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.
Distinctive Styles & Delightful Details
Louise Cutting of Cutting Line Designs
Louise, an industry insider, designs modern, trend-appropriate patterns for her own independent company. Her patterns are young in spirit with realistic fit, making them ageless, sophisticated and very wearable. Using contemporary fabrics from casual to elegant, you will find touches of classic to decidedly chic ensembles, all with a fun fashion edge and sassy attitude.
Thursday at 12:00 on the Expo Stage
Fall’s Fashion Sewing Trends: Fabrics, Colors, and Flattering Styles
Denise Wild of BurdaStyle
Denise Wild, Sewing Expert and Content Director of BurdaStyle, breaks down fall’s hottest sewing trends. See the latest fashion fabrics and the season’s top colors, getting tips for working with them and wearing them with style. You’ll also see some of BurdaStyle’s most popular patterns up close and personal while learning insider tricks for flattering your figure.
Friday at 12:00 on the Expo Stage
Visual Magic: Clothes Re-make the Woman
Want to see real women in stunning designs from Cynthia Guffey's pattern line? Cynthia will take a variety of body types and figures and flatter them based on variations of her own patterns. Be ready to be stunned and dazzled as Cynthia gives personalization and fit a new twist and flare!
Friday at 4:15 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!
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