Happy New Year, friends!! Over the past couple of days, I’ve been working on my goals and ideas for 2015, which is making me both really excited to get started and curious to see whether I’ll be able to execute on any of them. This is the first year I’ve taken down my Christmas tree on New Year’s Day — usually it’s up until at least the end of January — and I think it’s because I’m ready to get on with the New Year. As far as my goals, some of them are really really Big Exciting Goals, over-the-moon-type-stuff, but others are More Realistic Goals that are definitely possible. In that department: I’d like to do is teach more classes and workshops; I always enjoy teaching so much.
So I’m very excited to announce my first actually-scheduled event of 2015: I’m going to be teaching again at Camp Stitchalot this spring! Made even more exciting by the fact that I will be co-teaching with Karen LePage, Christine Haynes, and Alexia Abegg. Not only is the teaching lineup awesome, it’s going to be a DRESS CAMP, so the focus of the weekend will be dressmaking techniques (or garment-making, if you’re not into dresses)!
I yanked that photo off of Instagram, where people were pointing out themes of similarity amongst the Stitchalot teachers (pasty skin, buns, bangs). I found that amusing.
Anyway, here’s a few deets, click over to Pink Castle for more info:
WHEN // Friday-Sunday, May 28 – 31, 2015, with an optional extra day, Thursday, May 28 for open sew (teachers will be present at all days, just not teaching on Thursday)
WHERE // Hankerd Inn, Pleasant Lake, Michigan (about an hour from Ann Arbor)
WHAT // The weekend will include full group instruction as well as lots of opportunities for small, one-on-one instruction catering to camper’s needs or questions in garment sewing. Teachers will work with you over the course of the weekend to teach the ins and outs of proper garment construction. The weekend will include four classes discussing different elements of garment making. The first will discuss measuring, pattern sizing, and muslin-making, the second will cover bust dart adjustment, the third class will go over bodice construction, and finally we’ll discuss finishing techniques.
MORE INFO // Check out Pink Castle Fabric’s 2015 Camp Stitchalot page to read more about the weekend and PURCHASE A TICKET!
Camp Stitchalot is SUPER FUN!! We are going a great time sewing up a storm. I hope you can join us for this one!