The Fabric, The Possibilities

Tailoring is like making Diamonds:
It takes Time, Heat and Pressure, TM

Monday, January 24, 2011

Beautifully Tailored Jackets




Here are two more pictures of the beautiful jackets made last January in the Boot Camp class.




Lorraine is wearing the stunning rust colored double faced wool jacket, and Ginny is wearing her jacket made in a beautiful shade of green...accesorized with a belt. Lots of hard work was put into these jackets, but worth every minute of it.




Ginny chose to have hand made buttonholes sewn into her jacket. They will do them for you, too, at the Alteration shop at Ansley Mall in Atlanta. Enjoy!


Friday, January 14, 2011

Upcoming Events

Here are a couple of the upcoming events this year, 2011:

SWAP with Knits: ASG Atlanta has invited me to teach a hands-on class to make a
3 Piece Wardrobe with Knits. The dates will be Feb. 5th & 6th at the Smyrna Community Center. This event is Sold Out, but another is scheduled for October 29th & 30th of this year.
Please go to www.asgatlanta.com for details. It's gonna be fun!

My Friend, Fred

Most of you know about the passing of Fred Bloebaum. She was well known by all of us in the
sewing world as a great teacher, pattern designer, and Fashionista Extraordinaire.
I will always remember her as a very good Friend. I met her at the Original Sewing & Quilt
Expo many years ago. She allowed me to try on one her jackets and even sent me a swatch of the fabric that the jacket was made from.

When I taught at my first Expo, I asked if she would allow me to sell her patterns there. She agreed and packed them up to ship them across the country from Oakland, CA. After the show was over, I sent the excess patterns to her for a show she was going to do in another city. She did this for me based on mutual respect and TRUST.

When she would come to Atlanta for a show, we would get together with some other wonderful
ladies to have dinner and "catch up".

A few years ago, I got the opportunity to visit my sister in Modesto. I called Fred to let her know
and she invited me to come to Oakland to spend a day fabric shopping. You all know that I was in "Heaven"!!
Of course the fabric went into my "stash", but when I found out that she was not well, I got my sewing "mojo" back. I started making garments from the fabrics purchased when we were together.
Every time I get a chance to wear those clothes, I will think of her, and miss her.
My friend, Fred.

I'm Still Here!


It has been quite awhile since I last blogged. It's been quite a busy year, thank goodness!

When you are in business for yourself, being busy is a good thing.


The ASG Convention last August was great! It was so nice to see all of the great ladies again.

The 2004 ASG Dallas Convention was the last time I had seen most of them.


There are always tours after the Convention is over, and one of them was to Gail K Fabrics

(of course!). Everyone seemed to have a great time shopping since Gail K doesn't disappoint.

They have just about everything there when it comes to garment sewing. The staff is very

helpful and if you don't see it, just ask and they can find it for you. They are located on Cheshire

Bridge Rd. in Atlanta. If you're ever in the area, take a look. The only day they are closed is

Monday. The picture is of Gail (manager), me, and Anna Mazur of Threads Magazine Pattern review, etc.