Our February meeting covered a lot of ground. Liz C., our gracious host for the month, introduced us to the Fit Nice Sew Slim System (who can resist a name like that?) and the great-looking pants she made using it. You would never guess they have an elastic draw cord waist. Oops–sorry for letting the world know that, Liz. She also showed us the Sensational Shawl Pattern by LJ Design, which lives up to its name and is a snap to make. This is a definite addition to the to do list. Who can resist an opportunity to actually finish something the same day you start it?
Moving to the opposite end of the time commitment spectrum, we shared ideas for getting our Curvy Girl Prom Dresses ready. I can’t wait to see everyone’s creations. Mine has now crossed that threshold from a pile of fabric pieces and ideas to an actual dress. For many of us, this is the first time we’ve worked on formal wear in years, and it’s good to brush up those skills. Liz H. is having so much fun she suggested we invent some occasions that require us to dress up. Could there be a Red Carpet event in Sew Chicago’s future? Stay tuned…….
We met our new member, Wanda, who told us about her extensive design experience, her upcoming line of accessories and introduced us to Supreme Novelty Fabrics, which just happened to have a 40% off sale for Valentine’s Day weekend. Of course, a couple of impromptu field trips ensued, where some of us found the perfect embellishments for our prom dresses, as well as a few other things we absolutely couldn’t live without.
Lee dazzled us with samples of her fabulous Bella Bras, which are in the post just before this one. Check it out.
As if all this wasn’t enough to get the adrenaline going, we made plans for the next five months. For all our future plans, see our Calendar page. Whew! It’s definitely a busy time for Sew Chicago.