Early last summer I went to a fabric sale in downtown Los Angeles where they had these incredible silks for 75% off the SALE price! I scooped up lots and lots of silk yardage. On the way back from the sale I stopped at a trendy fabric shop Sew LA which had recently moved to Atwater Village, a neighborhood that has recently undergone gentrification. Sew LA has a lot of sewing classes mostly focused towards the hipster crowd, has a few patterns from independent companies, and mostly cotton fabrics (Echino). They carry Decades of Style patterns as well as Collette Patterns and I picked up Jasmine a cute blouse from Collette Patterns.
One of the pieces of silk fabrics had an interesting border and design and I thought it would make a nice blouse using the Jasmine pattern.
Tomorrow I head off to Dallas to teach a couple of classes. One of the classes is on how to make a half slip. I don't know about you, but I can never find a slip that is the right length and the right size that doesn't ride up. Slips are so easy to make. I put together a tutorial, purchased some tricot, lace, and elastic for the class and made about a dozen slips using different techniques and styles. I "tested" my class this past weekend with the local ASG group and the ladies loved it. It went really smoothly and they made two (a black and a white) slip. If you are in the Dallas area Sunday, come take my class!
I am also happy to send you a PDF of my tutorial. Just email me