Thursday, February 13, 2014

REGISTRATION OPEN!! 3rd Annual Mimi G Sewing, Fashion & Style Conference 2014

The 3rd Annual Mimi G Sewing, Fashion & Style 2014 is the must attend event of the year. This will be an AMAZING event filled with seminars, video demos, live demos, special speakers, a private fabric shopping trip. NEW!!!! Mimi G teaches on the business of blogging, starting a creative business, pricing yourself and how to turn your idea into a business. YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS IT!
**There will be giveaways, gift bags, cash prizes and a ton of FUN!!**If you have ever wanted to learn the fundamentals of sewing, intermediate techniques and advance tricks & tips all in a 2 day fun filled weekend event, then it is time to sign up and get ready because these two days will be just what you need and great for ALL SKILL LEVELS. **

Aside from the great lessons, video demos, live demos, special speaker, fabric lessons and shopping trip you will be in a room with women who have the same passion and desire to learn. You will make new friends and gain so much from this  two day event. 

The beauty of LOS ANGELES is the incredible access we will have to the fashion district, a more than 13 block radius of FABRIC including our "host" Michael Levine Inc. where we will spend a glorious time shopping with my guidance and assistance. I will answer all your questions, help you decide on fabric and will give you advice on things to avoid.  To view some pics from last years conference click HERE and HERE

Saturday 7/19 - 8:30am  Sign In, pick up your badge and take a seat!
**Please note that ALL video demos shown during the conference will be made available to all attendees for future access and reference as part of your ticket**

JULY 19TH DAY 1 9:00am - 5:00pm (more detailed timeline will be given closer to the event)

Fundamentals Of Sewing: We will be covering a lot of info in a short period of time. The first portion of the morning will be focused on the fundamentals of both basics and intermediate sewing techniques  There will be several video demos for you guys to reference back to after the conference.

Fundamental: The basics and more.. 
I will be sharing some of my must know techniques in the following areas. Plus why, when and how these techniques are used.
  • Under-stitching, Stay-stitching, Topstitching, Basting stitches
  • Sewing curves, clipping corners, trimming seams  allowances
  • Interfacing types and uses, seam allowances reinforcing seams and shoulders
  • facings vs, binding, creating facings, using binding as a finishing technique.
  • (video demos)
Fundamentals: The most important finishing techniques for intermediates
  • How to set in sleeves, insert flat sleeves, gathering, easing and clipping sleeves.
  • Zippers: Types, how to install, using them as a decorative element including fly fronts for pants
  • Covered buttons, bound buttonholes, regular buttonholes
  • Seam finishes: Hong Kong, Flat Fell, Serged, Rolled etc.
  • (video demos)
Pattern Fitting & Understanding: Including PLUS SIZE fitting adjustments
  • Pattern Understanding, cutting, sizing and more.
  • Common Fitting issues & adjustments
  • PLUS SIZE adjustments to commercial patterns (what to do when they don't have your size)
  • Bodice fitting including full bust adjustments and small bust adjustments
Pattern Making Basics: How to create a basic bodice sloper (video and live demo) 
  • Dress-forms vs. Self Fitting
  • Creating muslins for your designs
  • Draping vs. Flat Pattern Drafting
  • Draping and adjusting a bodice block (live and video demo)
  • Drafting a sleeve (live and video demo)
*Lunch Break*
Pattern Creativeness: How to use one pattern for many styles
  • Franken-patterning: How to combine patterns and make them fit
  • How to use patterns as sloper for ideas you want to bring to life
Fabric: Identifying and choosing it
  • How to identify it
  • How to purchase it online
  • How to learn content
  • What to avoid if new to sewing
  • How to pair it with what is in your head
(you will be able to put this information to the test during our fabric shopping trip on day 2)
Q&A: Open floor to ask your questions, get specific answers to things you have wondered, wanted to ask or need clarification on.
JULY 20th DAY 2 9:00am - 4:00pm 
Fabric Shopping Trip!!!
We will all board a charter bus that will take us to the fashion district where we will shop, shop, shop!

*Lunch Break* Lunch will provided on Sunday for you!

