Friday, February 14, 2014

Sew Expos BIG SALE 2014

It's time to get ready- well, past time that is- for the Sewing and Stitchery Expo which is happening Feb 27-Mar 2, 2014 at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center in Puyallup, Washington, USA. This is the moment when speakers and vendors go into over drive to just GET IT DONE. We have not only been spending long nights at the sewing machine, but writing and preparing handouts and samples for the classes, arranging and preparing for the multitude of things that go into booth set up, and coordinate with anyone who might be there to help.

I need to disappear from view for a while, but before I do, you'll need to know about the big sale that Sew Expo is doing this year, happening TODAY, valentines day, Feb 14.

Here is the scoop, from their newsletter:

"Starting a 12:01 a.m. (PST) until 11:59 p.m., February 14th, we will be offering a 20% off all seminar and admission tickets, and even Friday Night Live and Quilter’s Night Out tickets! We will also waive shipping and handling fees for that 24 hour time period!

This is your chance to buy tickets or add to the ones that you already have at a great price. Some classes fill quickly, then later open up when we can add seats or sessions, so check your brochure or online for classes you may have missed. This is the perfect opportunity to give a gift of fun and learning to yourself or a special friend for Valentine’s Day!

This offer is for online sales only and only for the 24 hours listed, and the coupon code is CUPID. When you place your order, select Enter Coupon in your shopping cart before proceeding to Checkout. Type in the word CUPID, which is case sensitive. You will see the discount applied. Then proceed to Checkout)."

I am teaching only ONE 1 needle class, #1061, "Cleaver Techniques for Vintage Sewists". It will be in Room L of the VIP Bldg, Thurs and Sat. at 4:30pm. 

The other class I teach is FREE. "The Mix and Match Modern/Vintage Wardrobe" is on the showplex free stage Thurs. and Sat. at 8:30am and again at 3:30pm on Fri. 

Now go get your discounts!
I'll see you at the show!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The full bust adjustment in 10 easy steps

We might think there is enough information out there about the FULL BUST ADJUSTMENT, affectionately known as the FBA, but it's fair to say the the majority of questions I get from students in my Craftsy class are centered on this very important alteration. To try and clear up any confusion you might have about how to do this adjustment, I've made up a hand out showing how to do this alteration, in 10 EASY steps.
  • Get the alteration measurements from a cup size chart
  • Using my Tia pattern, I show you how to do the alteration step by step
  • This method is the same for all princess seam patterns. 
  • This downloadable instruction is more detailed that the class video. 
 Whether or not you need to do this alteration, I will leave for another post !

 Link to the handout from my website here: