Happy Fall, Halloween, Almost Winter, Daylight Savings Time and don’t forget the Expo is next week!!
Whew! Here we are again-almost time for November Club meetings. Here are the important dates and times:
Sewing and Quilt Expo– November 9-11 on the Expo Stage (same place as last year)
We’ll be presenting Fashion Sewing Club and would love to see you and your latest creations.
Thursday, November 9 at 11:15 am
Friday, November 10 at 4 pm
Saturday, November 11 at 10:30 am
Come every day if you’re there, even if it’s the same garment-audience will change?
November Fashion Sewing Club Dates:
Thursday, November 9 , 6:30, @ JoAnn-Edina
Saturday, November 11, 10:30,@ Sewing and Quilting Expo-hope you can come
Tuesday, November 14, 10:30 @Treadle
The Saturday Club meeting will be at the Expo-we felt we had to try to meet new people that are available that day. This is a change in plans, hope we don’t mess up any schedules!
Pre-registration ends November 5th so make plans!!
For your inspiration, here are the photos from October Show and Tell and the jacket that got sent off before some of you got to see it:
A big win for me as I got all seven Halloween jammies sewn,sent and received (without overnight shipping!) by yesterday!!
And the biggest win of all is that I got to see them all in their jammies via FaceTime.
PS-we’re thinking of using sewing for kids as a format for classes-any interest? We bring fabric, go over technique and we all go home with clothes for kids.
PSS-Christmas is coming….
Thanks to everyone who made Tuesday’s Fashion Sewing Club a big hit. Here’s the pattern that I was wearing-a few of you asked-
Butterick 6065-out of print but still available on Butterick website
I forgot to bring this catalog to Club but if this style appeals to you, I would highly recommend taking the time to go to the website and order the catalog. Line drawings, photo shoot locations, prints, colors…better than a fashion magazine and free! www.gudrunsjoden.com
This is only one page of a 130 page catalog
And is there anything better than the proud smile on the face of a young sewist?!
I don’t know about you but I’m trying to hold on to summer. In the process of having a little too much fun in the sun, I guess I’ve let things slip a bit.
So here is show and tell from our July Fashion Sewing Club-
Icon Shirt-Sewing Workshop
Florence Shirt-Sewing Workshop-original and knit tee version
Anything but Ordinary-Cutting Line Designs
And then August Show and Tell-
Zayn top-Sewing Workshop
Florence Shirt-knit version-Sewing Workshop
Jalie Eleonore Jeans
Kids’ leggings from RTW tees
Icon Top from Sewing Workshop
Now and Zen (Sewing Workshop) base-details added
Thanks for coming and sharing your creativity with everyone! We are always amazed at how much people are sewing-even in summer with so many outdoor activities to attend to.
At our Tuesday Treadle meeting we were treated to a sneak preview of some textiles that Michele has ordered. The company is called Wool Gathering (which means dream catching) and imports directly from artisans in India. Watch for the new arrivals!
And then there was sew and tell!!
Stash busting scarf and a modified Cynthia Guffey blouse!
Easy Peasy Pleated dress by Olive Ann
Zipper closure below collar on back of dress
Thanks for coming everybody-see you in July!!
Here’s some of what we saw from you at Fashion Sewing Club in January. Thanks for making it what it is-inspirational! Club sheets and photos can be found in top menu bar.
Also, a few things to do around town-
Textile Center’s A Common Thread exhibit through February 25.
Dressing Downton exhibit at MOA through January 31.
Here are pics for Debbie’s jacket-
Button placket and collar detail for blouse-
Won’t you join us at noon on Tuesday, January 24 at Treadle or at 1 pm, Thursday, January 26 at JoAnn?
It’s hard not to love Cynthia Guffey’s beautifully constructed garments in cottons and silks. She was at the Expo again this past year and even though I have purged past patterns of hers from my stash I still ended up taking several new ones home with me.
Several Material Girls modeled her garments on the runway and also fell under the spell. So this year we decided to give her patterns a fighting chance. We are hoping that some group effort may unlock the mysteries of her limited sized, scantily illustrated, but technically challenging patterns.
To that end, we will be bringing our Guffey patterns to Workroom Social classes at Treadle (2/21 and 28 for starters) and Sew Social classes at JoAnn Yorktown (most Thursdays from 1-4).
Debbie has her muslin partially constructed for the jacket pattern with deep pleats at the shoulders. I have cut out the paper pattern and chosen fabric for the blouse with split button placket. I was happy to see that the new Threads issue has an article on a related button placket.
If you have experience with Cynthia’s patterns or would like to delve into her patterns with us, please email or register through Treadle (651-698-9690) or our website.
I’ll be posting our progress!
First, here’s the new grand baby girl!! There will be one more by the time next Club rolls around 🙂
And then a taste of the talent and hard work that you all been doing! We so appreciate you sharing and inspiring us and others each month!
Fearless Treadle owner and a finished Peony Vest from Sewing Workshop
Sewing Workshop Barcelona as a tunic dress
Chicago Jacket/Sewing Workshop
More Christmas pj’s
Treadle’s sequins in a skirt
Ginger Jeans from Closet Case Files!!
Vionnet Bias Dress
Fit for Art Tabula Rasa Jacket