On the day before Valentine’s Day, who better to greet ASG members than the lovely Margo Bergman?
So many of us already follow Margo’s blog Creating in the Gap that we knew it was going to be a very special evening with her in our midst. No question that Margo♥ will have more devoted followers after her presentation this fine evening of February 13, 2018.
At the door we found her smiling face and just beyond, spied a colourful riot
of her creations. We could see made up some of the very fabric that we’ve been holding onto in our own “Stash Closets” – a substantial spur to put scissors & thread to languishing potential. No doubt we’re all members of the same “Fabric Petting Club”! (good concept BTW, Margo)
She began sewing buttons at the age of four, later graduating to a pink Kennie & clearly flew from there. Margo obviously enjoys the sewing & producing her gorgeous clothes, but also believes in working hard to make progress. She frequently moves the goalpost further out for herself. “Do more work. Do more work” – a good mantra to remind us that the final garments we see on her blog are lovely, but are the results of mindfully putting in the elbow grease. She might make it look effortless, but Margo assures us that she too has “wadders” & has no qualms in throwing them out. Hurray for that – let’s all get rid of those albatrosses! And while we’re at it, we can put to rest that the idea that “selfish sewing” is anything other than perfectly fine.
ASG loved ♥ Margo’s visit (thank you so much) and we also enjoyed meeting her dressed-up “friends”.
Thanks as well to Fabricville (see Margo’s feature) and to the Halifax Hair Design Centre for the best door prizes evah.
WITH MARGO’S WARDROBE A FITTING BACKDROP,
WE SEW & TELL
Suzanne♥ continues her fast & furious output with the ASG fave: her funky Jalie Helene cardigan; a Joy’s Find navy in Grainline Morris blazer and one of Margo’s faves (seen above), the True Bias Ogden cami
Marg♥ shared her grandson’s new quilt with us – which seems to coordinate nicely with the Map of the World behind. May he live in health with happy travels!
Bev♥ sewed up the Loes Hinse Euro pant pattern for her classic cords, trying out instructions in the latest Threads mag for the waistband and in-seam pocket
♥Pat’s latest Jalie pants
♥Nasirah’s OOP Simplicity 5463 beautiful paisley shirt
Wearing her Cecilia Podolak Fearless Tee Anita♥ pulls from her deep “bag of tricks” a new collection of her cozy felted hats & mitts.
Eltee♥ is one of our most joyous new ASG members. She cuts without having to use patterns & we may be privileged in a future meeting to have her do a presentation on her methods. (cross your fingers)
RingMaster Christina♥ created her own Fantastic Menagerie – how gorgeous are these guys?
Margo thought she might be missing out on a monthly party with ASG and we think she’s right – it’s all about fun!
Special relaxation & enjoyment time with ♥beautiful sewing friends♥ !
Planning upcoming ASG events…
Angela♥ tells us about the Refashioning Class she and Lorna♥ are doing on March 22 & 24. ASG Refash Class info
Cindy♥ and Nancy♥ hatching plans for double-barrelled Seaside Sewing May 1-3 & May 4-5.