This year, I signed up for 3 classes (1-needle = 1 hour) or seminars. I tried to get into Monica's camisole class, but it was booked up solid for both days it was offered. I ended up taking 2 classes from Lorraine Henry (why did I wait this long to study with her?!?) and one class from Pati Palmer.
I also took a class from Pati Palmer, another amazingly talented, patient and knowledgable teacher, on using one pattern for both knits and wovens. It was quite interesting and chock full of useful details that I'm still processing and absorbing. I enjoyed Pati's class immensely.
Monica also had time to look at some photos I had posted to one of the Bra Making forums asking for help on fitting her pattern, Bravo Bella 2. I made sure to go back during a time when it was a little slower. She was infinitely helpful on many accounts. She drew photos, swapped bras, discussed how fit worked and didn't work and helped me find ways to alter that would keep things as simple as possible without having to re-draft every piece. I'm very grateful! I even spent time over the weekend pondering her insights, drawings and cut out a new BB2 making it #3.
I'm grateful for all the help, knowledge, beautiful fabrics, and inspiration. Thanks to each and every person for making the 2016 show such a delight. May fortune favor you.