Last Sunday I attended the annual fashion put on by a club called Haute Couture. This organization has been around for many years, started back in the days when ladies wore hats, gloves and suits. The women who started it were interested in learning more about sewing high fashion and couture quality garments for themselves. Years passed and now many of these women are still members but no longer sew for themselves. However they are still interested in learning about new sewing techniques and many sew for their daughters or grandchildren and of course, make quilts. We have meetings once a month with very interesting speakers, we have field trips to fabric stores, artists studios, and other related spots. There are charity projects such as sewing gowns for hospice. There are occasional classes such as shibori silk dying. All in all an interesting organization. We just need more younger members!
Last weeks fashion show was the annual fund raiser. 55 - 60 different garments were modeled, all sewn by members. There were two celebrity guests who modeled their own designs. And my own sewing friend Barbara modeled 3 knockout outfits. Here she is wearing the last outfit, the beautiful lace dress she reviewed on PR. Leslie (looloo44) wore her fantastic Burda 7783 dress also reviewed on PR. And I wore my Vogue Anne Klein ultra suede jacket with 4 ply silk pants.