Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Haute Couture Club Luncheon at the Chicago Yacht Club

All the sewing ladies converged in the Chicago Yacht Club for their annual luncheon. The June Luncheon parts the close of our year. We will not meet again until September. The luncheon event includes the announcement of the new officers, fall challenges, fashion committee and the theme.

The is my second year as a member and it's still fun. The atmosphere is festive. There is continuous chatter and jiggles throughout the room. No uncomfortable silences; everyone is gay.

It was quite sunny and very HOT in Chicago on Saturday afternoon. It must have been about 95 degrees; humidity about 67 percent. HOT.., It was good to be in a place that wasn't too warm or too cold. Our hostess for the luncheon was Jane Vartan. I believe her husband is a member of the Chicago Yacht Club. And because of his membership we were are to have our annual event at the club. Thank you Jane. It was wonderful.

So not to be too chatty, here are the pictures from the luncheon.

Marty Moser, Club President.  She is holding a piece of the candy that Jane made for us.

My girls.
Carol Scott, Fashion Show Committee 2011

Debbie, Mary and Sandy (Fashion Show 2011)
These lovely ladies made their sheath dresses during the Helen Haughey workshop.  Beautiful craftsmanship.
Kathy M. designed and sewed this beautiful silk jacket.
Ms. Evans is so delightful. It's always good to see her.  She is sporting a jacket made by her daughter Francine D.
The Fashion Show 2012 committee taking the Oath.
Rhonda B. will head the Fashion Show Committee 2012

V1097 is the November group challenge.  The club members are to use this pattern to create their one of a kind coat or jacket.

More pictures can be found here.

Happy Sewing!


  1. You are SO lucky to be part of such a wonderful group. Looks like a lot of fun. So much inspiration!

  2. So sorry I missed the lunch--but I am really looking forward to working on the programs for next year!

  3. Very beautiful photos! I am a little jealous of your Haute Couture Club.
    Great to meet so many people with the same hobby.

  4. Wow. Maybe I should start a club like this one in Manila. I would thoroughly enjoy participating. What fun, and I can't wait to see your unique garment!

  5. You are so lucky, what a wonderful group of ladies. I want a Haute Couture Club in my areaaaaa!

  6. What a great coming together of like minds and lovely garments.

  7. Ms. Evans and Kathy M are the CHICEST! Love all these photos but especially theirs.

  8. You are so lucky to be part of such a wonderful group of talented women. You had better warn Kathy M. that if I ever run into her and she is wearing that jacket I will do my best to steal it from her. It is unlikely as I live in western Canada, but you never know.............

  9. I am very envious! I don't even know anyone who sews. Ms Evans is styling it - she looks wonderful in that jacket.



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