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 […]

Celebrating with Sew Chicago

Sew Chicago celebrated another fantastic year of inspiring one another, learning together and sharing our passion for sewing at our annual holiday brunch on December 11, 2011. Artist Scottie Kersta-Wilson showed us samples of her new collection of one-of-a-kind photo-derived fabric and scarves, and gave away a scarf as a door prize. We enjoyed Sew […]

Express Yourself in Fabric

The contestants on Project Runway have done it twice. The Pixel Ladies taught an ASG Online! webinar about it, Sew Chicago member Renee does it all the time, and you can do it too. What are we talking about? Putting our own personal stamp on fabric. No, this doesn’t involve getting your hands stained with […]

Fashion Color Report – Spring 2011

Fresh from New York’s Fashion Week, Pantone — THE authority of color trends — released the Fashion Color Report for Spring 2011. When I used to be an ad agency art director, I lived and breathed by Pantone’s color trends when selecting colors for photo shoots, logos and packaging color stories. I always thought the […]

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 […]

I’m in love…with embellishments!

Ok, ok, so this posting is a tad bit late. I started this blog about a month ago, so let’s roll the clock back a bit to April…. While working on Team Nancy/Tina’s Curvy Girl Prom dress for the Glass Slipper Project, I was having trouble getting my facing dress lining to lie flat on […]