Plano Chapter

Love to sew? Want more techniques and inspiration? Meet others who sew at the Plano Chapter of the American Sewing Guild and be inspired, informed, and entertained!
Fashion Show Photo Collection 5

Fashion Show Photo Collection 5

Winter fashion – with jackets and a cloth doll.continue reading
Fashion Show Photo Collection 4

Fashion Show Photo Collection 4

Beautiful fashion from beautiful women.continue reading
Fashion Show Photo Collection 3

Fashion Show Photo Collection 3

More creativity from our memberscontinue reading
Fashion Show Collection Slideshow 2

Fashion Show Collection Slideshow 2

A variety of creative garments by our members.continue reading
Fashion Show Photo Collection Slideshow

Fashion Show Photo Collection Slideshow

Some of the lovely garments(and a purse) from our members. From our recent fashion show and tell.continue reading
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Not a size 2?  Neither are most of the rest of us!

Not a size 2? Neither are most of the rest of us!

One of the reasons you may sew is for fit.  I know I have fitting challenges with asymmetrical hips and a tummy that curves out instead of Jessica Rabbit concave.   Big and baggy, or stretched way too tight flatters no one.  How to gauge whether a style or pattern will look good on your...

Mark your Calendars for these Upcoming Events!

There are two upcoming events that may be of interest. Check your calendars and invite your friends … these are great opportunities to be inspired. Fiber Retreat Are you in need of a mini creative vacation? Consider the Fiber Retreat August 15th – 17th at the Lone Oak Ranch & Retreat Center in Gainesville. Beginning...
Neighborhood Groups Are Where It’s At!

Neighborhood Groups Are Where It’s At!

An excellent resource for every ASG Member is the neighborhood group meeting. Not only are there are ton of options to meet your schedule, but the topics are wide ranging. This allows every one of us to dip our toes into unfamiliar territory in this ever changing world of sewing and crafting. Last month during...

July – August – September Newsletter Online

The Plano TX Chapter newsletter for July –  September  has been posted. It can be downloaded  here. You’ll need your Plano ASG password to get into the page (hint: 2 words, no break, no capitals). This edition of Material Issues has the following items: President’s Corner – Planning your sewing Neighborhood Group Schedule Our first “Sewing Boot...
Indie Sewing Month

Indie Sewing Month

I never heard the term Indie Pattern Company until I started to research sewing related items on the internet. It didn’t take me long to figure out these companies are popping up everywhere. They are even showing up at sewing and quilting expos and specialty fabric stores. It’s easy to overlook indie pattern companies for...
Vintage, what is old is new again

Vintage, what is old is new again

Have you notice the resurgence of vintage?  Simplicity and Vogue have been re releasing vintage patterns, Butterick has a line of retro inspired patterns with the designer Gertie of the blog “blogforbettersewing.com“.  Pattern review is running a vintage sewing contest.  I adore the 1950′s playsuit by Madssews.   http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/ContestGallery.pl?ContestID=208 I started sewing very early on, but...
Plano ASG June Fashion Show

Plano ASG June Fashion Show

  Every year, the Plano Chapter of ASG provides an opportunity for its members to be in the limelight. The annual Fashion Show invites every member to participate by showing us those special works that have come to life in your sewing room. Garments, accessories, home décor…come and show them off on the RUNWAY! Sewing...
Linda Lee Workshop and Fashion Show

Linda Lee Workshop and Fashion Show

Written by:  Sheryl Belson On April 26-27 our Plano ASG chapter had a wonderful time hosting Linda Lee’s Sewing with Knits Workshop and fashion show.  Saturday began with Linda talking about fit and sharing a number of great tips for working with knit fabrics.  Among many things, she told us that a walking foot will...