Inspiration—where does it come from?   It is a deeply personal thing and each of us sees it in different venues at different times.   You never know where your next inspiration is lurking.

Through a trunk show of her one-of-a-kind creations, Leilani Bennett will share her inspiration for each piece and the creative path taken from inspiration to the garment on a hanger.  This is a trunk show that should not be missed.  You will hear some of Leilani’s secrets and the little things that inspired her.

Meeting and Lecture: 10:00 AM 

Campbell Community Center, 1 W Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008

Roosevelt Room – Q-80

Free for members; $5 guests at door img_0754


Workshop:   Master Sleeve Class

A poorly fitted sleeve can transform a beautiful garment into a loving-hands-at-home piece.  While loving hands at home is perfect for baked goods lovingly presented, it is anathema to a maker of fine garments.

In this class you will learn the secrets of sleeve ease—where and how much ease is just right; sleeve to armscye ratios; to press or not to press; pinning versus basting; the why and how of sleeve heads; where to place shoulder pads (and why they are so important even in this era of the natural shoulder line); and the sleeve tricks Leilani has learned—many of them learned the hard way.

This will be a combination of a demonstration workshop and a sample sewing workshop.

Multipurpose Room – M-50

1:30 to 5:00pm, 3 ½ hour class

Maximum number of students:  20

$55 members, $70 guests  Bennett 2017 supply list

Kit Fee:  $10.00img_0704 img_0747 img_0733 img_0715