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October 7th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

ASG Conference Report

This is an old post that never got past the draft phase, so …

Conference was great. I took 4 really good classes and one not so great, but entertaining, class. I learned how to make a bra, and using the custom fit pattern, I made one! That was so cool. I, of course, bought many kits to make bras. We shall see. That was an 8 hour class, and I was exhausted afterwards, so I drove to my friend’s house , and we drank 2 bottles of wine.

Of course, I was supposed to be at conference the next day at 7 am, but I did get there in time to have breakfast.

My second class was on fitting the upper body for plus sized women, another 8 hour class. Altho much of it was review, I got a lot out of the class, especially specifics for me. And it was tailored for the plus sized women. The third class was fitting the lower body, and that was really good. The teacher was Kathleen Cheetham of Petite Plus Patterns. It would seem that while I have a “tall” inseam of 35 inches, I’m petite from hip to top of head. I bought one pattern from her, the jean jacket. It fits me out of the envelope. I was totally exhausted after this class, so I went shopping. I met up with Veronica and Liane for dinner and margaritas. Then we went to the fashion show which was pretty much a yawn. I didn’t get back to my friend’s house until 11. They weren’t back from driving a nephew up to Taos, but the dogs had decided that I was okay. Bumper even slept with me.

Did you know that Martha Pullen is a wild thing? I had no idea.

I had class with Marla something on Sunday morning on bound buttonholes. That was good, too. It wasn’t about the traditional style, and I may never make another thread buttonhole again.

My last class was on fabric folding, and the speaker was good, but the presentation was very light. For example, when her husband was stationed in Afghanistan, she had power of attorney and bought a new house for them.

The shopping was fun, too. I managed to do pretty good resisting the fabric. Louise Cutting had fabric to die for. I’m a cotton kindagirl. There was a European fabric importer, but since I’m allergic to wool, his stuff didn’t hold much appeal for me. There was another importer but this time from the Americas and Far East. I blew a bunch of money there.

I think Fashion with Motion Sickness did well. Their booth was packed most of the time. When they had a moment, I asked how it had been, and Susan said they were doing great. Julianne has a new dress out that “might even fit” me. Quote from Julianne.

Bruno is STUPID. I love him dearly, and he is cute and sweet, but he was bred to be cute and sweet, but he doesn’t have a brain in his head. I’ve only had working and sporting group dogs, and they tend to be too smart for their own good.

Bruno is still intact. I’m still not sure what I’m going to do.

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