Sewing School With Trisha Smith

June 13-15, 2019

Join us for our Summer Sewing School with Trisha Smith. Our staff takes pleasure in rolling out the "pink carpet" for these special events and can't wait to see you in Nashville.



Trisha will teach this wonderful dress that is a pretty mix of heirloom techniques and modern styling. The bodice neck and armhole edges are finished with a double fold bias binding. A pinstitch is sewn beside the bias to create a sweet heirloom touch. 

The skirt front fullness is added by using fourteen release tucks and two inverted pleats. The skirt back has “Trisha’s Perfect Puckerless Placket” and is gathered.   The hem is sewn in place when the tiny little ruched fabric ruffle is applied to the lower edge of the dress.  This pattern is sized 3 – 12 and you will receive all sizes in class.  You will learn many details of sewing a well-made garment as you make this dress




This precious top will soon become one of her favorites.  It will be oh so comfortable and a style she will enjoy.  What’s not to love?  It is made from a soft flowing lawn fabric and embellished with beautiful Spanish Cluny lace.  The top has a square yoke. The armholes have sweet double ruffles that are controlled to create a look that is pleasing for an older look.   The lower section of the blouse has soft gathers accented with two rows of narrow insertion.  A soft wide ruffle finishes the curved bottom edge.  This top pattern is sized 4 – 12 and you will receive all sizes in class.   This is sure to become a top you will make over and over again.

What to bring?

We suggest that you bring your basic sewing supplies, the supplies requested for each class in addition to the general supplies provided in this email. If you do not have any of these items or forget anything, we will have them available for purchase at the store.

General Supply List 
Sewing machine with all its feet
White all-purpose thread
Seam Gauge
Fine Tip Washable Blue Marking Pen
Seam ripper
80/12 and 70/10 machine needles
Glass Head Pins
3 pairs of scissors (dressmaker shears, trimming, paper)
Rotary cutter
Scotch Tape
Fabric glue
12" Ruler
6" x 24" ruler
Tape Measure
Tracing paper


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. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due at registration. The balance of $245 is due on May 25, 2018.

Upcoming Classes

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  • Beginning Smocking
    Beginning Smocking
  • Serger Heirloom Class
    Serger Heirloom Class
  • Kids Camp - Level 1
    Kids Camp - Level 1
  • Kids Camp - Level 2
    Kids Camp - Level 2
  • Sit & Sew Membership
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