Vintage Dress Lab – Vote on Which Dresses you want to see as part of the class

We are trying to nail down our summer class schedule and we need YOUR help on deciding which projects to make part of the class.
We’re very excited to hold our first “Vintage Dress Lab” sewing class this July! The problem is there are too many great vintage dress designs we’d love to be a part of the class. 
Can you help us and vote on your favorite dress designs out of the following 10 choices! We’re looking to find out your top 4 choices. 
Please Use the comment section to voice your opinion. Tell us the names of your 4 favorite vintage dress designs.
Okay here goes. 
And the nominees are:

1. “Twiggy” – Sixties Inspired, Multi-Paneled Dress

Could be made with long, short or no sleeves. Cute little collar is an option as well.

2. “Dynasty” – Late 1960’s/ Early 1970’s Maxi

Could be made with funky collar or not.

3. “Flower Child” – Late 1960’s/ Early 1970’s inspired faux wrap with Empire Waist

Long or short, long sleeve, short sleeve or no sleeve always an option.

4. “Diamonds are a girls best friend” – 50’s/60’s shift with funky diamond detail.

Long or short, long sleeve, short sleeve or no sleeves.

5. “Go-go Scort”


Fabulous neck detail, the longer version is straight-up dress, the short version, you can add some shorts into the pattern.

6. “Radio Hour” – 40’s/50’s Dress

Cinched waist with divine neck collar detail.

7. “Ladies who Lunch” – Full skirted with the fabulous neck & chest tie detail


8. “C’est La Vie” – Simple 60’s Shift with Peter Pan Collar.
















9. “Mrs. Cleaver” – V-neck, Belted Waist















10. “Waist not, Want Not” – Strapless & Belted hi-waist dress


Option for sleeveless or tie straps

Wear your Sewing Projects to the Art & Music Fest on Sunday

Come out for the Hoboken Art & Music Festival on Sunday May 2nd dressed in your favorite duds YOU MADE YOURSELF!

Come visit our booth (in front of Cold Stone Creamery on Washington Street) wearing something you made at an M Avery Designs Sewing Class and get coupons for sewing class discounts.

For each article of clothing and/or accessory you wear (up to 3) to our booth on Sunday you will receive a coupon that can be used towards any of the classes we teach at the studio

These coupons will be able to be used in one of three ways:

-Take $5 off ANY 2 Hour Workshop (Priced $25-$45)

-Take $20 off ANY Four Week Class (Priced at $149)

-Take $45 off ANY Fashion Lab Beginner Sewing Boot Camp (Priced at $299)

(Please note, more than one coupon cannot be used together on any class!)

Wear your Sewing Projects to the Art & Music Fest on Sunday

Come out for the Hoboken Art & Music Festival on Sunday May 2nd dressed in your favorite duds YOU MADE YOURSELF!

Come visit our booth (in front of Cold Stone Creamery on Washington Street) wearing something you made at an M Avery Designs Sewing Class and get coupons for sewing class discounts.

For each article of clothing and/or accessory you wear (up to 3) to our booth on Sunday you will receive a coupon that can be used towards any of the classes we teach at the studio

These coupons will be able to be used in one of three ways:

-Take $5 off ANY 2 Hour Workshop (Priced $25-$45)

-Take $20 off ANY Four Week Class (Priced at $149)

-Take $45 off ANY Fashion Lab Beginner Sewing Boot Camp (Priced at $299)

(Please note, more than one coupon cannot be used together on any class!)

Sweet Tees & Crumpets

Time to have a Girls Night Out “Tee” Party !


Get your ladies together for a night of T-shirt Deconstruction.


In this private party each guest starts with a plain used t-shirt and turns it into any of our fabulous deconstructed styles.


Our instructors will teach your group the basic design & sewing skills needed to play fashion designer for the day!

Get a group of six or more ladies together and everyone will design and stitch their very own custom deconstructed t-shirt and leave with it after the party. Don’t worry, there is absolutely no sewing experience required!
You do the leg work, our staff will do the finishing touches to make sure your finished product is sturdy and professional looking when you take it home after this two-hour private party.


Check out a few of the photos, taken by photographer Adam Gallagher, of our first “Tee” Party. 

Or head to the website to find out all the details. 

































Sweet Tees & Crumpets

Time to have a Girls Night Out “Tee” Party !


Get your ladies together for a night of T-shirt Deconstruction.


In this private party each guest starts with a plain used t-shirt and turns it into any of our fabulous deconstructed styles.


Our instructors will teach your group the basic design & sewing skills needed to play fashion designer for the day!

Get a group of six or more ladies together and everyone will design and stitch their very own custom deconstructed t-shirt and leave with it after the party. Don’t worry, there is absolutely no sewing experience required!
You do the leg work, our staff will do the finishing touches to make sure your finished product is sturdy and professional looking when you take it home after this two-hour private party.


Check out a few of the photos, taken by photographer Adam Gallagher, of our first “Tee” Party. 

Or head to the website to find out all the details. 

































Smells a lot like “Project Runway” to me…


…but who really cares?

I know I will still be watching. I think that Mizrahi has the potential to be just as much of a “charactar” as Tim Gund and Kelly Rowland has GOT to be better than Heidi Klum…

Premiers on May 7th, and I cannot wait!

Are you with me?

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From the Bravotv.com Website:
The Fashion Show premieres on Bravo on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Fifteen professional designers will compete in this fashion creative competition series for a chance to have their designs sold in the retail market and win a $125,000 prize.
Internationally acclaimed designer Isaac Mizrahi shares hosting duties with four-time Grammy Award-winning performer and actress Kelly Rowland. Mizrahi and Rowland will also serve as judges alongside fashion luminary and Senior Vice President of IMG Fashion, Fern Mallis.
Each week the designers will be put to the test and will have to face off in two challenges – the Harper’s Bazaar Mini Challenge, judged by the magazine’s Special Projects Director Laura Brown, and the elimination challenge. In the end, America will choose which contestant will have a clothing line available for retail and win the $125,000 prize.

Smells a lot like "Project Runway" to me…


…but who really cares?

I know I will still be watching. I think that Mizrahi has the potential to be just as much of a “charactar” as Tim Gund and Kelly Rowland has GOT to be better than Heidi Klum…

Premiers on May 7th, and I cannot wait!

Are you with me?

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

From the Bravotv.com Website:
The Fashion Show premieres on Bravo on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Fifteen professional designers will compete in this fashion creative competition series for a chance to have their designs sold in the retail market and win a $125,000 prize.
Internationally acclaimed designer Isaac Mizrahi shares hosting duties with four-time Grammy Award-winning performer and actress Kelly Rowland. Mizrahi and Rowland will also serve as judges alongside fashion luminary and Senior Vice President of IMG Fashion, Fern Mallis.
Each week the designers will be put to the test and will have to face off in two challenges – the Harper’s Bazaar Mini Challenge, judged by the magazine’s Special Projects Director Laura Brown, and the elimination challenge. In the end, America will choose which contestant will have a clothing line available for retail and win the $125,000 prize.

Project Runway – This SUMMER – On Lifetime


Well Hallelujah! They have come to some sort of agreement in court and the *already taped* 6th season of Project Runway will air. (Sigh of relief)

It’s coming on this summer and it will be aired on Lifetime.

I suppose this is a little annoying because who likes to watch TV in the summer. But thanks to Adam, we have a DVR now and that is going to come in really handy!

Here is the article from the AP.