Business of Blogging 101: How to start, grow and expand your blog/brand
  • How to start & what to avoid!
  • Growing your audience
  • Creating interest and return visitors
  • When to expand and monetize
  • How to turn your idea, passion or dream into a profit
  • Learn if your idea is feasible or if you need to adjust your plan (get feedback and useful information)
  • Learning the basics of rankings, labeling your images, getting indexed and more
Starting a Creative Business: How to take your idea to  the bank!
  • The 1,2,3's of setting up a a creative business
  • How to price yourself and ask for what you are worth
  • Working with clients
  • The financial aspect of your business, setting up, paying yourself and more
  • Websites, logos, branding, marketing....why, when and how!
  • Sample business models, why they work and how to learn from them
  • Open floor discussion on idea sharing and creating.
Q&A: Open floor to ask your questions, get specific answers to things you have wondered, wanted to ask or need clarification on.
Hotel Recommendations + Event Location (LAX is the closest airport to the event)
LA Live is the BEST most exciting new area of Los Angeles/ Staples Center and the ESPN Zone are next door to hotel for the men joining their spouses**

JW Marriott @ LA Live (Event Hotel)

900 West Olympic Boulevard · Los Angeles, CA 90015 
Special rate of $239 per night / Call the hotel group reservations to book:  877-622-3056 
(reference Mimi G Sewing Conference) or click HERE

Double Tree Hotel (more reasonable rate)

120 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012 

Good Hotel, Close By & Reasonable (Advance Purchase) $135.00 per night

Radisson Hotel Los Angeles (most reasonable rate)

Near The Airport (15 min drive to Event) room rate is $97 per night

If you are interested in SHARING a room with another guest send me your name and I'll try to match you guys up!

Registration fee's are non-refundable
NOTE: Payment plans will not be available until March for seats that may still be available.

Early Bird $170 2/13-3/1
Regular Rate $189 3/2 - 7/1


  1. Hi mini! Will the payment plan b an option? And do u remember have fast it sold out last year? I may not b able to register until mid march if there is no payment plan option..

    1. Hi! I sold out in 2 weeks last year but I have added more spaces this year. I am doing the payment plan but not until March for the seats that are available.

    2. Felicia, you took the word (question) right out of my mouth! :)

  2. Hi Mimi, do you ever have these conferences in the Boston New York area at all?

  3. I just tried to register and PayPal said that I should contact the event organizer. Any tips on what might be happening? I will keep trying in the mean time. I really don't want to miss out. So excited!

    1. Payments have been coming in steady since I posted so I am not sure why you have a problem. when you click the register now button what happens?

    2. I had to update my credit card information on Pay Pal. Thank you for replying so quickly. All registered. Can't wait.

  4. Yes!!! I just registered!! Thank you so much for giving us the heads up I saved for this and I had $185 but here you are giving us a discount, Thanks!

  5. hey mimi, will you be able to videotape the event for those that cannot attend the 2 day seminar. Oh, and if we cannot attend will we be able to purchase the video from you? :)

  6. Yay!!! The Business of Blogging. It's so wonderful that you would take the time to teach on that.

  7. I'm in and so excited. Can't wait

  8. Im in.. Sounds like a very informative conference!! Last was great and this year will be bettwr!! So excited!

  9. I am super excited. Just registered! The hotel is sold out that weekend though, ugh!!

  10. Wow im so def pushing for a download for those who can't come or a live stream...I needs to hear, see all of this good info

  11. me too! I'm really glad someone already posted asking about a download. I've been FAITHFULLY clicking away since I found your site about a year ago. My sister is getting married during the conference so I can't go, but I'd be VERY interested in seeing the business/blogging session on the second day, it is rare that someone who has had this much success would be willing to share their tricks of the trade. I know that you are busy, but hopefully you'll see these and potentially find a way to make some of that content available for a fee!

  12. Hi, do you have a standby list for those who were unable to register?

  13. I must say when i first saw your website it made me remember back when i was a child and in my hometown they offered more activities for young kids to do, crafts sewing, sculpture and now nothing. But ever since i came across your website i have been hooked. I have learned so much and i am starting with your Sewing 101 class (thank you so much for that) and i read about the conference and was beyond excited to come to LA but life happens and i can not make it. Sorry too much rambling, but I would also like to put in a vote for some of the conference to be posted online, and next time i will have my payment buried in my backyard waiting Lol. Thanks again for restarting a skill inside that i thought i would never be able to do again.

  14. is there any way to still get a space at your event. I know that registration is closed, but will exceptions be made? I would really like to attend this event with my daughter. Also, how do I join your sewing club?


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