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

keep calm with curvesOne 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 figure?  … Read the rest

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 Camp” Review
  • Founding Plano ASG member highlights – Maggie and Jami
  • Our first ever “Share Fair” is coming
  • Annual Luncheon and Elections
  • Photo highlights from Sew Along and Linda Lee Workshop

Enjoy reading the newsletter!… Read the rest

Vintage, what is old is new again

simplicity halter

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 ““.  Pattern review is running a vintage sewing contest.  I adore the 1950’s playsuit by Madssews.

I started sewing very early on, but in all the moves from high school to college, from this place to that place, I only kept one of my patterns from my high school sewing days.  … Read the rest

Plano ASG June Fashion Show


Fashion Word CollageEvery 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!… Read the rest

Winners of half priced workshop announced

A random drawing of all Plano ASG members as of April 6, 2014 produced two lucky winners!

Cynthia Isley and Ozella Hailey will receive the option to purchase a seat at the April 26th Linda Lee

workshop at only half price!  Just another benefit of membership!   There are still a few seats available,

don’t hesitate to be a part of this special event.… Read the rest

Follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Meetup

The Plano Chapter has forged into new territory – social media – so if you follow any of the below (and if you don’t give one or two a try)

FACEBOOK – find us at please “like” our page.  AND follow Mary Jo’s lead and post your current creations, or any creation.  … Read the rest