Sew Chicago took our October monthly meeting on a road trip to Soutache. Maili, the lovely owner of Soutache invited us to come spend an evening with her and her delightful friend Lorraine.
Lorraine brought with her a trunk show of vintage garments, buttons and trims that she had collected over the years while living in England. Many of them were Linton tweeds and vintage Liberty prints in cotton lawn and silk. It was so delightful to meet Lorraine and hear her history and the history of her beautiful fabrics!
Lorraine was kind enough to offer a selection of her vintage fabrics, buttons and trims for sale! What a treat 🙂 Several of us left with some beautiful fabrics.
After the truck show we had an update from Liz Houlihan the Education chair for the Chicago chapter on the great educational events that are in store for 2019.
Ruth showed off the bags she made for Wings charity in Sew and Tell, they were quite lovely and we collectively donated 9 bags to the Chapter event for Wings.
Both Wendy and Debbie showed off some new garments. Debbie showed us a new winter knit long sleeve tee that she made and Wendy shared with us her fabulous 2 piece ensemble that has a very interesting design detail that repeats itself on the neckline and the sleeve cuffs.
Stay tuned for more updates on Sew Chicago!