Thursday, August 12, 2010

2010 ASG Pattern Challenge and more...

Hello everyone, 

I just returned from an exciting conference for ASG members held in Atlanta, GA!  It was so much fun, and I got to meet so many ASG sewing friends.  I took a wonderful jeans making class from Jennifer Stern.  The class was from 8 - 5 pm.  We actually made a muslin and tweaked it to get a perfect fit!  I'll be posing pics of my progress with that later.  Here I am with my favorite Loralie character!  I also took a class with Patti Palmer Pletsch on fitting tips.  It, too, was an excellent class.  I learned how to tissue fit patterns and how to use the pre-printed alteration lines on her line of McCalls patterns to fit/alter patterns.

It was a very simple pattern that came together very easily.  I did FBA using the Patti Palmer Pletsch method .  It's so easy and works superbly.  I made this dress for the ASG Challenge and wore it at the Annual Conference held in Atlanta, Ga.  Here's a pic of me and my new friend, Susie, from LA.  She made the same dress and also the jacket.   
Tee and Susie, ASG Conf 2010
This is my version of a Vera Bradley bag. I'm not a paisley flowery type LOL, this fabric reminded me of African mud cloth, but very bright and pretty.  We made these at an ASG Neighborhood Group meeting, it was a lot of fun! I wasn't into making purses until I joined ASG, now I can't get enough of it!

I also found this cute fabric at conference.  It's was perfect for a little boy.   I have to make my grandson, Kadin, some shirts!

And lastly, these lovely things are refridgerator magnets!  Gotta go Project Runway just came on!!!!!!!


Pati Palmer said...

Your dress looks great. Susie from SF is one of my favorite people. Did you know she graces the cover of our book Pants for Real People? Pati Palmer

Alethia said...

I love your Vera Bradley-like bags.
I'm not into the floral bags either, but they are so darn popular. LOL!!

Brittany said...

Oh Aunt Tee I LOVE that Purse sooo cute!

Ivalyn "Tee" Jones-Actie said...

Thanks Brit Brit