Sunday, September 27, 2015

September 2015 Meeting

We talked a bit about sashiko

And then wonderful show and tell:

Ginny's lovely sashiko vest

Oh la, la! Silk knit

Beautifully constructed shirt, Jan!

Terrific fit, Susan (and Pam!)

Another beautiful blouse, Kathy

A sneak preview of some very cool purses to be sold Nov 7 & 8, SEFAA Sale

Such a pretty linen skirt!

They swear they did not plan this!

A pretty knit top

Barbara's own design - cool ruching!

Another cute top!

Beautiful top, Yolande!

Martha's Florence Top

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Couture Steps

In August our featured teacher was Martina. Here topic was awe-inspiring and maybe even a little daunting: “Couture Steps from pattern to finishing details." Martina did a wonderful job and left us wanting more.

The presentation started with a review of the definition of *couture* in the US, as well as an interesting contrast with the definition used in France. 

She brought in collectors' dolls with couture-styled garments. And she circulated tons of samples showing various couture techniques. 

Because of the size of this topic, Martina did not teach us the actual techniques but she certainly motivated their use, showing the lovely results.

Thanks so much, Martin. It left us breathless!

Some of Martina's beautifully constructed garments.


Our leader looks gorgeous in this color!

Couture doll collection

A few of the samples: