Tomorrow is the start of the 2013 Original Sewing and Quilting Expo, and I can’t wait! In fact, I got a jumpstart by signing up for Cynthia Guffy’s skirt-fitting class that was held today, and it was so much fun! If you have never taken a class with Cynthia, you owe it to yourself. If she is ever in your area, don’t miss her. Her energy and anecdotes are a bonus to her hands-on and informative classes. Cynthia is a designer and independent pattern maker whose exquisite design details are immensely inspiring. Every time I have seen her, she is wearing something she made, and the fit and design is classy, innovative, and inspiring. I can’t wait to get home and make my skirt!
Today’s class was so much fun. Not only did I come away with a well-fitting master skirt pattern, but I was also able to watch her fit a variety of body types, solving all kinds of issues. Since Karen and I want to offer garment fitting courses in our studio at some time in the future, this was absolutely perfect. I took lots of notes!
On top of everything else, my fitting partner was Carla Powell from Roswell, and I was so excited to learn that she is also a sewing instructor! Carla offers classes at her studio called Stitch Pretty. She offers a variety of classes that sound very interesting, so if you live in the Atlanta area and want to take some quality classes, look her up at stitchpretty.com.