Events & Shows


This fall Kathy is offering to measure you at her booth  and send
you a knit top and slacks pattern with perfect fit and the style you want.

Here are the classes she is teaching at the American Sew Expo in Novi, MI.on September 26-28 2014.

Pants-One Pattern Many Looks Hands-On 3 hrs. Sunday,Sept.28 8:30-11:30am

Using 1/4 scale patterns, explore and practice skills for refining fit, changing leg designs and adding your favorite designer details. Bring a picture    of a pair of pants you want to sew and practice the techniques that are most important to you and your fellow students. Gain skills to envision a pants pattern to fit you and make you look slimmer instantly. Using a selected model from the students, Kathy will show you how to take measurements and draft a custom pattern block.

Instantly Slimming Pants Friday, Sept.26 9:45-10:45am

Do your pants fit too loose in the thigh? Learn tricks from ready to wear construction and detailing techniques to give you a super slimming effect including pockets and a contoured waistband.

Recreate Your Favorite Garments  How To Create Patterns From Finished Garments Saturday, Sept.27 9:45-10:45am

Learn Kathy’s rules for copying sleeves, darts, seams and gathers for a whole new wardrobe, inspired by your favorite looks. Make the sewing     experience smoother and more gratifying, as you easily recreate garments in your own fusion of
styles and fabrics. Bring garments you want to copy to class.

Sheath Dress/Upper Body Fit Friday Sept. 26th & Sunday Sept 28 1:30-2:30pm

Discover how to select a pattern for this hot wardrobe staple. Camouflage your figure faults with Kathy’s approach to fit the upper body including the armhole, sleeve, bust and shoulder angle. Learn fast construction techniques for a fully lined dress, with or without sleeves, and an easy zipper closure.

Serger 911 Saturday, Sept.27 1:30-2:30pm

All serger owners and prospective owners need to know how the serger operates from the inside out. Learn about burrs, how width is used to improve stitches and how to create a perfect balanced-tension control strip. Dicover a sequential tension formula that works on many sergers thread types. A five-minute serger pocket that can be added to any pattern plus some fun project using a balanced stitch will be demonstrated.

   
American Sewing Expo  Novi, MI.

September 26-28, 2014
go to http://americansewingexpo.com for details
Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Avenue,Novi, MI.48374

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Sunday: 9am – 5pm

Original Sewing and Quilt Expo Fredericksburg, VA
October 2, 3 & 4, 2014

go to http://www.sewingexpo.com for details
2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Thurs./Fri. 10am – 6pm
Sat. 10am – 5:30pm

Original Sewing and Quilt Expo Overland Park, Kansas

October 9, 10 & 11, 2014
go to http://www.sewingexpo.com for details
Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66211

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Thurs./Fri. 10am – 6pm
Sat. 10am – 5:30pm

Original Sewing and Quilt Expo Fort Worth Texas
October 16, 17 & 18, 2014

go to http://www.sewingexpo.com for details

Will Rogers Memorial Center
Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Building
3401 West Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Thurs./Fri. 10am – 6pm
Sat. 10am – 5:30pm

Original Sewing and Quilt Expo Minneapolis MN
November 13, 14 & 15, 2014

go to http://www.sewingexpo.com for details
Minneapolis Ramada Airport Mall of America – NEW LOCATION (formally Thunderbird Hotel)!
2300 East American Blvd., Bloomington, MN 55425

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Thurs./Fri. 10am – 6pm
Sat. 10am – 5:30pm

Original Sewing and Quilt Expo Tinley Park IL
November 20, 21 & 22, 2014

go to http://www.sewingexpo.com for details

Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Dr., Tinley Park, IL 60477

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Thurs./Fri. 10am – 6pm
Sat. 10am – 5:30pm