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The Association of Sewing and Design Professionals offers:

  • -  Referrals to sewing professionals in all areas of expertise
  • -  Networking opportunities for sewing and design professionals

  • Certification Programs for sewing, design, and alterations.

  • -  ASDP Standards of Quality written by members and used by sewing professionals to elevate their work to the highest standards.

 NEW! Ruth Ciemnoczolowski Wins 1st Place
in 2014 Passion for Fashion Competition

Congrats to Ruth Ciemnoczolowski (pictured below with model) from Omaha, NE who won 1st place in the 2014 Passion For Fashion competition featuring the theme - Alternative Wedding Gowns. Ruth's alternative wedding gown is based on the wedding theme Masquerade. To learn more about the design competition Ruth entered, visit American Sewing Expo's website.

Ruth Ciemnoczolowski

NEW! Post-Conference Updates

Threads Challenge Winners:

Congratulations to Patricia Robinson, Lena Stepanenko, Barbie McCormick and Juliette Kimes. Photos of the winning garments will be published in Threads magazine next spring.


Lifetime Achievement Award:

Congrats to Judy Neukam who was awarded this year's Lifetime Achievement Award. See her full bio here.


Linda Stewart


Congratulations to Linda Stewart!

Linda is our first Dual Graduate from both the Master Sewing and Design Professionals (MSDP) Certification Program as well as the Master Alteration Specialist (MAS) Certification Program.
She is also the first to receive the MAS Designation. Linda was Grandfathered into the MAS Certification Program due to her outstanding body of work in the area of Alterations. 





Ongoing blog posts by member Rhonda Buss, chronicling her process as she goes through the program. Read her latest post on pattern drafting at Rhonda's Creative Life.

Featured Product: Tambour Beading DVD

ASDP is proud to feature this learning opportunity. This two hour DVD features the instruction of master beader, Professor Robert Haven of the University of Kentucky, Theatre Department. Robert has studied the art of Tambour Beading in Europe at the house of Lesage and teaches workshops on the technique around the world. The DVD has 9 chapters, each accessible independently from the opening menu so that you can return to sections to review skills and tips as needed. Click here to order View more ASDP products


Featured Member: Lillian Kincey

Lillian KinceyThis month we would like to introduce you to Lillian Kincey from Winterville, Georgia.  She has been a member since 2001. After years of training in tailoring, pattern making, formal and bridal wear techniques and general sewing she turned her skills to heirloom sewing making christening gowns or layette that are one of a kind treasures. She was quoted in Athens magazine “The second her last embroidery stitch is finished generations of memories begin.” 

Lilian started to sew at the young age of 8 and was taught by her Mother who always made sure that whatever Lillian made it was done to the best of her ability. And always told her “If you’re not going to do it right, don’t tell anyone I taught you to sew.

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