Welcome to my stop on the SewPro Stars Blog Hop. In September I traveled to Chicago for the first annual sew pro conference. Sew Pro is a conference for those who are interested in transforming their hobby into a business, whether that be pattern making, fabric designing, book publishing, etc. I’ve been lazily toying with the idea of generating a stream of income through sewing. It was a great conference and I met a terrific group of women. To keep the momentum going, a blog hop was organized to showcase all of the different ways we’ve been inspired following the conference. To see my project and other life updates, read on.
In the sewing community, October is also known as Frocktober, thanks to The Monthly Stitch, who hosts a month-long sew-a-thon of dresses. My entry this month is Butterick 6163. I wanted to make a dress that could transition with me from summer to fall and that I could wear to work. For those of you who have read about my fabric hauls in the past, you probably have noticed that I do not buy many solids. I love colorful prints. But I wanted this dress to be made in a solid color so I headed over to Joann’s. I found this pretty olive microsuede fabric. The fabric and notions totaled $34. To learn more about this budget-friendly dress, read on.
Kentucky’s First-Ever Fashion Week just debuted in Lexington and the main event was tonight: a runway show featuring a roster of talented local designers. For a peek at my favorite looks from the show, read on.