4.09.2014

come sew with me!

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sew-a-slouchy-dolman-sleeve-top-w-oona-of-oonaballoona-from-kalkatroona-tickets-11173792113


wouldja like to sew up a li'l sexy chic slouchy dolman top with me?  wouldja like to have a drink after and gab with sewists and swap fabrics and patterns and make general merriment? WELL COME ON THEN!

jennifer of workroom social is hosting a special manhattan pop up event, this may 2-4, and saturday boasts not one, not two, but three classes dedicated to sewing knits.

knits get a bad rap.  i fell in love with jersey before anyone could tell me "oooh that's hard to work with."  it's super NOT!  this wonder material and i have had affairs on straight stitch machines (yes it can be done) on zig zags (where it can be done even more so) and of course with ye olde serger (where it can be done once you wanna drop a dime or two).  all three machines can produce great results, so long as you play with jersey the way it wants to be played with.  then it'll take all the fondling you can give.

in this two hour class, we'll be working with a zig zag, and the pop up studio will be filled with all the tools and equipment we'll need. you'll be supplied with oak tag paper patterns and a class guide chock full of resources and fabric suggestions.  the class is small: 6 seats, plenty of attention, and the end of class will find you in a brand new me-made ultra comfy super chic top, which of course you should wear to the party directly afterwards.

oh, did i mention, jennifer set my class up riiiiight before the cocktail party?  good thinkin, gal.  GOOD THINKIN.

here's the full line up:




8 PM PARTAAAAAY 

again, that's saturday may 3rd.  together we shall sew up a warm weather wardrobe and positively FORCE spring to come out of hiding.  this vixen is in need of some coaxing.  come sweet talk that lass with me!

35 comments:

  1. Man, sounds like it's gonna be tons of fun. I'll put it on my list and try to come!

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    1. kelly, i'd love to see you there! and remember, there's always the party :)

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  2. Ooo I would have loved to come if I wasn't a UKer. Hope you can make the May London meet up

    SSB. https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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    1. sadly....it's not in the cards for me. le sigh.

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  3. So excited you are teaching a class, you will be the best teacher!! I want a slouchy dolman top!! We would love to have a reason to come to NY, but with starting a new job and looking for a place to live it is bad timing. So so sad! I hope that you all will do this again!!

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    1. i tell ya, if i get back to LA ii am hitting sew LA up for a class and i'll see you there! (and at mood,and at bars, and ...)

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  4. Ummm...You meant LA right? Not NY. 'Cause I will be there.

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    1. ahhhh! i keep forgetting LA has a manhattan.

      mmmm....manhattans....

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    2. I second an LA class...maybe set it up with Mood! lol

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  5. Thunking my head on the table that I'm stupid enough to live in the uk and can't attend

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    1. no thunking! i'm usually wanting to get over there!

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  6. You will be a great teacher, how fun!

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  7. So wish I didn't live on the other side of the country!

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    1. oh marrie! (now louis prima is in my head) but you have mood la, yes? aaaaaand those rocking fisherman's pants.

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  8. Done. I'm there. I'm doing a dorky jig to celebrate.

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  9. Ooooh! I am so cussing out this state I live in!!! Why oh why can I not live by the beautiful and powerful oona??? This sound good enough to jump ship and move to Manhattan!

    Could you, would you, please explain to us folks that can't attend, how you sew knits on a straight stitch machine? That might lessen the pain a teensy bit.

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    1. ooo i sound like a wizard. I LIKE THAT. i shall try my best, though a lot of it is feel. when are they coming out with feel-able internet?

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  10. Damn it, if that was down to me, I'll fly over just for the partaaay, the after-party and the after-after party...mind you playing with jersey and zigzag sounds like fun too (love jersey) and I'm very easily amused after a glass of something.

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    1. i completely believe that. then of course, we'd have to have a photo shoot.

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  11. OMG! I wish I can come and take your class so I can just sew with you, but, unfortunately, I can't. May be I can join on the next awesome sewing meet up! Crossing my fingers!

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  12. Oh this is going to be an awesome day!!!! You, Sonja and Fleur teaching, amazing!!!!

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    1. and i love that it's beginner-friendly-doable, none of us is tackling a tailored jacket LOL.

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  13. Aw drat, it's "victoria Day" weekend here in Canada. Hope everyone has a terrific time - sounds like there's a lot to learn, it should be great! :)

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  14. Ahh, why don't I live in NYC, so unfair.
    Aren't you overdue for spending time in LA?

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    1. had a dream i booked a job in LA and forgot to tell the west coast crew. i hollered just in time for us to go to that new fabric store y'all are crazy about :)

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  15. I'm coming, all the way from Australia!!! It ties in magically with my holiday. Looking forward to meeting many people whose blogs I've drooled over for years!

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    1. WHOAH that's amazing! the new york crew is ready for you!!!

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  16. Ahhh!! If only I didn't live on the exact (pretty much anyway...I am not measuring) coast (aka Oregon. Don't worry we totally have running water AND sewing machines. LOL). I have a love affair in the early stages with knits and would so love this class. Besides I am quite sure I would love to have drinks with you. You so inspire me to make things that are loud and happy. And sequined. That sequin silk is to die for.

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    1. loud happy things must always be made!! i hope you get on something especially loud, and we'll raise a glass to you. i hear oregon is sprouting up a nice crop of sewists lately...

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  17. I wish. While you'll be sewing and partying, I will be sleeping. Have a good time! Maybe I'll try and sew some knit that weekend, too, just because. (Just because I really need to finally make myself that Tiramisu.)

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i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied, if not always written!