There also seemed to be very little self-sewn clothing worn by the attending crowd (I've noticed that most quilters don't sew clothing). I got some very strange looks at my Vogue 1234 dress:
It was really fun doing this with my Mom, who is visiting from Missouri---she is still sewing at 91, when she's not busy with her other artistic interests. I read that "ultra-suede" and other leather-like fabrics are big this year so told her wear her ultra-suede dress that she made over 30 years ago. When ultra-suede first came out Vogue had several patterns just for it and this is one of the classics:
I would go again to the Sewing Expo just for the free stage shows that occur every hour. There was a great one with professional models which included clothing by all the independent designers. I especially loved the "coat in a bag" by Judy Kessinger of www.fitnicesystem.com She had free instructions on her website on how to make this jacket that folds into a bag.