I took a total of 6 classes. All of the classes were informative taught by leaders in the sewing industry. Oh, it was so much fun to be surrounded by like-minded creative sewing people!
As soon as I arrived, I was greeted by the wonderful Peggy Sagers of the pattern line Silhouette Patterns. It is thanks to her this wonderful event came to the NJ/NY area for the 3rd time. I am looking forward to next year.
|Peggy is wearing a leather jacket she made from Silhouette Patterns #1955. I am wearing a jean jacket I made from Silhouette Patterns #900.|
|Lobby of Renaissance Hotel|
|These light fixtures look like bubbles to me!|
The vendor hall was only one room but there was still plenty there to do some damage. I purchased a book, interfacing and pattern by Pamela Leggett; some stay tape and fabric from Emma Seabrooke.
|Pamela Leggett at her booth with her new book|
Sewing Essentials Serger Techniques.
You can find it on Amazon.
|Emma Seabrooke at her booth selling stay tape, fabrics and notions. |
You can check out her fabulous stay tapes at SewKeysE .
|Beautiful hand dyed fabrics by Sherry Searcy|
|Carol Steinbrecher of Style Solutions|
showed us how to think of our wardrobes in "clusters"
|Andrea from the blog knit-knac |
examining some leathers after Peggy's leather class
|Lorraine Henry talking about fit|
|Pamela Leggett showing us how to pad a dress form|
Not mentioned above but also in attendance and teaching were Kathy Ruddy and Anne St. Clair.
Of course, it's always fun to spend time with Amardeep who has a hilarious sense of humor:
|The cutest doll size ensemble|
made by Lois Anderson of the ASDP (NJ Chapter)
|Association of Sewing and Design Professionals|
(ASDP - NJ Chapter) At the table: Jil Konopacki
Chapter Pres., Stephen Wisner, member
There also were two design challenges. In one of the challenges, the winner took home $1,000!
The time went by so fast but I left feeling inspired and energized. For those of you who have not yet attended this expo, be sure to visit next year.