I am very excited about the upcoming Artistry In Fashion show on Saturday, September 26th. If you live in the Bay Area, you should really make the effort to go. I haven't been in many years, but I religiously attended the first few, back in the day, and I am looking forward to returning this year. It is held at Canada College (a community college with a truly fabulous fashion department) and it benefits the scholarship program for the fashion department.
There will be a designer sale (drool), an open house for the fashion department, food. It was at Canada College that I took classes that completely changed my sewing, 20 years ago. I learned fashion history, tailoring, how to draft patterns, and make wearable art. I bonded with women who appreciated clothing, fabric, and designer details with the same passion as I. It's a truly great program and I recommend it for anyone (in the area) who wants to take their skills to the next level.
If you do come, and you see me, please say hello. :)