Our Sewing Forum discussion and project sharing group next meets Saturday Nov 12. at 10 a.m. See you there!
As summer turns to fall, one day can be sunny and warm, and the next cool and dreary. Your sewing plans have to change with the weather. Let us help you create something that is perfect for this season of transitions. Rue offers two versions with pieces that can be easily mixed and matched to create the perfect dress. The bodice has flattering, curved style lines that start at the side seams and meet at center front. The bust tucks can be easily adjusted to fit your shape. Add piping in the curved seams for a subtle detail, or color block the side panels for an eye-catching display. With two skirt and sleeve options to choose from, you can truly create a garment that you feel most comfortable in.
In version 1, Rue is perfect for those warm autumn days at the orchard or pumpkin patch, enjoying the outdoor festivities. Sewn in a seersucker, linen, or mid-weight cotton, it will keep you comfortable in the warmer weather. For those cooler days, sew up version 2 in a lightweight wool or cotton flannel. Pair it with a cardigan, and version 2 will keep you warm as you walk the woods, admiring the changing colors of the leaves. Rue has multiple design options so your clothing is as fluid and changing as the seasons.
Available in our web store on in store.
The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild is hosting its first ever Quilt Showcase at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver! The event features over 100 quilts from their guild members, a Modern Mini Demonstration area for the public, as well as a free outdoor concert and onsite food trucks until 10:00 p.m on Saturday. Why not make a day out of it?
For more information, please visit:
When: October 19-25, Westin Wall Centre, Richmond, British Columbia
- Two-day master classes by leading presenters including Sabine David, Patrice Godin, and Susan Khalje! Learn innovative design techniques, tailoring, bra making, lacework, beading, and more!
- Nearly a dozen full and half-day business, creative and technique classes, including MSDP and MAS certification subjects.
- Friday night fashion show, featuring finalists in Threads magazine challenge and ASDP’s Regional Student Design Competition
- Saturday night Silver Jubilee Celebration marking ASDP’s 25th year, and honoring Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, American sewing icon Connie Amaden Crawford
- Vendor Marketplace on Sunday 10/20 open to public – shop for sewing and design-related goods
- Sunday High Tea and Fashion Show curated by fashion historian Ivan Sayers
Full brochure online at www.sewingprofessionals.org
Registration open to all!
UPDATE: Starting August 1st when you register online use this Promo Code, BCCHAPTER, and you will have the same savings as our members receive.
****UPDATE: This workshop is now SOLD OUT ****
It’s official! Claire Schaeffer, is coming to Vancouver!
The Association of Sewing and Design Professionals of British Columbia has arranged for this internationally respected author, lecturer, instructor and columnist, to come and teach. Claire will be teaching a 3 day course on traditional haute couture techniques. The course content will be based on her book, Couture Sewing Techniques.
No sewing machine required but intermediate or advanced sewing skills needed.
The course is going to be held at Fabrics Etc , 2162 Kingsway, Vancouver on November 5, 6 and 7, 2016 from 8:30am to 5:30pm every day.
Course fee is $950 CDN (tax free) which includes the kit cost. Her book is not included but would be beneficial to have for reference. Hotel accommodations have been arranged. Email ASDP-BC at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your room or for more information.
Claire has recently announced that she will be retiring from teaching so don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the sewing community’s iconic teachers!
Click here for the registration form. Get full details and register online at www.sew-ed.com or e-mail an enquiry to email@example.com
Registration closes October 1, 2016
WANT TO START A SIT-N-STITCH? One of our forum members suggested gathering a group to work on common projects such as coats or dresses, and helping each other through those projects together at scheduled meet-ups. Let us know if you’re interested by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at our next forum which will be August 6 at 10am in the store.
Great news! We have just picked up another Canadian pattern company.
Victory Patterns, based out of Toronto, is the creation of Kristiann Boos. Kristiann has a degree in fashion design from Ryerson University. After teaching students who were craving exciting, stylish projects to sew, Kristiann decided to develop patterns for the maker community. Her style aesthetic is a balance between vintage and modern.
Have you tried any Victory patterns? Which one is your favorite? I’m intrigued with Hannah, especially that criss cross back. It is labelled as “intermediate”, but why start off easy?