Sewing in Seattle!

IMG_0111My husband and I took a little trip to Seattle a few weeks ago. We attended the Sewing and Stitchery Expo at the Washington State Fairgrounds. I have never been to a  sewing/quilting expo in my life so this was incredibly exciting! Some of my sewing Facebook friends were also attending and we planned to meet up, but amidst the 1000’s of people and our schedules, we unfortunately didn’t have the pleasure. Maybe next time!


I was completely mesmerized by the rows and rows of vendors, classes, and the throngs of shoppers. While there I took a business class, and a bra-making class. Both were great, but short and too the point with no time for questions and answers. I found some lovely fabrics at the Vogue Fabric vendor and from the Simplicity site and attended an inspiring fashion show MC’d by Melissa Watson.

ebfd5f1164442106c462f3f28a88270cI paid close attention to the types of fabrics that were used, because I really need to focus on using the suggested fabrics instead of pretty quilting fabric, which is ok, but just doesn’t look or feel as nice. 


We stayed in airbnb’s for the first time ever. Both were exactly as described and we were not disappointed. We visited Tacoma, Mt. Rainer, the EMP Museum, Pikes Market, Volunteer Park, Bainbridge Island and walked around the quaint little neighborhood of our BnB in Capital Hill. While we were at Volunteer Park, we snapped a few shots of my new dress that I made for the trip.


It is made from Ponte Knit purchased from I used the Itch to Stitch pattern that I had previously made up in a muslin to check the fit. It turned out to be a great travel outfit. I wore it with blue leggings and the colorful belt that I got while in Peru.

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So, what did I buy at the expo? I bought rayons, knits, and only one cotton. Here are the treasures. Now I just have to imagine what I will make with them! Do you have any suggestions for me?

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8 Responses to Sewing in Seattle!

  1. pdxknitter says:

    What fun! Love all your fabric purchases.

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    • zibergirl says:

      Thank you! It’s easier and less time consuming to purchase, the fun part and the most time consuming is the decision making and the actual construction. Don’t you agree?


  2. cadderly2 says:

    Very fun post. Thanks for sharing, especially all your purchases~

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  3. Nice dress, the fit is perfect. I like the fabrics you picked up, they are gorgeous 🙂

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    • zibergirl says:

      Thank you! I rarely find nice fabrics in my part of the woods unless I shop online, but then you can’t really touch them. Seeing and touching the fabric at the expo was a wonderful experience.

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  4. sewdooley says:

    Looks like you had a fabulous time. Expos can be so inspiring. I love the Pucci like print, would make a great maxi or shift dress.


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