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April 4th, 2008 at 11:31 am

SANDRA BETZINA Fashion & Fabric Forecast and Fast Fit

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The Walnut Creek chapter of the American Sewing Guild presents:
What: Fashion & Fabric Forecast and Fast Fit
Saturday, April 26, 2008
9:00 AM until 4:00 PM (Lunch – Brown Bag)
San Ramon Presbyterian Church – Map on Reverse
12943 Alcosta Blvd.
(Corner of Crow Canyon Rd & Alcosta Blvd.)
San Ramon, CA 94583
$50.00 ASG Members, $65.00 Non-ASG Members

We have the enviable opportunity to spend some time with one of the sewing communities premier educators. Sandra will present two 3-hour long lectures with a break for lunch in between. Space is limited so don’t hesitate to sign up for this great member benefit!

Trunk Show and Fashion Forecast 2008
If you want your clothes to have the professional look of ready-to-wear, you have to use the techniques the professionals use. Much of today’s fashion relies on clever seam and hem detailing. Come see examples of these seams and hems and learn what you need to know to recreate them yourself. Sandra Betzina will bring a trunk show of her latest creations, made from current Vogue patterns. Get tips on successful marriage of pattern and fabric and tips on working with difficult fabrics. Learn how to choose and apply embellishments Sandra uses to create unique classy looking garments.

Fast Fit
Are you often disappointed in the fit of your garments? Confused about what size to buy? Have you outgrown your old size in one area and not another? Are you intimidated by good fabric because you are afraid of yet another fit failure? Let Sandra Betzina explain her fit formula and how it will work for you. Lots of new pattern alterations, including altering the bust without affecting the armhole, downsizing for the short, upsizing for the tall, and high hip considerations. Learn how sizing differs from one pattern company to another, what size to buy, how to alter for narrow shoulders, full back, sloping shoulders, full hips, protruding or flat seat, full tummy, large waist, small waist, sway back, and more. Turn pant “hopefuls” into a thing of the past. Eliminate baggy seats, pockets and pleats that pop open, accommodate full thighs, and reshape crotch curves to mimic your body curves. Learn to spot pattern problems before you cut out.

Sandra Betzina, author of many sewing books: More Fabric Savvy, Sandra Betzina Sews For Your Home, Fast Fit, Fabric Savvy, Power Sewing Step by Step, and No Time To Sew is the well-known host of the Sew Perfect series formerly airing on Home & Garden television (HGTV). She recently produced a series of 9 DVD videos, featuring topics ranging from flawless buttonholes to couture jeans. Sandra Betzina currently designs a series of patterns under the name Today’s Fit for Vogue Patterns. Over 25 patterns are currently available under the byline “Today’s Fit by Sandra Betzina” and each one includes directions written by Sandra with up to date, time saving methods for garment construction. Writing a syndicated column for the past 27 years and contributing to magazines such as Threads, Vogue Patterns, Sew News, Sew Beautiful, Zig Zag, and Australian Stitches enables Sandra Betzina to interview international designers and visit professional workrooms worldwide. A knack for uncovering techniques the home sewer craves has made Sandra Betzina a sought-after
lecturer and guest on television shows across the country, including “America Sews”, “Sewing With Nancy”, and “Sew Much More”. Sandra was inducted into the Sewing Hall of Fame in 2002.

Walnut Creek ASG proudly presents: Sandra Betzina
April 26, 2008 from 9:00 am to 4:00 PM – Brown Bag Lunch

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City: _______________________________ Guild Member?_________ Amount Enclosed: $____________

Please enclose this portion along with your check, made payable to ASG, and mail to: Walnut Creek ASG, P. O. Box 5948, Concord, CA 94524-0948. Please contact Julianne Bramson at or 925-933-4065 with any questions about this program.

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