It’s an exciting week for me… I’m getting ready for the American Sewing Expo in Novi, MI. I’m teaching my jean fit workshop on Thursday’s pre-show class day and and Updated Professional Construction Techniques Class on Saturday. I’m also doing a daily seminar on how to do an FBA for D+Cups… very fun!! If you’ve never had the chance to attend this show, let me tell you what you’ve been missing. All sewing expos have a lot to offer, but I love the American Sewing Expo because it has lots of inspiration and a special energy. This family run show has a lot to offer. In addition to all the excellent venders on the floor, there are contests and fashion shows. The Passion for Fashion Sewing Challenge is both… participants have the opportunity to create a fantasy garment right on the show floor. This event is sponsored by baby lock, Fashion Supplies and McCall’s… so the prizes are amazing!!! (Actually I can’t get over how generous these companies are… They really support the sewing industry! Here’s a photo of last year’s winner
This year there is a half-scale challenge… Fashion Designer, Joi Mahon inspired us last year with her black and white striped sundress…. so cool. I entered this contest before I left the show last year. I love my half scale dressform… sadly, it’s staring at me right now… completely nude The deadline came up too quick for me… But, I can’t wait to see what everyone came up with.
There is also a special event for young sewers… Innovation Generation. This is my favorite because I’m always so amazed by what they come up with… So much talent at such a young age… It’s the best!!!
If you are not attending this year, stay tuned because I’ll be posted updates on what’s going on… Sneak peeks at what my students are doing in class and juicy details from some of the events and the vendor floor!!! Maybe you’ll be tempted to come next year!!! Happy Day