Calgary Creative Stitches & Crafting Alive - its coming!

As most are thinking about summer (or wondering when it is going to come), I am already knee deep in preparing for the upcoming Calgary Creative Stitches & Crafting Alive show.   I have submitted 3 seminar proposals and eagerly waiting to see what has been accepted.    This year there has been a change in show management.  Nori Richens is taking over as the new Managing Partner.  She and I have had a couple of conversations and Nori is super keen to build up the offering for us garment sewers - this is fabulous news!  Nori has lots of great ideas and you will see the start of it at this year’s show. 


I would like to share with you my submissions:

Pants for Real People (not super models)

A well fitted pant is guaranteed to take 20 pounds off anyone!  Do you suffer from  – baggy butt syndrome, extra cushions on those hip areas, an uneven waistline, a thicker waist, or a full tummy or thighs?  Don’t give up sewing pants just yet - hear what you can do to address these common fitting problems. 


The Secret Behind Beautiful Garments

Have you ever fallen in love with a fabric but it just wasn’t suited to what you wanted to sew?  Are you confused with all the types of interfacing on the market?  Do you know what to look for when selecting an interfacing?  What you can’t see can make the biggest difference in the quality and appearance of your garment.  Learn the how-to’s for selecting the right ones, cutting and properly fusing techniques, and caring for the finished garment.



If you attended last year’s 20 tips you will know there was standing room only!  Come hear 20 More Tips to Improve your Fashion Sewing.  Regardless of your sewing experience, you will walk away with some great new ideas.  We will touch on everything from fitting darts, to pressing, to time saving ideas, to contoured yokes and much more.  Guaranteed to give you at least one “aha” moment!


As many attendee’s last year approached me regarding where to find some of those hard to find notions, I have decided to get a booth this year.  I am planning on stocking it with some fabulous notions & fitting supplies that can be difficult to find.   I will also be carrying these items in my studio as well. 

The show runs September 27 - 28, 2013 | BMO Centre, Calgary .    If you are in Calgary in September make sure you stop by the show and say hi.

More about my plans in future posts.

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