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 […]

Sew Chicago walks the runway!

Thank you to all the Sew Chicago members that participated in the ASG Chicago chapter annual fashion show and luncheon. We had 4 members, Wendy Grossman, Liz Houlihan, Linda Anders and Stephanie King walk the runway in the Sew Chicago Neighborhood group challenge of a buttoned down shirt. The criteria for the challenge was to […]

ASG National Conference 2016

Indianapolis was the birthplace of the American Sewing Guild and it was the site for its 2016 Annual Conference. Four Sew Chicago members were there to meet sewing enthusiasts from all over the country, expand our knowledge of sewing and design and add to our collections of fabric, patterns, books and tools. We arrived late […]

Impressive Plackets!

The Sew Chicago April meeting was all about shirt plackets. The group continues to get ready for our button down shirt challenge for the Chicago ASG fashion show in the fall. Member, Linda Anders, took us through a wealth of information on shirt front button plackets. She started by sharing her expertise from years of sewing […]

Sew Chicago Rocks the Runway

ASG Chicago held its 22nd Annual Fashion Show on October 15th, and Sew Chicago was a vital part of it. Nancy enlisted four models from her family and they looked amazing. Here we have her two adorable granddaughters. Aubree is wearing The Little Piggie Dress and matching hat, which Nancy made from Simplicity 3859.  Ashley […]

“Meet” Sarah Veblen

Members of Sew Chicago have heard me sing the praises of sewing educator and author, Sarah Veblen, for quite some time. We are working to bring Sarah to the Chicago area for a hands-on fit workshop next spring, and Sarah’s first book, The Complete Photo Guide to Pattern Fitting, is due to be published in […]