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 […]

Fall Fashion Trend: Buttoned-Up Collars

Autumn has arrived; can you feel it? Did you catch the super harvest moon last night? Even though it’s supposed to hit 91° in Chicago today, it won’t be long before the wind will be blowing with a coldness in the air and we’ll be turning up collars to keep the chill out. And, of […]

Embellish This 2

The dress is done. After a few of us took one of the Soutache Ribbon classes (see Embellish This post on August 3, 2010), I wanted to find a project to test my new talents. I chose to lengthen the hem on a casual cotton dress I bought earlier this summer. I wore it most […]

F is for Fabric, G is for Gelato

“Two of my favorite things!” said a friend when I emailed that I found an independent fabric store with a gelato cafe next door during my trip to Kansas City last week. I have to agree. After all, what is more soothing for the soul than walking through a quiet fabric store with rows and […]

Embellish This

The cardigan you bought is functional, but blah. The dress you made is cute, but missing something. The jacket, the t-shirt, and the skirt in your closet are all in good condition, but need facelifts. What can you do? Embellish! Breakout the ribbons, buttons, trims, zippers, and more to give some of your tired favorites […]