Sewing School With Gail Doane

April 2-6, 2019

Join us for our Sewing School with Gail Doane. This promises to be five days filled with fellowship and fabulous projects!

We will host Gail in our classroom for 5 days. Gail will teach her Smocked A-Line dress two days of the class, and debut her brand new project corduroy jumper for 3 days.

Corduroy Jumper, Pants, and Liberty Ruffle Trim Blouse - 3 Days

Debuting at Children's Corner, Gail Doane will be teaching this new class for the first time. The focus of this three day class will be precision machine sewing accented with lots of fine finishing details. The classic styled A-line corduroy jumper features a quilted center panel complimented with three fussy cut size 18 covered buttons. Liberty mini piping frames the center panel, neckline, and waistline of the jumper.  Four very deep inverted pleats, two in the front and two in the back, add just the right amount of fullness to the skirt. The jumper buttons all the way down the back and is closed with size 24 corduroy covered buttons. The hand stitched hem is bound in a mock Hong Kong finish using bias cut Liberty of London. The Liberty of London blouse pairs beautifully with either the jumper or the pants. The button down the front blouse features a corduroy piped Peter Pan collar worked in a block method. Learn how to use a 3mm rolled hem foot to stitch TINY 1/8” hemmed edges onto strips of Liberty which will then be gathered up for the double ruffle around the sleeves and the hem of the blouse. The pull-on pants feature Liberty inset side pockets, Liberty bias cut trim on the lower pant legs, and a bias cut Liberty tie at the waist.  Class kits will include pattern sheets for sizes 4, 6, 8, and 10.  

Kit Options 

$135 for sizes 4 or 6
$150 for sizes 8 or 10

Red/’Emilia’s Bloom’

Turquoise/’Favorite Flowers’

Periwinkle/’Poppy and Daisy’

Aqua/’Amelie’

Supply List

  • sewing machine in good working order
  • #70 and #80 sewing machine needles (prefer microtex)
  • foot suitable for making mini piping
  • 3mm rolled hem foot (must have!)
  • open toe foot (optional)
  • edge joining foot (optional)
  • two sheets tissue paper for lengthening patterns
  • scotch tape
  • 18” see through ruler
  • rotary cutter/ruler/cutting mat (optional, but helpful)
  • basic sewing supplies

Smocked A-Line Dress with Crochet Trim - 2 Days

This easy fitting A-line style dress features a center block of simple geometric smocking on the dress front and two smocked sections on the dress backs. Working with #12 perle cotton, a #10 crochet hook, and a strip of entredeux, learn how to combline two simple crochet stitches, single and double crochet, into a charming scalloped edge trim. The tailored short sleeves have a box pleat at the cap . The dress buttons all the way down the back. The pattern sheets in sizes 2, 4, 6, and 8 will be included in the project kits. Basic geometric smocking is a pre-requisite. Corrdinating knitted sweater info available upon request. 

 

Kit Options

Liberty of London Tana Lawn: 

#1 ‘Amelie’ with coral smocking and crochet trim 

#2 ‘Wiltshire’ with navy smocking and crochet trim 

  • Size 2 - $107
  • Size 4 - $117 
  • Size 6 - $127 
  • Size 8 - $137 

100% Cotton Lawn: 

#1 Brown floral with blue smocking and crochet trim 


#2 Multi floral with lime smocking and crochet trim 

 #3 Pink floral with blue smocking and crochet trim 

#4 Lavender paisley with lavender smocking and crochet trim 

#5 Red paisley with red smocking and crochet trim 

  • Size 2 - $74 
  • Size 4 - $77 
  • Size 6 - $80 
  • Size 8 - $83 

Polished 100% Cotton: 

#1 Red floral with peach smocking and crochet trim 

  • Size 2 - $74
  • Size 4 - $77 
  • Size 6 - $80 
  • Size 8 - $83 

Supply List

  • sewing machine in good working order
  • #70 sewing machine needle (prefer microtex)
  • foot suitable for making mini piping
  • open toe foot (optional, but helpful)
  • press cloth
  • blocking surface
  • pleater/dowel/pleater thread
  • two sheets tissue paper (for lengthening patterns)
  • paper scissors and tape
  • rotary cutter/ruler/cutting mat (optional, but helpful)
  • magnification (if necessary for crochet with a #10 hook)
  • basic sewing supplies

 

Registration

To register for Sewing School, please call us at 615-292-1746 to reserve your spot. Feel free to call or email us at info@childrenscornerstore.com with any questions you may have about Sewing School.

 

Five-day school is $525 with an additional kit fee for each class to be paid directly to Gail. She will mail the kits to you ahead of class. A non-refundable deposit of $200 is due at registration. The balance of $325 is due on February 13, 2019.

Upcoming Classes

  • Beginning Smocking
    Beginning Smocking
  • Basic Construction
    Basic Construction Basic Construction
  • Bishop Construction
    Bishop Construction Bishop Construction
  • Heirloom Dress
    Heirloom Dress Heirloom Dress
  • Smocked Christmas Dress
    Smocked Christmas Dress Smocked Christmas Dress
  • Smocked Peasant Blouse
    Smocked Peasant Blouse Smocked Peasant Blouse