This will be my 3rd year attending the American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan. Lucky for me, it's just about an hour's drive, so I pack a lot in and make a day of it. This Saturday you will find me...
- Make Pants That Fit! with Judy Kessinger of FitNice (from 8:30 - 11:30 am) Take the smiles out of your pants - they belong on your beautiful face! Learn how to measure and draw a pattern that only fits you by making any necessary adjustments on the finished garment, then
transferring them back to your pattern. Discover all the sewing and fitting tricks to make pants look and feel perfect. I'm really looking forward to this class, as I desperately need pants for work since I lost the weight. Getting the right fit in the waist and hips and crotch... teach me, please!?
- Eating lunch and shopping the vendor floor! I'm most excited to see Vogue Fabrics and the Fabric Gallery. Haberman's always draws me in, but I still have stuff on the table from my last trip there with Beth! I skip past the quilting booths, and check out some of the more unique stuff! I also need to pick up some embroidery stabilizers while I'm there! If you're going to the show, I'd love to cross paths with you. Leave me a note, and maybe we can connect?
- Serger 911 with Kathy Ruddy of Kathy Ruddy - Live Guides Inc. from 2:45 to 3:45
All serger owners and prospective owners need to know how the serger operates from the inside out.
Learn about burrs, how width is used to improve stitches and how to create a perfect balanced-tension control strip. Discover a sequential tension formula that works on any serger and all thread types. A five-minute serger pocket that can be added to any pattern plus some fun projects using a balanced stitch will be demonstrated. (I'm proficient in serging basic seams, but would really like to know more about the rolled hem and the elastic attachment!
- The Natural Fibers Contest sponsored by PatternReview! I'm modeling my silk dress, and am really looking forward to seeing Robin, Lynn, Melody, and Kristin... and, I get to see Bunny's linen jacket in person! Jealous, much? Wish me luck...