Monday, March 10, 2008

The Sewing Expo

This past Saturday I went to the Original Sewing Expo in Atlanta with my friend Faye .We shopped,enjoyed fashion shows,and shopped some more. Here's Faye enjoying Vogue Fabrics. She is so much fun. I'm glad she was with me.
Here are the goodies I picked up. The lavender fabric is linen and the booklet are from Louise Cutting.The patterns and double tracing wheel are from Vogue Fabrics.
I also got this fabulous Rowenta iron,which I have already put to the test and I love it ! It steams forever. I've aways hated ironing but after using this baby,it's a cake walk. I even ironed DH work clothes and DD school uniform for the week.They usually iron their own clothes and were quite surprised.

The thing that I like most about the sewing expos are the New Designer Fashion Show.I enjoy seeing how the designers use the a few patterns to create several different looks. They make small changes,use different fabrics and embellishment techniques to make a full and flattering wardrobe. I never make changes and mostly stick to the suggested fabric listed on the pattern envelope. I have returned from this show filled with inspiration. The pattern is just a vehicle,I can take it as far as I want,in any direction. I love sewing!!!

7 comments:

Adrienne said...

Glad you had a good time! I will have to make a point to check it out next time it comes!!!

Lisa Laree said...

I kept an eye out for you Saturday but didn't spot you! Guess I was too involved in hunting down my own haul! A goodly portion of which came from Vogue...hopefully we'll catch each other *next* year!

My feet are still kinda achy... and now I've got a ton of sewing to do ;)

Cennetta said...

Sounds like you had a great time.

Sheila said...

Glad to hear you had a lovely time. I'm drooling over the Rowenta Iron...lol.

Faye Lewis said...

Hey Lisa;
Glad you love your iron, KNEW YOU WOULD! Again I had a GREAT TIME, and I'm so glad I went. Wish I had bought more, but I did spend all of my money (lol). Can't wait to do this again!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Glad that you and Faye had a good time...brings back memories when you said that you visited Vogue Fabrics...I left quite a bit of money with them when I was at the last expo in MA with them!

Blakely said...

I have this iron. I loved it so much I purchased one for my brother and sister-in-law for Christmas last year. They both iron everything, and they love it.