Check out the School of Art Fashion, where Heirloom Techniques Meet Modern Sewing!

Do you want to expand your sewing repertoire in 2014? Here’s a wonderful place to start! Today we have a great guest blog post from Beth Mauro about an exciting sewing event this coming up this week, the School of Art Fashion in Huntsville, Alabama. Read on to find out all about SoAF and how you can attend!

9802 SOAF FB high res 2 Check out the School of Art Fashion, where Heirloom Techniques Meet Modern Sewing!

Many of us turned to sewing because quality, detail, fit and fabric are important to us. That desire coupled with the popularity of historical shows like Downton Abbey is fueling a renewed interest in Heirloom Sewing. We dare you not to find inspiration in the dreamy and detail-rich fashion harking back to the days when a talented dressmaker was revered for her special talents.

Recently Sew News and the Martha Pullen Company came under one roof (F+W Media), and we can’t think of a better place to learn the fine art of sewing than the School of Art Fashion in Huntsville, Alabama this week. The foundation of the school is 4-Day classes that let you delve into a particular sewing topic. But you’ll also find half-day and full-day classes on Wednesday, February 5 that let you give heirloom sewing a try in a very supportive setting.

Instructors such as Gloria McKinnon, Kari Mecca, Debbie Glenn, Gail Doane, Hope Yoder, Kathy McMakin and many others hail from across the U.S. and Australia. Sessions range from Beginning French Machine Sewing to Creative Monogram and Smocked Bishop Dress. Kits and new machines are provided. All you have to think about is how you will apply all of the great new things you learn to your future sewing!

Visit the School of Art Fashion website for complete details for this week’s event, February 5-9 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. Or, mark your calendar for School of Art Fashion in Atlanta, July 30-August 3, where some of the schools open their doors to children and teens!

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