Wednesday, October 5, 2011

This and That

Happy Wednesday!

It's been too long since I last blogged. But finally, I'm able to post a response to comments on the structured hand bag workshop that I attended. As always, thank you for your comments. Unfortunately, I won't be able to post the hand bag tutorial. John instructional materials are copyrighted. Can't tell you how that works exactly, but I don't want to do something to cause confusion. Again, I'm really sorry about this. I was so excited about sharing, I didn't think about how this may impact John. So, if you are interested in the class, give John a call and make some arrangements for a class. He is more than happy to give instructions. So here is his contact information again:

John Koch
1070 West Berwyn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

Two weeks ago, I received a great surprise from the postman. A package filled with Spandex House fabric from Andrea (Knit-Knac). She was fortunate to meet up with my home girl,Robin (Yarn Crawl) and Elizabeth (Sewn) in New York to, you know, fabric shop. Thank you, Andrea.

Coming, reviews on McCall 6433 and Simplicity 2812. The dress was made four weeks ago. Picture day was gloomy and the pictures didn't turn out to good. So I will try to get some decent pictures to go along with the review. In the meantime, I'm planning to use the bodice to make another dress. Simplicity 2812 is on the sewing table and almost finished. So far so good. This is another UFO that I started over a year ago.

Finally, more inspiration to come. There is quite a few fashion trends that I want to explore. So I will share my thoughts on them. The list:

  • Tan 
  • Capes
  • Snake Skin
  • Clutch bags
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Lace
  • Graphics
  • Varsity Jackets
  • Shine
  • Accessories


  1. If I'm seeing things right - the purse you made is similar to those shown in an article in Threads by John Koch. It's in no. 150 (Aug/Sept 2010) - page 64, to be exact.

  2. Welcome back, Cennetta. Thanks for John's info. Can't wait to see your beautiful work. I'm looking over the trends list you posted and it seems I need to implement some of these items into my wardrobe. Now that I've organized my sewing room and I have no more outside projects to complete, I may actually get some of my own sewing done!

  3. Please ship that Spandex bag to my house!

  4. Cennetta, I'm with Ms. Faye...please ship those beautiful fabrics to me!!! Can't wait to see what you do with them!!

  5. John is an outlier and a genius of creativity. I am sure that when you left the studio a tiny bit of John's creativity left with you.

  6. Irene - That's right. Same John. Thanks, ladies.

  7. It was nice chatting with you while we were on our shopping excursion. Next year you have to come along with me!



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