Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Haute Couture Club of Chicago - March 2010

March, 2010 edition - Haute Couture Club...,

The club met a few weeks ago. This is my first real opportunity to sit down to blog about it. This meeting was no different from the last; a joy. At the beginning the members meet and greet, then club business, contest review and judging, show and tell, and guest speaker. Immediately follow the meeting lunch for those who have time. A treat...,

There is so much that happenings in the "short" period of time. I'll give the highlights so you get a flavor of the day.

Club business - Upcoming Fashion Show April 18, 2010
Who is planning on showcasing their artistry; how many garments
Tickets anyone? - I bought five
All garments, finished and unfinished, should be brought to March 27th special meeting

Show and Tell
Opportunity for members to "show and tell" about something that they made/designed
(great motivational segment - very creative members)

Contest - Shoe Inspired Outfit
Three winners - Sorry the photos are not the best so I decided not to publish them.

Guest Speaker - Karen Snow - shared her knowledge of silk and silk painting

Tidbits on how silk is made - She passed around an actual silk cocoon with deceased worm inside. We got to see and touch the silk fleece and various weaves of fabric. At the end of the presentation, the members were invited to collectively design silk scarves.

Parting shot: Me wearing a pair of pants (black stretch woven from Pauline) made last week M5818. Top worn is S4020 made two years ago. The second pair are also black (cotton/poly twill from Pauline). I needed some simple black pants that I can grab in a hurry, like yesterday.

That's it!


  1. I am so jealous! what a cool club. I love your top with the black pants. brights with black is tres chic again. Beautiful color on you.

  2. Your pants are so nice. And your haute club--wow! I am sure you'll get a lot of enjoyment and information from joining it.

  3. Cennetta you always look so stylish! I really wish could do tailored the way you can! :)

  4. Another wonderful club meeting. They do appear to be very informative and lots of fun.

    Your outfit looks fantastic. Such a perfect fitting pair of pants and top. Very nice.

  5. I am going to be at the luncheon! Can't wait to meet you.

  6. Sounds like a great meeting! Are you going to show off the scarf you made (assuming you got a chance to make one)???

  7. It must be such a great experience to be a part of such a elite group. The top looks great!

  8. How Fabulous!!!! I did a post the other day asking what is going on in Chicago that it has such a vibrant sewing community, and here I see part of the reason! I wish I lived closer. I'd be there in a heartbeat!

  9. Thanks, everyone!

    Cindy - See ya here!

    Slapdash Sewist - I didn't make one by myself. The painting of the scarves was a group project. If my memory serves me right, they will be raffled off.

    Ann- I know you would. lol BTW - Love the creative "hair". Wink, wink!

    Thanks again,

  10. Very nice! That club looks like so much fun!



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