Sewing is Worth the Prep Work

Hi A-Team:

In the Portfolio course: We started sewing our control sheets, and learned about basting stitches vs default stitches. And we learned about the famous 2 by 2 stitch which is used to sew knits when you do not own or want to use a serger. Last Thursday, we learned about seam finishes and we sewed our half size bodice. Next week, we will be learning all about different kinds of seams. We will also learn how to sew darts.

In the Patternmaker course: we printed our sloper patterns. Now we are ready to cut and sew the patterns up to check the fit of our measurements. We have a top and a bottom. Some of you decided on doing a skirt. Others decided on pants. No need to add any zippers or buttons. This muslin toile is just to check the fit. If the fit is correct, then whatever we design in Patternmaker will fit like a dream. Next Thursday, we will be back in the computer room. We will be learning how to use Patternmaker’s tools. I must give a shout out to Anet!! She earned 5 points extra credit for measuring another student PERFECTLY in one shot. The sloper pattern turned out perfect. This is proof that it CAN be done!!!!

I have a student who needs some sewing help. Read below……..

—–Original Message—–
From: Ann []
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2013 9:16 AM
Cc: Ann
Subject: Halloween Costumes

Hi Joanie

Thank you for calling me back this morning. I was wondering if someone can make 2 of these Halloween costumes for me. I am willing to pay depending on the price. Please let me know if anyone can help.


Here is a job offer if you are looking: 

Memory Lane Quilt Shop

Now Accepting Applications 

We have an immediate opening for two positions

Office Assistant
Customer Service Representative.

The Office Assistant is responsible for scheduling classes/events, writing the monthly class calendar, preparing employee schedules, ordering and receiving merchandise, preparing flyers, maintaining files and assisting me with tasks as needed.  Applicants should be a team player, a self motivator, and have a background in office work.  Experience in retail, customer service and quilting skills is a plus.

The Customer Service Representative is responsible or working with customers on a daily basis, which includes front counter sales.  It is the responsibility of this representative to greet and assist all customers, assist with product purchasing, keep the store clean, prepare products for sale and stock product.   In addition, the Customer Service Representative will create displays and hang quilts as needed.  Applicants should be a team player, a self-motivator, have a background in customer service and must possess quilting knowledge.

Apply in Person ONLY:
Memory Lane Quilt Shop
1626 N. Magnolia Avenue
El Cajon CA  92020

(619) 562-2288

If you are planning to come to the Legalities Workshop this coming Friday, 9-27-13, I need to know.  I am RSVP’ing for us, as a group.  Let me know in class.

Here is a great link:  This is for a Current Cat Channel Newsletter.  I liked some of the articles in this one.

Here is something to think about:  The following are the Life’s 7 Steps to a Healthier Heart:

1. Quit Smoking

2. Manage eight

3. Get Active

4. Manage Blood Sugar

5. Eat Healthy Foods

6. Control Cholesterol

7. Manage Blood Pressure

See you all next week !!!!!!!!!

Make Money with your Skills ! ©

Be Safe,

Joan McKenna

Associate Professor

San Diego Continuing Education

Hospitality & Consumer Science

Fashion Department

Office:  619-588-2244