Want to know about a source of Great Sewing Inspiration? The Haute Couture Club of Chicago is it. Ladies who live as far as Florida travel to meetings and club events. When I tell you this is a great club; it's true. Each time I'm in the presence of these talented ladies, I feel privileged and thankful that Martha Moser (Club President) invited me to become a member.
Last weekend was our Annual Holiday Luncheon. This time we celebrated at the Terzo Piano Restaurant - The Art Institute of Chicago (Downtown Chicago-Michigan Avenue). It was so fun. During lunch, of course, we discussed club news and activities. Part of our meeting time was used to "show and tell" what you creatively designed/sewed. This is one of the highlights of the meetings. So such inspiration is flowing through the room. Several members wore their designs. I couldn't get photos of most, but managed to take a few not so great shots. By the way, these are "action shots".
First, Ms. Francine is wearing a beautiful dress that she made. She also designed a small handbag to match.
Next, Ms. E and Ms. D.
Ms. E is sporting a Chanel jacket that she recently made. You can always count on Ms. E to participate in show and tell. Last time, she showed a beautiful bomber like jacket (Vogue) made of faux leather with a fleece underside. Outstanding!
Ms. D was certainly dressed to the nine in her lovely silk suit made from a Vogue pattern. This photo is a little grainy and does not do the suit or Ms. D justice; both are beautiful. The suit is impeccably made, great fit and style.
This next lady, I didn't get her name. My apologies. She crafted this lovely suit and was proud to show it off.
Ms. Sandra (Chair lady of the Fashion Show committee) is styling a beautiful dress that she modelled in the April 2010 Fashion show. Ms. Sandra showed and told about the makings of the jazzy top she is holding. This is a copy of an expensive ($200) designer model made for a fraction of the cost. Isn't great to be able to design and sew? She also told us about her February challenge Sewing Workshop San Diego Jacket (I did not get a photo of her version).
Side note - The Sewing Workshop gifted the club several copies of the jacket pattern. Many of members accepted the challenge and will be showing off their creations at the February meeting. I'll try to get good pictures.
Back to the show and tell...,
Finally, Ms. Rhonda (Style Goddess/President 2008-2010) is sporting a jacket that she made the night before the luncheon. Can you believe it? She also wearing a super cute red skirt (her design) and a top which she also made. We celebrated Ms. Rhonda because she is now published in Threads magazine Nov/Dec 2010. She is also featured in the Threads magazine "Teach Yourself to Sew".
Update - Last meeting our guest speaker was Peach Carr (Project Runway). She is so delightful and super funny not to mention extremely creative. She talked about her life, love of sewing, and Project Runway. She shared some behind the scene tidbits of Project Runway and how being a contestant changed her life. Of course, some things about the Project were off limits. But what she did share had us all on the edge of our seats. Woo Hoo!
Oh well, that's it for now!
Happy Sewing Beautiful Ones!