I helped my friend Catherine Goetz, owner of Distinctive Sewing Supplies, at Quilt Canada 2017. In case you don’t know, Distinctive Sewing Supplies is not a quilt shop. Catherine focuses on quality garment fabrics and great sewing patterns.
We had a great time, the booth was a popular place, especially after Catherine’s Trunk Shows. It was a 4-day show, and I think we spent the entire time thinking and talking about sewing.
Customers’ sewing, and our next sewing projects. I wore my Folkwear “Turkish Dancer” dress a couple of times and received many compliments on it. Everyone who asked about the pattern was amazed at the transformation. I wrote about how I did it here.
But I was cold and would have loved a little jacket. There’s a jacket pattern included in the same envelope, and Distinctive Sewing Supplies has the perfect piece of fabric, a linen/cotton blend in the perfect colour to go with me dress. It came home with me.
These stretch poplin prints are new, at 58 inches wide and at 97% cotton and 3% spandex, they co-ordinate well and there’s a great pattern.
I have a few classes for Distinctive Sewing Supplies in the works for the Fall Creativfesival, and am busy planning my samples and notes.
We have 3 lecture style classes proposed, one on neckline finishes, one on pockets, and one on Fashion Fabric Know-how. A hands-on class; “One Tee Pattern = 3 New Styles” will have my students learn some basic pattern morphing, creating 3 adaptations, an inverted front pleat, adding an extended sleeve cap, and adding side drapes. More details will follow.
Sew, that’s what’s on the worktable at the moment, along with Rock.
What’s on your worktable?