Runway Fashion Shows

Patterns...fabrics...style you can sew! Take a break from shopping and get a look at dozens of fashions from independent pattern designers while live models walk the runway on the Expo Stage. FREE with your General Admission ticket.

Coloring Book of Style
Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop
Age is nothing but a number when it comes to looking fabulous. And no one does timeless style better than The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection. Featuring beautiful fabrics in stunning color themes, this showcase of chic fashions will challenge you to rethink how you dress and what you sew. See the latest carefree combinations of daring fabrics, textures and patterns in layers that drape and shape. Linda will show how to read the trends and fit today’s concepts into real wearables for you.
Thursday at 12:00 on the Expo Stage

Indygo Juction's Magic Fashion Show
Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction
Do you need to inject some fun and fabulousness into your wardrobe? Come visit with Amy Barickman, founder of Indygo Junction, as she shows you a trunk show of fashion-forward (yet functional) garment and accessory styles.

Amy Barickman’s trunk show will feature her newest release The Magic Pattern Book, which has 6 fashionable patterns that can magically create 36 different styles! You can build a whole wardrobe with patterns from The Tank, The Skirt, The Dress, The Cardigan, The Coat and The Accessory. Although the patterns are rated for a beginner, the styles will interest any level of seamstress. Learn about construction techniques, Amy’s method for creating garments out of recycled materials (each chapter contains one recycled project!), the newest notions and more!

Amy, the founder of Indygo Junction, has been designing apparel, accessory and home decor patterns for over 20 years. Recently she launched a new fabric line, Crossroads Denim, which brings to the modern seamstress 18 colors of denim perfect for garment sewing. She will show you how this new fabric drapes on the body, lends itself to raw seams, and can be combined with cotton. See designs made up in the newest Indygo Junction patterns, including her new Crossroads pattern line - created especially to take advantage of the amazing qualities of Crossroads Denim!
Friday at 12:00 on the Expo Stage


Ursuline College Fashion Show:
Paper, Pink & Original Designs

White Paper Dresses: Ursuline College fashion program students were inspired by the rich history of fashion represented in 20th Century American designs to create wearable white paper dresses. Under the direction of Dr. Constance Korosec, professor and chair, white paper was cut, crumpled, pleated, and rolled using their imagination and exceptional mastery to create the sumptuous white paper dresses. Students used a glue gun to secure each piece in the design and hand stitch in zippers. “A one-of-kind collection or wearable white paper dresses offers a fresh look at American fashion history”.

Ursuline College Historic Costume Study Collection – Pink Dresses: Ursuline Historic Costume Study Collection contains over 3,500 21st century pieces including designs from Bob Mackie, Adele Simpson, Bill Blass, Pauline Trigere, Adolfo, Escada, Christian Dior, Pamela Dennis and Emilio Pucci to name a few. It has been said, apparel is a vehicle for personal expression and has long reflected the political, economic, and social reflection of society during a particular period. The apparel that we have worn throughout history provided insight into our lives and activities. Ursuline College proudly presents the Pink Dresses in celebration of Original Sewing and Quilt Expo.

Original Designs: Ursuline College fashion program students utilized the skills they learned from coursework in apparel construction, draping, and flat pattern classes to create their outfits seen on the runway. Both merchandising and fashion design students start their studies with two courses in Susan Power’s apparel construction courses. Design majors continue with Jennifer Knaus’s bridge course of patternmaking fundamentals and then onto draping and flat pattern. All while learning to design, fit, and construct garments to a customer. In this section you will see work from the beginner sewer who has altered commercial patterns to the more advanced students who have draped their original design on a dress form.
Saturday at 12:00 on the Expo Stage


Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show
This fashion and trunk show featuring students ages 9 – 18 years of age will be SEW much fun! Get an insight into the interests and talents of our newest sewing enthusiasts as they show off their latest accomplishments. Whether it hangs in the closet, hangs on a wall or hangs out on beds and sofas, the creativity involved will inspire audiences of all ages. Don’t miss it! (If you know a young person who might like to participate, please call 800-699-6309 or click here for more information.)
Saturday at 3:45 on the Expo Stage