Thursday, December 15, 2011

December party

Many thanks to our lovely hostess, Lucretia, for yet another memorable (and fun) Sew Incredibles party.

And Santa was sew good to us.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lining Lessons from June

So sad that I missed the October meeting, but here are some pictures showing how much fun they had! See more on Cookie's fabulous blog.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Quick Gifts

luggage tags

coin purse open

coin purse closed
This month's meeting focused on small gifts, something we all enjoy. Often these are quick projects, using those fabric remnants we cannot bear to throw away. And why would we when we can make such wonderful little objet d'art?
wine bag


clothes protector

Chrysanthemum from Omiyage

Also from Omiyage by Kumiko Sudo

In addition to these ideas, we learned of a new iPhone app, craftgawker, as well as a gift for children called PJ Eaters. Oh, and there were the *baprons* (formerly known as bibs). And, my favorite, the laptop case from Lila Tueller Designs.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Desi Does Dyes

Our August meeting was a blast. Desi shared her latest passion - dyeing fabric. And, of course, there was fabulous show 'n' tell!
Hellenne's dyed silk *mud cloth*

Jan's latest for Delilah

Rena made this for Sandie

Jan models her poncho

Desi creates on the spot

Hellenne also creates on the spot

Hellenne's Mary Ray creation

Desi demonstrates

Rena admires Hellennes creation

Desi at work

Desi teaches

Jan donated this for our next challenge prize

Sandie's Mary Ray progress

Cool Dyeing

Barbara's cute top

Desi knits too

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dinner and Some Little Cases

Sew Incredibles bi-annual party was fabulous! Thanks to Cecilia for hosting us. The food was delicious and her home is as lovely and welcoming as she is. After chocolate cake (yum), we exchanged little glasses cases and other clever little bags. Such charming little bags from such good sewing friends!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Oh, Kimono!

Oh, Kimono!
with Hellenne Vermillion
Sat, August 20, 2011 9:30AM—3:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
 1826 Killian Hill Road
Lilburn, GA  30047

Our own fabulous artist, Hellenne Vermillion, is teaching a kimono class for ASG Atlanta. Learn kimono history and authentic sashiko, as well as excellent construction techniques. Registration is now available online here:

The above pictures show Hellenne's samples for the class. Aren't they gorgeous?! And of course the sashiko is lovely. In class, we will be using the following pattern from Folkwear patterns: Japanese Field Clothing, Hippari.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Registration for Mary Ray is now available!

Registration for the upcoming Mary Ray events Friday, July 29 and Saturday July 30 is now available online here:;jsessionid=E76EDB2125FFC6603A8AFE109A656C59.qscstrfrnt01?productId=20

More information about this exciting event is available here:


Friday, May 13, 2011

Fitting Pants with June

 Welcome, Sherri (above)! See Rena show her ballerina-mouse-doll. So cute! Below, Barbara models another great top and cardigan. She is so stylish!

 June talked about how to draft a pair of pants and provided us with even more information about various types of bottoms - culottes, trousers, pants, jeans and so on. It was so interesting. And check out the pants she made from her draft below. The Armstrong text is one of her references.

 Lucretia showed us what she received through the Vogue fabrics swatch service. This booklet is complete with suggested patterns.

 And how about Rachel's wrap skirt from her spring line. It is totally charming - I especially love the pockets!
 Rita showed us her top and jacket from Cutting Line Designs By Popular Demand. She lined this fabulous jacket with the same fabric she used for her top. Gorgeous!
And look at Sandie's blue and white quilt top, soon to be quilted. It's made from those gorgeous African cottons. The picture at right simply does not do it justice!