learn how drastically the sizes, body shapes, terminology, techniques, visuals, and sewing knowledge and skill have changed compared to modern times. Last touch on how to make a modern pattern look vintage or switch a vintage pattern to look modern. For more information about the show or to sign up for classes, visit http://www.sewexpo.com/ Hope to see you there! Laura
I love shoes....and vintage hats. I collect them both, but my collection of fabric exceeds them both. I do love all things sewing and vintage. I sew with my mothers metal Morse zig zag machine that I would not give up for anything. It sews like a dream, as it should, and proudly carries the Good Housekeeping seal of approval. A reminder of the 'good ol' days' when quality meant something.
I try to emulate that sentiment through my dearest passion, which is clothing design. Nearly all of my time is devoted to designing quality patterns that will have this great mix of modern wear-ability and retro styling. You can find both my line of patterns and my portfolio of gowns in the links below.
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