An Epic Weekend of Fashion, Sewing & Style!

The Sew-cial Media Darling

Meet Mimi Goodwin – I think the most famous Fashion, Sewing & Style forward blogger. You may argue that there are other sewing bloggers that are famous too. However, are they also promoting fashion (I mean today’s fashion, not fuddy-duddy looks) and style? On her blog, MimiGStyle shows us how to “Buy it, Make it, Mix it,  & Rock it!”… Read the rest

Sure, I would LOVE to test your pattern.

Recently, I had the fun experience of being a pattern tester for three independent pattern designers.   Let me introduce them to you:

Itch to Stitch   Kennis Wong is the owner and designer of this pattern line.   While she received her masters of business from the University of Southern California, had careers in software and marketing – she now lives in Costa Rica with her husband.  … Read the rest

Adventures with the creation of leather handbags

A multiple part series, tips and techniques  for sewing handbags with leather and other heavy fabrics.

My past experience with leather was sewing some purchased leather binding trim for a denim skirt.  I “knew”  not to pin, and to sew with a leather needle.  Unfortunately, when I washed that skirt the color faded all over the cream denim. … Read the rest

Show us your style Fashion Show June 20th

Event details

I’ve got a style, she’s got a style, he’s got a style….What’s YOUR style?  That’s what this year’s Plano ASG annual fashion show is all about.   Saturday, June 20th 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at 4141 International Parkway, Carrollton, TX, United States



Sew up and show up with the creation that best reflect who you are and what you love.  

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Dallas Fair Park “Project Sew”

fair park logoFor Project Sew 2016 projects see this link  Project Sew 2016  10 AM – 5 PM first Monday of each Month January – July 2016


In coordination with Fair Park – Plano ASG will be offering “Project Sew”.   Project Sew will feature monthly projects organized by Plano ASG.   It will meet on the 4th Monday from 10 am – 8 pm in the Women’s Museum.  … Read the rest

New York Fabric Tour

Debby and Sheryl’s Most Excellent Fabric Adventure!

It was a long time coming. Debby Bowles won Peggy Sagers’ December Fabric Tour to New York back in March. December finally arrived and with Christmas-like anticipation off she went. Sheryl Belson, also a Plano ASG member, tagged along and they did indeed have a MOST excellent adventure!… Read the rest

Inspired by Gone With The Wind Exhibits – Adventures of Markita

Curtain_Dress_and_Hat_350What could be better than exhibits that feature beautiful and iconic clothing?  It is the 75 anniversary of “Gone With The Wind” and the Ransom Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington has curated an exhibit called the Making of Gone With The Wind.   If you can’t make the exhibit in person, I encourage you to check out the center’s website.… Read the rest

It’s a Wrap – 10 year anniversary of Plano Chapter Luncheon

The Plano Chapter of ASG celebrated 10 years of sewing friendships with a theme of another anniversary  – Diane Von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress celebrating it’s 40th year!




Our dynamic special events team  created  a contest theme which included  wrap garment, wrap outer wear and wrapped package categories.… Read the rest

Sewing Boot Camps – Learning to Sew

Do you have a sewing machine that has been collecting dust?  One in the box?  Are you itching to try out all of the creative projects you find on Pinterest, Craftsy, and creative blogs?

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Here at the Plano Chapter of the American Sewing Guild, we want to start you off with a series of classes we fondly call Sewing Boot Camp.  … Read the rest

Travelogue of a Wandering Sewist – Visiting Marla Kazell

The continued adventures of Sheryl and her trip west.

Further north on our journey I had the privilege of spending the morning shopping in Portland, OR with Marla Kazell.  It was such fun!

She introduced me to the Old Mill Store, which is so massive and has such incredible fabric offerings that I could have stayed there an entire day! … Read the rest

Travelogue of a Wandering Sewist – Inspiration Time with Diane Ericson

While on our road trip from Sonoma, CA to Seattle, WA I had the great privilege to make two “sewing nerd” stops.  I know you understand my enthusiasm because if you are reading this you are probably a sewing nerd too.  ASG is full of people like us!  Yea!

My first stop was in downtown Ashland, OR at Diane Ericson’s studio. … Read the rest

It’s a Wrap! Oct 25th 2014

It’s a Wrap Challenge Rules 2014:

 For all categories:

You must be a member in good standing of the National American Sewing Guild at the time of the Judging.

All judging will take place at the ASG Plano Annual Luncheon. October 25, 2014, Blue Mesa Grill in Plano.  No entries will be accepted at any other time.… Read the rest