The Best of 2013: Sew L.A.

If you have to have a "day job" having one in the field your personal business is in is pretty much like winning the lottery. I am lucky to manage one of the finest sewing shops around, with the best teachers too! Okay, I might be biased, but it is an awesome place to work and it's great being face to face with my own business' customers on a daily basis.

Some of the highlights from this year include parties, traveling, and making amazing friends! See the photos below to see for yourself!

Event highlights!

Top row left: Alexia from Green Bee Patterns came to teach a workshop!
Top row right: Jamie and Amber from Fancy Tiger dropped in to say hi!
Middle row left: we hosted Gertie's west coast book party! 
Middle row right: Who doesn't want to host a cocktail party for the lovely Amy Butler?
Bottom row left: Artist Lisa Solomon lead an amazing embroidery workshop!
Bottom row right: Marisa of Creative Thursday taught us all how to make valentines!

Shop highlights!

Top row left: Haley, Shaerie (Sew L.A.'s owner), and myself, all in Colette Patterns Dresses!
Top row right: Thanks to LA Weekly for naming us the best place to learn to sew (for men & more)!
Bottom row left: The Bearding Ladies quilt bomb our tree!
Bottom row right: Training Shaerie's son Lux on how to safely use the rotary cutter!

Quilt Market fun!

Top row left: Melody Miller and her amazing fabrics
Top row middle: Amber and Jamie from Fancy Tiger
Top row right: Hanging out with Rae, Rashida, and Karen
Second row left: The adorable Lizzy House wearing her version of my Emery Dress!
Second row middle: Sarai hosted a quilt market party at the Colette Patterns HQ!
Second row right: Me and the amazing Lotta Jansdotter (major super fan moment)!
Third row left: Me and my BFF Alexia of Green Bee Patterns
Third row middle: Shaerie spinning the wheel at the Westminster booth
Third row right: My Emery Dress sewn in Carolyn Friedlander fabrics in the Robert Kaufman booth
Bottom row left: Me in an Emery Dress at the Portland market
Bottom row middle: The amazing new label Cotton + Steel!!!
Bottom row right: Me :)