Recognize my instructor? Yes, it IS Gretchen from Gertie's New Blog For Better Sewing! She taught pretty much all of the non-basic garment sewing classes, so I spent all day with her. It was so FUN!! We fondled beautiful fabrics, handsewed our hearts out, padstitched lapels and broke down the perfect wiggle dress. I learned a ton and had a total blast. Gretchen in amazingly sweet and absolutely as adorable as you would think. Maybe more adorable.
She brought some garments for us to admire, so I had fun pawing over her dresses and suits, all of which were beautifully made. She brought her bombshell dress to show us, which you can learn to make in her craftsy course.
One of her students was at the summit as well and wore her bombshell dress! How fun is that? It was so amazing being around all of the talent represented at the Summit. So cool.
Speaking of amazing talent, I also got to meet Sunni from A Fashionable Stitch. She's from here in Salt Lake and it was so fun to meet her in person. We're also belt twins! Although her belt is so much more amazing than mine. Check out that hand embroidery. And it closes with snaps! How fun is that?!
After all the classes and chatting and mingling were done, we all got to hang out and sew in the Baby Lock sewing room. An entire ballroom filled with sewing machines!!! Is this heaven???
I had such an amazing weekend. I learned a ton of great new techniques; I'm not afraid of padstitching anymore, and I got some great photography and networking ideas, but the best part was that I got to spend a weekend with amazing women who didn't think I was crazy. Well, not for my fabric addiction anyway...