Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sewing Students from the Boys and Girls Club of Venice CA (Sew What sewing club) at the 2011 American Sewing Guild Annual Convention Fashion Show.  The convention was held August 2011 at the lovely Bona Venture Hotel located in downtown Los Angeles CA.

The fabrics, and notions for the garments, and accessories that the students designed and made came a variety of places:  our stash, Joanns Fabrics,Lincoln Fabrics, and Fabric Planet.

  

All of the students made their own garments.


Esyten modelling his stylish dark blue linen shirt.


Christina modelling her black rayon vintage dress.



Somone in her beautiful black silk blouse, and the clutch she designed, and made!!!  The clutch is made of the same silk as the blouse, embellished with silk 3-dimensional roses.  That silk rose fabric is to die for, and was purchased at Lincoln Fabrics located in Venice CA!!!



Ivette in her beautiful black rayon with red flower print dress.  The messenger bag she is carrying she  designed, made, designed and embellished a Hello Kitty motif made of leather.


June in her black silk dress, with leopard print bodice.

All of us sewing instructors and mentors were so very proud of our students.  The students did an excellent job with their creations.  Two of the students have received scholarships to attend the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) located in downtown Los Angeles.  I have no doubt that someday soon we will see creations of their's on the Paris, Milan, and New York Runways in the years to come.

More articles can be read at www.asgla.org, www.asg.org, and full article at www.beachhead.org.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SCRAP BOOKING TEMPLATE (STENCIL) GIVEAWAY!!!

Yes, free (except for postage and handling).  Here goes:

Creative Memories "Patterns 'n Pens" Template.  Use the Patterns 'n Pens Template to create journaling boxes, without with out photo mounting paper, enhancements around cropped photos.  It can also be used to embellish fabric to sew into a pillow, or to use on a garment.  The choice is yours!!!

I have a scrapbooking template that I don't need.  This particular template has never been used.  Although the package has been opened, but the template was never used.  It's in A1/new/tip-top condition.

Please note that as far as I can determine by research this template is discontinued by the manufacturer.

GiveAway rules:

1.  Become a follower of this blog, post comment stating that you are now a follower, (Good for 1 entry.)

2.  Post comment stating why you would like to have this template, and state that you agree to pay postage and handling costs to have the template (stencil) mailed to you. I will mail internationally.  (Good for 2nd entry.)

3.  Post a link to this Giveaway on your blog/web site,  Refer this Giveaway to at least 2 other people.  (Good for 3rd entry.) They must enter the Giveaway with the same rules.



Giveaway closes midnight (PST) Sunday Sept 18, 2011.  Winner will be randomly chosen.  You can only be a qualified entrant by following the above giveaway rules. You cannot accomplish more than the 3 entries as described above, If you attempt to accomplish more you will be disqualified and your 3 entries removed from the GiveAway.

Giveaway closes Midnight (PST) Wednesday, September 14, 2011.

Winner will be announced no later than Midnight (PST) Thursday Sept 25, 2011,

Winner will be notified and will receive payment instructions for postage and handling costs.
 


Friday, September 16, 2011

New York Fashion Week - Celebs Get Ecstatic at 2011 New York Fashion Week (PHOTOS)

Celebs at 2011 New York Fashion Week
Rose McGowan (L) attends the Monique Lhuiller Spring/Summer 2012 show;
 (M) Actress Malin Akerman arrives to attend the 2012 Project Runway show; and
(R) Actress Elisha Cuthbert smiles before a showing of the BCBG Max Azria
Spring/Summer 2012 collection during New York Fashion Week.

American Sewing Expo 2011

Passion for Fashion Sewing Challenge
2011 Design & Sewing Competition

Sunday, September 11, 2011

SewFit: Sewing Skills??

SewFit: Sewing Skills??

I just happened to find this blog today, and read a heart-warming post.  Today was my fortunate day for finding this story when we are constantly bombarded by so many negative pieces of information.