|Wes working hard in his class-Fitting for Boys|
I chose to take classes with the same teacher for the whole weekend and Cindy Foose was the lady who put up with me! Being in the same classroom meant I could leave some of my heavier items there overnight (the classrooms are always locked during breaks and after class).
The classes I took were really well presented with lots of good information, some of it basic (that sometimes gets forgotten) and a lot of it new. Cindy provided very comprehensive notes and there was little need to add to them. As our classes were small in number, we got to do a few extra things, like make samples of techniques for our notebook, which helps imprint a technique in my brain!
The first class I took was on constructing for boys, something that doesn't always get covered in the heirloom sewing world. The techniques learned in the class will help me not only with boys, but also items for girls. ( We got to make samples, and the completed shorts fit Wes, my SAGA bear mascot!).
|A pair of shorts in the making for Wes (with teacher Cindy Foose in the background)|
|Wes wearing his new shorts and modeling a collar made from a man's hankie borrowed from Cindy Foose.|
|Wes, worn out from all the fun at the Bedford Glen Retreat|
And to round the event off, Mother Nature decided to play an April Fool on us and snow! Of course, this is nothing to those of us that live in New England, but for some of the attendees and teachers this was treat!
|Snow on April 1|
|Wes with his girlfriends at the banquet|