Posted by Susan Liane, The Smuggler's Daughter on 2/3/2014
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Musicians worry about what to wear to the Grammy's. Movie stars plan for months what to wear to the Oscar's. We all worry about what to wear to the office holiday party. But as a sewista, I think I speak for most of us when I say that I worry a lot about what I will wear to Puyallup.
No, I'm not generally worried about what to wear to the town in Washington State, I'm worried about what to wear to the 30th Anniversary Sewing & Stitchery Expo held at the Washington State Fairground in Puyallup, Washington, later this month.
For four days, starting February 27, the sewing profession and industry are on display. There are classes, events, fashion shows, demonstrations and let's not forget - shopping! The Sewing Expo is a great place to find the latest in equipment, tools, supplies, fabrics and buttons. Quilters, crafters and garment sewists will all find some great things to see and do at the Sewing Expo.
Now let's get back to what to wear. Thousands of expert sewistas will be gathered in one location, to say nothing of the much-admired sewing celebrities like Diane Ericson, Marcy Tilton and Pati Palmer, so the pressure is really on. Any self-respecting sewista wants to be seen wearing something she has sewn herself and has sewn it well. And to make it even more of a challenge, the Expo is four days long.
With just three weeks left before the expo, there is no time to waste. Some things to remember are that we will be on our feet for much of the time, and although the events are indoors, there is outdoor weather to consider because of walking time from the parking lot to the fairground and between halls. It is usually pretty cold out in Puyallup during late February.
Here are my initial thoughts about my Puyallup wardrobe this year: I'm going to work with one of our new knits, Face for a Photo Shoot
a very cool and affordable sweater knit. I'm also going to make something out of Mod Squad Sweater Knit
, probably a cardigan that could be paired with a lot of different colors. We'll see how the sewing goes this week and I will let you know if I have time for more projects.
For more information about the Sewing & Stitchery Expo, visit www.sewexpo.com. Hope to see you there!
You are so right! Everyone wants to be seen in their best me mades! I love how everyone is so complimentary at this show. Be sure to come by my booth, #928 and show me what you came up with.
Thanks Laura! Can't wait to see you and your wonderful patterns at the show. Would you like to post any of your ideas about what to wear?