Sewing School With Gail Doane

April 2-4, 2020 (FULL)
April 6-8, 2020 (FULL)

Join us for one of our two sessions of Sewing School with Gail Doane. This promises to be three days filled with fellowship and fabulous projects! We will host Gail as she teaches her brand new project, Stripe Swiss Voile Counterchange Dress. Join us in our classroom for two sessions of the same 3-day project. 

Stripe Swiss Voile Counterchange Dress

Debuting at Children's Corner, this three day class with Gail Doane will be a nice blend of hand and machine work.  Working with beautiful stripe Swiss voile, the first day will focus on the preparation and technique of marking and hand stitching the beaded (modified) counterchange design on the dress front and sleeves. The bodice of the dress is cleverly designed to show off the Swiss voile to its best advantage with bias, straight grain, and cross grain cuts.  A unique Swiss beading with double woven ⅛” ribbon frames the center of the bodice front and anchors the banded hem.  Learn valuable couture techniques for preparing and applying the ¼” French bias binding with a prefinished method at the neckline and ‘in the round’ on the sleeve edges. An Imperial batiste slip drafted to perfectly compliment this dress is also included in the class.  Pattern sheets in sizes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 will be included with each class kit. 

Kit Options 

$143 for sizes 2 - 6

  • pink stripe with white laces/white beads/pink ribbon
  • blue stripe voile with white laces/white beads/blue ribbon
  • white stripe voile with white laces/red beads/red ribbon
  • white stripe voile with white laces/pink beads/pink ribbon
  • white stripe voile with white laces/blue beads/blue ribbon
  • white stripe voile with white laces/white beads/white ribbon



    Supply List

    • sewing machine in good working order
    • #70 sewing machine needles
    • foot suitable for making mini piping
    • open toe foot
    • 18” (or longer) clear ruler with 1/8" markings
    • fine tip blue washout marker (prefer Sewling Styla)
    • magnification (if necessary) for smocking
    • scotch tape
    • basic sewing supplies


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

    Three-day school is $345 with an additional kit fee for each class to be paid directly to Gail. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due at registration. The balance of $245 is due on February 14, 2020.

    Where to Stay

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville - Brentwood 
    5107 Peter Taylor Park, Brentwood, Tennessee, 37027

    Best Western on Franklin Pike Circle

    5581 Franklin Pike Cir, Brentwood, TN 37027
    (615) 373-8585

    Holiday Inn Express on Franklin Pike Circle
    5566 Franklin Pike Cir, Brentwood, TN 37027
    (615) 221-5001

    Four Points by Sheraton – Brentwood
    760 Old Hickory Blvd Nashville, TN 37027
    (615) 964-5500

    Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Cool Springs
    9150 Carothers Pkwy Franklin, TN 37067
    (615) 550-9060

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