We were up bright and early on Saturday Morning and off to the Expo. We were shuttled from the lot to the convention hall and here's pictures of Ebony and Lisa
all settled in for the short ride.
As soon as we entered the building to register, we heard someone calling our names. It turned out to be fellow blogger Carla F. from Atlanta who was embarking on yet her third day at the expo. She was still excited, and started filling us in on the classes she had taken thus far. We grabbed a few pictures - and Carla even though we never got to see you again, we knew you were having a great time.
NOTE TO CARLA F.: I still can't post on your blog, but found out it's because I can't get logged into Wordpress. Don't know what the problem is there, but I'll keep trying.
The first thing we did was watch a fashion show sponsored by the independent pattern companies that were there at the expo. They featured over 70 designs and we had ringside seats to get a good look at everything. It was a nice preview of the patterns that were available. After the fashion show we had time for a quick preview of the vendors before we were off to take our first class.
My first class was with Cynthia Guffey on Pants: pockets and zippers. I really liked this lady's teaching style. I learned a few more helpful hints for inserting a front fly zipper and for inserting slant pockets successfully in a pair of pants. She also gave us visual information on welt pockets. The hour just flew by, but now I can't wait to take another one of her classes.
My second class was 7 Habits for Highly Successful Sewing. This class was primarily on the rules of fitting.
After attending the two classes the rest of the afternoon was spent looking and touching. I did get:
- three independent patterns (although I had said I wasn't going to buy any) he he!
- a June Tailor Board
- a custom made sleeve board complete with the pad and cover
- three cuts of fabric from Vouge Fabrics
- double tracing wheel
- a ham holder
- and an edge foot for my Janome machine.
Need I say, I really had a great time. I really wish we could do something like this at least every three months.
P.S. I didn't win a sewing machine again this year. Not that I really need one, I just want the experience of winning one (lol)!
NOTE TO BRENDA FROM ALABAMA: I kept looking for you there!