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Openings available for Saturday Lectures/Demos ONLY

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12 students only!!!!!!
9:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

Morning Session: 9:00 A.M. TO 12:00
Afternoon Session: 1:00 P.M - 4:00 P.M.

St. Frances Cabrini Church
1500 Franklin Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414


Remember Nancy Cook?   She's the one who stepped up at the last minute to fill in as emcee for the 2015 style show and charmed us all with her wit and humor.  She also emceed the 2016 style show. Now she is going to join us to share her sewing, fitting and pattern manipulation skills for a two day ASG sewing event.  Mark your calendars for September 16th when Nancy will do personal consultations to help you make your own custom pants patterns and 17th when Nancy shares tricks for looking your best, speeding up your sewing and shows us how to make our patterns do more.  Nancy is an ASG member, a certified FitNice System instructor and, I'm happy to say, a good friend.

I met Nancy when I took the FitNice System Pants class at the ASG Conference in St. Louis.  I did not believe that one instructor, Judy Kessinger, and one helper, Nancy Cook, could help 20 women make custom pants patterns in one day.  I'm happy to report that I was wrong and that the pattern that I developed in that class is my go to pants pattern.

Friday, September 16th-9:00-5:00
All Day Hands-On Workshop 

Take the smiles out of your pants!!! Learn how to measure yourself and create a pattern that fits YOU! You will have a personal fitting and pattern drawing consultation with FIT NICE NAN to eliminate your personal fitting issues before you cut your fabric. We will tweak your garment for your personal comfort and then transfer all that back to your MASTER PATTERN.  Learn how to create different pant styles using your pattern. Your pants will look perfect and you will feel fantastic!

First 90 minutes private consultation and pattern drawing while viewing how the FitNice basic woven pants with drawcord elastic are made. THEN THE SEWING BEGINS!

Nancy will personally fit you and tweak your pattern!

*Please note all participants are required to purchase the FitNice Master Pants Pattern & DVD  the day of the workshop unless you already own it.  The $35 kit fee includes the pattern, DVD,  Sew Ease for tracing your pattern and waist elastic.

OPENINGS AVAILABLE for these Lectures/Demos

Saturday, September 17th 9:00-12:00
Fit and Fun 3 hour lecture/demo

The fit of your clothing matters as much as the style.  Are you hesitant to sew for yourself and frustrated with patterns that won’t work for your body? Let Nancy, the Midwest fit doctor, show you how to spot and solve the most common fitting issues for tops and pants. Garments that are stylish, comfortable, versatile and easy to sew will be shown and discussed. You will be inspired to see how 2 patterns can create A WHOLE WARDROBE that compliments the body instead of just covering it. Variety is the spice of life and garment sewing! 

Saturday, September 17th 1:00-2:00
Take the Stress out of Seamstress 1 hour lecture/demo.

Take the stress out and put the excitement and creativity back in. You will see creative touches such as machine and serger embellishments, embroidery and fun with machine needles. Nancy will show you easy to use notions and all the tricks of gluing. She’ll also show you how to make your sewing easier, faster and more fun. 

Saturday, September 17th-2:00-4:00
The Art of Fashion Camouflage and Picture Perfect 2 hour lecture/demo 

The definition of camouflage is to disguise or conceal. Tim Gunn says “ I have my mantra about the silhouette, proportion and fit. I believe when they are in harmony and balance, you will look great in anything. It’s not about a particular item of clothing or accessory: it’s about the whole head to toe look!” Just talking about figure shape is not the answer----let’s examine easy ways to achieve the BEST OF YOU look.

Questions?  Email Nancy @ or ask Lori ( who attended class in St Louis.