Â In just a few days I will be heading to Los Angeles for my first ever American Sewing Guild Conference. This isÂ where all the REALLY BIG sewing nerds collect once a year to takeÂ classes and geek out on all things sewing. Right up my alley!
The two classes I am most excited about are theÂ all-day Jeans FittingÂ 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 loveÂ wearing jeans, andÂ am always looking for ways to improve fitting and construction techniques for myself and my students.Â
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 includeÂ 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. Â 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…