Day 2 at the Sewing Expo

Peggy Sagers / Cynthia Guffey / Peggy Sagers / June Colburn

You can’t get a better schedule than that. I might be a bit biased in my instructors, but why not go with the best, right?

The day started out with Peggy making a blouse in ONE HOUR using factory methods. This is like my third time taking this workshop, but this time I’m making the darn blouse. In Peggy’s next webinar she’ll actually make the blouse LIVE online. I’ll be following along. Now I have no excuse. Oh yeah, and I also won a book.

Me and Peggy Sagers

Cynthia whipped us into shape explaining why the problems we blame on the “armhole” are NOT armhole issues. “Follow the wrinkles. They point back to the area that needs attention.” She showed us how to get the measurements of a well fitting sleeve and use those measurements with any pattern. I did this once I got home and found that several of my favorite jackets had close to or the same measurements. Now I know the numbers for a perfect jacket sleeve for me.

Now over the last couple of years, I’ve developed a fascination for all these beautiful purses I’ve seen online and at all the Expos. June Colburn’s workshop did nothing to curtail that interest. Just the opposite. Isn’t this beautiful? How can I resist that pattern?

June Colburn hand bag

A great fit starts with good measurements and Cynthia told us all the measurements needed to fit a pair of trousers. On her site, Carolyn praised one of Cynthia’s book so I made a note to pick up a copy this weekend. A little birdie told me to check my sewing room beforehand and what do you think I found? Not only Cynthia’s Precision Measuring & Pattern Alterations book but TWO copies of her Pants Fitting Workbook too. I’ve been ignoring my sewing room for way too long.

And now for the booty. Drum roll, please.

expo goodies



Oh yeah. I had a fine time at the expo this year.

Do you go to sewing conferences? If so, which ones?

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