September 25th - 27th, Novi, Michigan, home to America's largest independant Sewing Expo. And boy, I can't stop talking about the fun we had. This was also PR's First booth
and our First Fashion Show
We got a GREAT response at the show! Between the model fitting, non-stop chattering at the booth, our after show gathering, my presentation on Sewing Smarter using online resources, talking to the wonderful PR members it was one of the most memorable events of my life and I thank all of you for being there, helping and supporting PatternReview.com. We put on a great show!
In the next special edition newsletter, I will share with you a lot more from the expo, but I just cannot wait until then so here we go...
Our booth was visited by many Expo visitors and PR members, who came to talk to us and to Kenneth King. We talked (and talked and talked) about PatternReview, which was great, because so many people were interested in what we do here. I gave a presentation about Online Sewing Resources on two different days to enthusiastic audiences (some of whom took notes!). And, of course, the high point of the weekend was our Top 10 Fashion Show, which took place at 12:15 on Saturday.
I know you're all waiting for this news, so without further ado, let me announce the winners of the Top 10 Fashion Show.
The winner of the Grand Prize, a $1000 Gift Certificate from Fabric.com, was Deanna McLaughlin (arianamaniacs) for Vogue 2925.
The winner of the prize for Best Construction, sponsored by Simplicity (Simplicity.com), was Kathy Cameron (KathyACam) for Simplicity 3867.
The winner of the prize for Best Fit, sponsored by Greenberg & Hammer NYC (greenberg-hammer.com), was Margaret Kendrick (LonestarLady) for Simplicity 3867.
The winner of the prize for Judges’ Favorite, sponsored by Islander Sewing Systems (Islandersewing.com) was Kristin Pink, who modeled her Simplicity 3835 dress at the Expo.
All the contestants did a wonderful job on their garments. 47 garments were entered by members in the contest. Thirty-two of these garments ended up in the show. If only we could hand out 47 grand prizes! You can see all the entries for the Expo here.
There's no way any one person can pull off a weekend like this by themselves, so I have many thank you's to give.