The American Sewing Guild had their annual conference outside of DC this weekend. I was foolish, and went to see what they had in the vendors' room/exhibition hall. gblvr
came with me, for moral support, mutual cooing, and because she has a car; I supplied carry-baskets, which got a lot of compliments, as usual.
The ladies running registration were tickled that we had just walked in off the street, and so were many of the vendors. They were almost all helpful and willing to talk, even after I admitted my novice status.
The clothes on display for various competions were absolutely gorgeous, and I regret that I forgot to bring my digital camera. For example, there was a strapless wedding gown at the Professional Association of Custom Clothiers
booth that was *entirely* smocked.( In which I am enthralled by the fabric porn )gblvr
did a good job of keeping me away from sewing machines, but I did get the name of the local Husqvarna
agent. I want a Viking serger badly, as the only serger I ever used was a 4-thread Viking, and it was a dream to work with. I can't *afford* a Viking, of course.