Meet, Shop + Learn
an amazing day!
What can I say, I was overwhelmed with gratitude and was humbled by the group of ladies and gents who came out to meet me, shop with me and learn with me.
I had ladies who flew in from Florida, Chicago, DC, Texas, Colorado, San Fran & Tennessee! We started at 11am by meeting at the Fashion Business Inc. office of which I am a member, we did intro's some Q&A's and then all the ladies got a free and informative class with a friend and professional pattern-maker Catina Ferraine where they learned how to take proper body measurements and make slight pattern adjustments....priceless information!
Today I will share the pics of the day and in the next day or so Ill post some of the video footage ;-)
Lets Get Started!
This is the amazing group of ladies! I wore my neon jeans so in the event one of my girls got lost they could easily find me, LOL
Everyone getting settled in and getting name tags... Once we were all settled I had everyone stand up and introduce themselves, we laughed a lot! then I spoke a little about my self and went into Q&A where they were able to ask me questions about issues they have or tips they needed etc. It was a great classroom setting and it turned out great!
We then headed off to professional pattern-maker, Catina Ferraine's studio where she gave a class on why patterns often don't work right, what to look for and change, how to measure clothes you already own to get an understanding of your fit and comfort preference and then she demonstrated on one of the girls (Janet) how to properly take measurements and how to fix issues along the way. We then had the girls and gent break into pairs and measure each other so they could leave with a set of accurate measurements.
I had such a diverse group of women it was amazing! I loved being able to see and meet the people who comment and support my blog and how different they all are which made me so happy that my blog caters to so many different groups!
Taking measurements ;-)
Lovely Ladies! Natasha & Tamara
Patricia and Hubby Joe who was just as excited about being there as she was!Catina and I were able to go around to everyone and assist or answer questions as they measured each other.Everyone listened carefully as Catina spoke, trying to soak it in.Thank you Catina! the ladies had a great time learning from you. Then we hit the streets of downtown...Joy had to leave us early but we enjoyed her while we had her ;-)Muriel made the first purchase once we hit the streets!We took over the stores, LOLThe ladies at Michael Levine's who was awesome in giving my group a discount on their purchases!I love all the smiles!We kept Pilar busy ;-)This was my very first event and I am so happy that it was a success! can't wait to do it again. Stay tuned for video footage coming soon.