Sheer Perfection

In November, Chief Creative Officer Stephanie helped us take a penetrating look at sheer fabrics and how to work with them. Starting with stunning inspiration pictures, Steph showed us how testing different colors of lining can pay off with beautiful results, some quite unexpected. She also walked us through samples showing different seam treatments that work […]

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 […]

Accessorize Me!

The October meeting at Sew Chicago was all about accessories. As designers and sewists we spend a lot of time thinking about the clothes that we make. Many decisions come into play such as choices about color, silhouette, fabric type, construction details and more. As sewists we expect our garments to have a voice, to make […]

Couture Wonderland

   Imagine a place filled with the work of a brilliant couture designer. Now imagine that this is not a museum. The designer has invited you and your friends to not only look, but to touch, sketch, take pictures and examine her creations inside and out. Then, imagine the designer answers your questions and tells […]