You’re Invited: Virginia’s School of Art Fashion Boutique

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Sewing fun during our School of Art Fashion Boutique in Lakeland, Fla. earlier this year!

We are so excited about bringing our School of Art Fashion Boutique to Fredericksburg, Va. this fall! The event will be held Sept. 28-30 at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center and will include five great sewing schools with some of the best instructors in the world. You’ll get to have fun with Martha Pullen herself, plus you’ll receive a VIP general admission 3-day pass to the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, which will be held in the same venue immediately following the School of Art Fashion Boutique on Oct. 1-3.

Sign up for the school of your choice, where you’ll sew with your teacher for the full duration of the event. Two and a half uninterrupted days to immerse yourself in sewing = pure pleasure! The five schools are:

  • Missy Billingsley’s Organize Me! Embroidery School: Create four stylish, coordinating pieces, all developed to make staying organized as easy as 1, 2, 3 … 4! The trendy tote displays a pieced-in-the-hoop French braid front pocket accented with embroidery and trim. Several inner pockets hold all of your necessities, while the boxed bottom adds the perfect amount of interior  space. The straps are shoulder length and stabilized with Annie’s Soft and Stable for added strength and comfort. The companion projects include a Notepad Portfolio, Zippered Bag, and Wallet. More…
  • Cynthia Guffey’s Contemporary Tailoring School: A single jacket; perfectly proportioned and fitted, expertly stitched and fashionably ready for nearly anything. It is a wardrobe basic when it is done right, and your go-to pattern ever after. This particular jacket accommodates and improves virtually any silhouette, and can be adjusted quickly and easily to fit any body. The thoughtful design and straightforward construction make it the one you will turn to time and again, as you begin to incorporate and feature strong details, a variety of lengths and beautiful fabrics, for a wardrobe of looks and uses. More…
  • Linda Lee’s Knit Ensemble School: Hone your own style and sewing-on-knit skills while you create a modern ensemble for yourself. You will make three pieces consisting of a stylish T-shirt, a drapey jacket or vest, flattering, elastic-waist pants and the perfect scarf accessory. Learn to sew on the finest designer knits in tissue weight jersey knit, textured novelty knit and pant weight ponte knit in the process. You’ll leave on Wednesday with fantastic new clothes to wear and a refreshed approach to knits and your personal style. More…
  • Kathy McMakin’s I Love My Serger School: From basic to the more advanced techniques, learn all about your serger while making a series of cute and useful projects! Six projects in two days? No way … YES WAY! Kathy will guide you through a Sweet Little Baby Quilt with a coordinating Sweet Little Pillowcase, Two Knit Baby Bonnets (One Boy Bonnet and One Girl Bonnet), The Perfect Tote and a Serge-N-Flip Sewing Caddy. More…

Want to learn more? Click here to visit the event page, where you can register, view a day-by-day itinerary of the event, learn about the classes and instructors and much more. We hope to see you in Virginia!

Happy Sewing,
Natalie