Saturday, March 12, 2011

Atlanta Expo Report

Sample garments - (L) Relax a Little top (R) new Discover Something Novel vest over 2x4 top 
We drove the 3 hours to the Gwinnett Center - Duluth GA exit on Wednesday afternoon in the fog and rain.   I could see the French Broad River way over its banks from I26.   Lots of rain and then clouds, high winds and cold temps in Atlanta.   It was in the 40's and the wind made it a lot colder.   Thursday was chilly, cloudy and very windy - no fun and the need to layer, layer, layer.   I took lots of layering pieces just like I wear in the Asheville NC area.    My husband and I spent about two hours on the expo floor both Thursday and Friday.   Although the sun came out on Friday, it was still windy and chilly.   I usually like to do some snoop shopping as well at Discover Mills so I spent an hour at Neiman Marcus Last Call on Thursday evening.   Nothing really interesting there to report on this trip.   We returned home from the expo yesterday,  leaving at 3 pm prior to the Atlanta Friday outbound traffic.

We got to the expo around noon each day, trying to avoid long lines.   I walked around a bit and spent most of my time at or near Louise's booth to meet friends, check out and photograph the great sample garments with many variations of her patterns, and fabrics, or sat down in the back of the fashion show/presentation area.   Always the restless one,  DH did his tour of the expo and brought me back reports of what he thought was interesting.

Louise knows what fashion sewers want and had a great selection of fabrics as promised.  She always brings many pieces that appeal to my fashion sense.    I selected a couple of truly exquisite coordinates from Caroline Rose in a large abstract animal print in linen and matching sheer viscose to the left of the black eyelet in photo.    The butter color in the fabric matches my new Discover Something Novel pants too!
Here's the link to the Flickr Set of photos taken at Louise Cutting's booth at the 2011 Atlanta Expo showing all the exquisite fabrics, sample garments and people.     Here are some highlights -
Cream Pure and Simple coat with no collar. Pattern pieces were taped together to cut in one single piece - no pockets
Louise with 3 variations of the Anything But Ordinary Jacket
I enjoyed getting out and greeting the friends I've met over the years at the Expos, mostly at Louise's booth.    Thanks to all you classy ladies who took the time to talk to me.


  1. Thanks so much for the report and all the wonderful photos!

  2. Thanks, Terri for you photos and comments of the Expo. I am happy that you were able to go.

  3. WoW! Thank you for taking the time to post these pictures.

  4. Teri, Thanks for the update on the Expo and the photos.

    Glad you were able to go.

    Linda E.

  5. Terri, Thanks so much for the report and the photos. Louise looks great and the fabrics are TDF, as always. One of my friends went on Sun and bought me a piece to make the DSN vest, I'm so excited!!!!
    So happy you had a good time.
    Lakestitcher in AL

  6. Make that, my friend went on Saturday!!! Duh.
    Still happy you had a good time and cna't wait to see my fabric.

    Lakestitcher in AL

  7. So great to see you at Expo. Thanks for the photos too. Louise is so creative and talented. I hope ASG Atlanta can invite her back to teach in 2012. Hope you will join us if she comes! She promised to bring some of her gorgeous fabrics.
    Take care, Terri.

  8. Thanks for the photos and your report. Glad you were able to go.