Heading south soon

ASG 2011 Conference







 In just a few days I will be heading to Los Angeles for my first ever American Sewing Guild Conference. This is where all the REALLY BIG sewing nerds collect once a year to take classes and geek out on all things sewing. Right up my alley!

The two classes I am most excited about are the all-day Jeans Fitting workshop taught by Jennifer Haseman (aka Jennifer Stern on patternreview.com), and her Professional Techniques for Jeans Construction session which should add the icing to my jeans-making. Eeeck! Total geek out! Like everyone else, I love wearing jeans, and am always looking for ways to improve fitting and construction techniques for myself and my students. 

I am also totally pumped about the session on men’s sportswear. There is not much out there about sewing for men, and it should be fun to learn a few more techniques for the man men in my life. Other classes on my agenda include Fibers and Fabrics (might get to burn stuff!), some seam and hem finish workshops, a bit o’ Vintage Inspiration, making purses with “professional flair”, and how to work with sheer fabrics.  Nothing but fun times ahead for me. A couple of days of vaca with my DH before deep immersion into all things sewing. Heaven!

Now to try to get a few garments ready to wear so I don’t embarrass myself in front of my fellow sewing nerds…

Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen

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