Monday, August 16, 2010

The American Sewing Guild Conference Day 4

Finally, the last day!  The time was both slow and fast at the conference.  My last day was my only partial day class, a four hour morning class.  I came out with a nearly completed bias blouse!  I loved it!  Here it is finished:

I had enough fabric left over to do this for the youngest dd:

I know, it loses something hanging on my hand! 

Who knew that you could achieve such a great looking top in such a short time and without a pattern?  I bought a kit from the instructor, Julianne Bramson, with the most fabulous rayon batik fabric.  As you can see, it worked wonderfully for this project!  Julianne specializes in bias clothing and has several patterns.  You can check out her website, Fashion in Harmony, to see her patterns and fabrics.  I wish I had a store close by that carried such great draping fabric!

Julianne had lots of samples of bias garments in class.  She also taught how to modify the neckline and add a couple of different sleeve styles.  So easy and such great results! 

Next up, I'll be brave and show you some of the things I bought while at conference.  In the meantime, I'm working hard on cleaning up my sewing space and rearranging it, too!  Gotta have room for all the ideas running around in my head, plus I need to have space for the new purchases!  Really, it's more like I've reached my clutter limit and can't take it any more!


MushyWear said...

Great tops. It sure seems like you have learned a lot at your conference. What a wonderful opportunity! I know what you mean about de-cluttering the sewing space. I am forever doing this. After about 3 or 4 projects mine looks like a hurricane hit!

a little sewing on the side said...

Oh my goodness, that is very pretty! I sounds like a great class. And the little top you made for youngest DD is adorable. Good on ya for using up all the fabric.