Tuesday, July 1, 2014

I'm Teaching At The American Sewing Expo In Novi!!

That's right, I'll be teaching at the American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan this year!! I am super excited about this opportunity.
The expo will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, September 26-28th, with pre-show workshops on Thursday September 25th. You can download a copy of the brochure HERE.

Here's a list of the classes that I will be teaching. The first class is a pre-show, all day workshop that will be held on Thursday, September 25th. It will be a lot of work, but I think that anyone who takes the class will have a lot of fun too.

Incredible Sleeves and More!
Rhonda Buss / Sewbussted
Using a basic sleeve pattern discover how to turn an
ordinary pattern piece into an over-the-top incredi- ble element of a garment. While learning to draft a
unique sleeve that’s perfect for an award winning
costume or couture gown, see how this technique
can be used to add interesting form to any aspect of
a garment. Learn cartridge pleating, anatomy of the
sleeve and how to build appropriate sleeve headers.

If you have followed the blog for a while, you may remember the skirt I did entirely of ribbon.

In this class you will go home with 3 different samples of ribbon weaving.

Ribbon Weaving Sampler
Rhonda Buss / SewBussted
(Hands On) Set yourself apart adding detailing to
your garments with a one of a kind embellishment.
Learn three ribbon weaving styles by making samples
of two color diagonal stripe, two color woven
design and open Lozenge patterns. Discover how
these techniques can be used in collars, cuffs, yokes,
jacket insets, bustiers, head pieces, pillows or even
an entire skirt for a stunning look. Kit Fee $25.00
Fri 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm 62C05a

Sleeves!!! The first class is a lecture and the afternoon class is a hands on workshop. 

Mastering the Sleeve
Rhonda Buss / SewBussted
Join highly respected blogger, designer, writer and
contributor to Sew News, Rhonda Buss as she shows
you how to take a standard set in sleeve and with
simple alterations, turn it into a square shoulder,
twisted petal and all points’ south sleeve. Based on
her popular Sleeves on Saturday blog post series, discover
how to easily add pizzazz to your next project.
Sat 9:45 am - 10:45 am 23A06b

Sleeves on Saturday
Rhonda Buss / SewBussted
(Hands On) Popular blogger, designer, writer and
contributor to Sew News takes her Sleeves on Saturday
blog post series to the classroom. From a basic
set in sleeve pattern learn step-by-step how to draft
a square shoulder sleeve with its many variations,
a twisted petal sleeve and all points’ south sleeve.
Discover how to add extra room to the elbow while
featuring it as a design and comfort element. A great
sleeve can make a simple garment really pop.
Sat 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm 72C05b

I will also be in the Social Media Lounge on Friday morning, so if you are attending the expo, but not taking one of my classes, be sure to drop by as I would love to have the opportunity to meet you.
In the coming months, I'll share my samples of the class projects
One last fun item, my garment that I did during the Passion For Fashion Contest last year made the back cover of the brochure!!!!! What fun!

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  1. Congrats! I'll definitely be attending the expo, just haven't decided which day or which classes! Looking forward to see you, though!!!

    1. I thought that you might take a stab at the PFF contest again this year. Regardless, it will be great to see you :)

  2. How marvelous. I wish that it wasn't in another continent. I love the ribbon skirt.xx

    1. You never know, something might bring me your way one day :)
      That skirt is one of my favorites!

  3. Congratulations, Rhonda! I am sure you will be wonderful and wish I were closer by to make it there. Good luck, not that you need it.

    1. Thanks Bunny :) I need all the luck and well wishes that I can get!!!!

  4. Wow you are getting in demand - I am sure it will be fantastic, its a shame that its so far away.

  5. Wish I could attend, but it's a fer piece from here. I just know you will do a wonderful job with your classes and folks are going to be so excited to meet you.

    1. Who knows, maybe I'll be in Fort Worth/Dallas one day. That's not too fer a piece ;)

  6. I'll be there...as usual! Not sure yet on classes, but I'll be sure to look you up :-)!

  7. It will really be nice to see you again.

  8. Wow this is exciting! Congratulations wish I lived closer :)

  9. How exciting! You have been working very hard :)

  10. Congratulations Rhonda! I wish you good luck.

  11. Congrats! Every year I plan to attend, but every year something comes up. Maybe this year! The expo is in another country but only 5 hours away.

  12. Any chance the Houston area possibly. wink wink!

    1. :) Maybe in the future, but I am going to be in Houston later this month. I thought that a blogger meet up might be fun on Sunday, July 27th. Lunch/Brunch at Brasil and then maybe a trip over to High Fashion. Would you be available? Email me, sewbussted@yahoo.com