Wednesday, September 25, 2013

update - modeling at 11:00 Saturday

I'll be modeling in the Saturday event mentioned in the past post at 11:00.  It is the stylist show where they pull garments from the designer's booths and students model (that will be me.)  Hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Canada college designer sale Saturday 9/28 and South Valley Quilt Association Show 9/28 &9/29 - join me!

This coming weekend I will be attending two amazing events. I invite you to join me if you can.

Event #1

Canada College in Redwood City, CA, USA (my fashion design school for the last 4 years) is hosting an annual local designer sale as a fundraiser, SATURDAY SEPT 28TH only, 10:00 - 4:00, details below:


Since 1991, the Cañada College Fashion Department has hosted Artistry in Fashion, bringing together fashion lovers, students, faculty, and premier local designers and fabric artists for an exciting day of fashion and creativity, all for the benefit of student scholarships and materials.
Location: Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City, CA
Cost: $10 admission.  Print this coupon for $1 off.
Food: Featuring foods available for purchase from Sancho’s TaqueriaSlider ShackSkylite Snowballs, and Pony Espresso

 There will be about 50, yes 50, local bay area/CA fashion designers selling their goods.  

One of my favorites is ANYASF who sells one-of-a-kind upcycled t-shirt garments like the dress below.

1:30 Fashion show - hosted by SANDRA ERICSON

Sandra Ericson is a leading educator in the Clothing and Textile field, having taught fashion design, fashion history, pattern cutting, draping, textile and clothing construction at City College of San Francisco for over 30 years. She holds both a BA and an MA Degree in Clothing and Textiles from San Jose State and San Francisco State Universities. Currently, she directs the Center for Pattern Design (CFPD), an online headquarters for the professional pattern designers in the US and abroad. Sandra’s personal research has lead her to become one of the few experts on the innovative work of Madeleine Vionnet, enabling her to apply the draping principles of Vionnet to create her own pattern designs for CFPD. She also continues to teach for universities and industry groups in the US and Canada and has written many articles forThreads Magazine about pattern design.
Join us as Sandra presents a fashion show featuring designs from her CFPD patterns, which feature pattern recreations of classic couture designs from Balenciaga and Vionnet.

P.S. - I've been told I'll be modeling - Michelle

Event #2 - This is the group that awarded me a scholarship this year that allowed me to get a dressform.  I just completed my first fully draped dress which I plan to wear when I visit on Sunday.

South Valley Quilt Association

2013 Harvest Quilt & Fiber Arts Show:

Dates: September 28 & 29, 2013
Hours: Saturday 10:00-5:00pm; Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: Downtown Morgan Hill, Community & Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road at E. Dunne

Cost: Free Admission and Parking, however donations are always appreciated to support the show and scholarship funds.

Features: Beautiful Door Prize/Opportunity Quilt, Boutique Sales/Quilts and Handcrafted Items, Vendors selling Fabric, Patterns, Books and Machines.

I've heard there is a car show practically next door so you bring a car loving buddy along for the drive.  This event is the fundraiser for next year's scholarship and I plan to apply again. : >

Hope to see you at one or both!  

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Goodbye Valentino blog

  I just finished a marathon reading of the first year of this blog started in 2011:

The blogger made a committment to forgo buying ready to wear for one year and instead sew any clothes she wanted.  She made a large collection of garments that first year and is quite tasteful in her choices. The blog has clear beautiful pictures and is easy reading, well done all around. I highly recommend it. 

I've grown increasingly weary of most things in my closet. I'm also (shockingly) not in much of a thrifting mood.   I just hired a friend to help me move my sewing room into a larger room and organize it. I now know where everything is, fabrics, notions, tools, and patterns. I too think it would be amazing to sew, sew, sew a new wardrobe. 

So, I sew, I sew, it's down the hall I go,..