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Highlights from the American Sewing Expo - 2010 - Part 2By Deepika on 10/6/10 9:52 AM

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Saturday, September 25th - Natural Fabrics Contest and Fashion Show!

A lot goes on behind the scenes and even though we did it last time, I was still amazed at how much coordination, organization and preparation needs to be done. Thankfully Melody came to the rescue and took over. We did the model fitting on Thursday AND Friday and there were still last minute changes on Saturday. But all this just added to the fun of it all, cause in the end, we pulled off a great show. The fact that the garments spoke for themselves just goes on to show how talented PR members are!


Our wonderful judges, Kenneth King and Julianne Bramson judged the garments ahead of time based on many different criteria :

a) Best use of Fabric
b) Construction
c) Creativity



And after an eye catching fashion show, Julianne announced the winners of the contest.



Cotton Gengal (Jean anne tonge)
Wool Tarrbaby (Dawn Tarr)
Silk AlexandriaH (Alexandria Harper)
Linen Sew Vintage (Dawn Roda)



After the contest was over, we took the whole rack of garments and displayed them proudly at the PR Booth. It was so nice to meet so many of the participants and some of the winners!


A big shout out to our Sponsors for the prizes of the contest.

Two $500 Gift Certificates
Fabric.com
One $500 Gift Certificate
Islander Sewing Systems
One $500 Gift Certificate
Fashion Fabrics Club


Fashion Show Photo Credits: Robin Martin

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pauladaniel said...
PLEASE tell us what the pattern for the great orange coat is the winner made.
10/6/10 11:06 AM
ggf2005 said...
Vogue 8625
10/6/10 2:26 PM
StephiLuna said...
meanwhile, I'm interested in what pattern was used for the lovely white cocktail dress shown in the collage of contestants!
10/7/10 6:03 PM
Karen4450 said...
Please, what pattern was used for the winner who made the beautiful black dress.
10/8/10 11:07 AM
Trephas2003 said...
They look cute!
10/9/10 4:27 PM
Sew Vintage said...
@Karen4450 I used Simplicity #3673 and modified the bodice for the Rouleaux technique along with moving the zipper to the side. It was a great pattern and the fit turned out nicely too.
10/11/10 0:14 AM
BillieJean said...
Please tell us the pattern for the beautiful plaid dress.
10/14/10 4:04 PM
so47 said...
Great job! I also would like the pattern number for the plaid dress.
10/28/10 8:07 AM

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