Jay Arbetmen gave me a brief report from last week’s wholesale fabric and trim show in Chicago. He says the show was mobbed, that he and his reps were insanely busy both days. He says the show needs a larger venue next year. Just thought to mention this as it is very good news for those of you in the Midwest. Who knows, maybe the show will become popular enough to draw from the southern Midwest? Dallas lost its show.
Speaking of shows, yours truly and kindred will be in Atlanta next week for SPESA. We have 30 confirmed F-I members going but I strongly suspect we’ll end up with at least 40 once we’re there. I won’t be as accessible as usual -actually, as many of you know, I’ve been tied up lately and also ~sigh~ dealing with personal matters- but I’m looking forward to getting back to normal soon.
Posting will be spotty in the upcoming week and it will take longer than usual to approve comments held for moderation so I appreciate your patience. If you must reach me, call me on my cell (otherwise, please never use that number, I hate that phone) or send an email. I hope your week is a great one. And as usual, here’s this week’s entry from the archives.
May 7, through May 13, 2005
May 7, through May 13, 2006
Sally, Amy and me
Verbal Croquis: new blog author
Producing a catalog
Goverment agencies raid sewing charity
A question of thoracic shaping pt.2
Lazy pattern making
May 7, through May 13, 2007
Miami Beach day 1
Miami Beach day 1A
Notes from Network Tuesdays
Back from SPESA & Material World
Obligatory Mother’s Day post
May 7, through May 13, 2008
Computational Couture 2008
The Skorpions are coming
Starting a home sewing pattern company
Certification for service providers
Tyranny of tiny sizes pt.2
Pattern Puzzle & Quiz: Threads
May 7, through May 13, 2009
Tutorials page updated
CPSIA: Tracking labels update
Cutting trims and shrinkage
How we make patterns in real life
CPSIA articles index
Pattern puzzle: fold illustration
I am sure you all will have a fabulous time at SPESA. Looking forward to hearing all about the fun and the new things to put on our wish lists.