Planning and Executing a Capsule Wardrobe

Sew Chicago kicked off 2020 with some suggested approaches to planning a capsule wardrobe and a tool for getting the garments in that plan completed. Capsule Wardrobe Planning We looked at an example of a capsule wardrobe plan that has sketches, fabric swatches and notes using Wendy’s MyBodyModel croquis. Janice provided limitless inspiration for capsule […]

2019 wrap-up!

An entire year has passed and the blog has now been re-activated! 2019 was a great year and Sew Chicago members enjoyed many wonderful programs, had a great visit to Soutache for a button meeting and a fun time showing off pajama’s at the Chicago Chapter Annual Fashion Show. We wrapped up 2019 with our Annual […]

Indy pattern round table

Sew Chicago kicked off the new year with a round table discussion of independent pattern companies. It was great fun! Each member was encouraged to come with their favorite and not so favorite patterns and share their experience. It was a very positive experience and quite interesting to hear the opinions of other garnet sewers. […]

Septembers Innovative Pockets

Sew Chicago welcomed fall with an innovative pocket program. What better way to get ready for fall sewing than thinking about incorporating pockets, lots of pockets! Pockets on jackets, dresses, coats, pants and even pajamas! Welt pockets, ribbon welt pockets, welt pockets with flaps, shaped welt pockets, cut on pockets, patch pockets, applied pockets and […]

Sew Chicago shows off our ‘Show your Bias’ on the runway!

Saturday October 28th was the Annual ASG Chicago Chapter luncheon and fashion show. Everyone really seemed to enjoy themselves this year! We had a wonderful lunch, a very comprehensive selection of raffles prizes (More than I have seen in the past several years) Rhonda Buss from Rhonda’s Creative Life was the guest speaker. The Fashion Show […]

Serge Ahead!

The July meeting was a hands on one that was all about sergers and coverstitch machines. We had seven machines set up, 3 sergers, 2 coverstitch and 2 combination machines. Many of us have these machines but are not always very comfortable on what can be done with them or how to make modifications when […]

Mary Ray Workshop

This past weekend ASG Chicago offered a Friday evening trunk show and 2 half day workshops with designer, clothing maker and teacher Mary Ray. Despite the bitterly cold temperatures there was a full house for this special event, including quite a few regulars from our Sew Chicago Neighborhood group. It was a special treat to […]