Unless indicated otherwise, Sew Chicago Neighborhood Group meetings are held on the second Friday of the month, beginning at 5:30 p.m. (or as soon as you can get there from work). To receive evites to our monthly meetings, please email Chief Instigator Wendy.
May 10, 2013: UFO Rescue Mission
We had so much fun with “UFO Attack: Sew Chicago Strikes Back” a few years ago, we’re going to go at it again. Dig into that basket of dashed hopes and broken dreams and either finish something or bring it in as is for advice on what to do to rescue it. If nothing else, the stories that go with these UFOs are good for LOL!
June 14, 2013: Wardrobe Inspiration
What silhouettes, design details or fabrications have caught your eye recently? How do you think you might incorporate one or more of these elements into a future project? Do you sometimes think you have too many ideas and no way to bring them to fruition? We can work on that. Bring your inspiration pictures to our June meeting and we’ll explore ways to capture that inspiration and make it work for us.
July 12, 2013: Fancy Feet
Carolyn will share her extensive knowledge of sewing machine presser feet and show us inspiring samples of what they can do.
August 9, 2013: Becoming Bias
Bias strips of lightweight fabric can work wonders on everything from neck and armhole finishes to the thinnest of spaghetti straps. We’ll provide tips for taming these slithery creatures and making them work to give our garments lovely edges and straps that look great and don’t “grow” unexpectedly.
September 13, 2012: Decorative Stitches and an Evening at Soutache
We have a double treat in store for September. We’ve been invited back to spend an evening at the new “World Headquarters” of Soutache, Chicago’s premier source for fabulous ribbons, trim and buttons. For our program, Carolyn will show us fabulous samples of decorative stitches and how to achieve them.
October 11, 2013: Pattern Magic
Liz H. has been playing with a design in the book Pattern Magic and incorporated it into a fitting shell that fits her perfectly. She’s ready to share so we can work magic of our own.
*Saturday, October 26, 2013: ASG Chicago’s Annual Fashion Show
This year’s fashion show theme is Dreaming and Seaming. We hope to see lots of great member creations, as well as entries from talented Young Sewists. The festivities will be held at Ashton Place, 341 75th Street in Willowbrook. For more details and registration, check the ASG Chicago Chapter web site.
November 8, 2013: Waistbands That Hug You Just Right
Wendy is really tired of having her skirts travel around her body as she walks and her pants waistbands stand out from her actual waist. She’s borrowed from different techniques and devised something a little different that gets the job done. At our November meeting, she’ll share this technique, along with what is hands-down the best method for making an elastic waistband for knits.
December 2013: Holiday Brunch
Check back for details about this year’s Holiday Brunch.
*For events that require pre-payment, please email Chief Instigator Wendy.