Ava - Video Lesson

$ 38.40 Regular price $ 48.00

In this video lesson, Susan teaches both views of Ava plus a BONUS smocked view from start to finish.

Ava is a classic dress with a raised bodice and square
neck, with an Angel sleeve or sleeveless option (VIEW A), as well as, a capped short sleeve (VIEW B). The bodices are fully lined, and the skirt is gathered. 

Love to smock? Learn to sew the Smocked Ava with this video lesson! With a few rows of smocking placed just below the bodice, the opportunities to customize are abundant. Additional pattern pieces needed (Ava Smocked Add-On) are included with this video. 

Run Time: 2 hours and 23 minutes
Teacher: Susan Whitman
Difficulty Rating: Moderate (VIEW A & B) Expert (Smocked Add-on)


Children’s Corner Ava (sold separately)
Children’s Corner Smocked Ava Add-on (included with this product)
Sewing Machine
Basic sewing supplies
Notions as seen on back cover


In this lesson you'll learn:

  • How to sew all 3 views from start to finish.
  • To sew a BONUS smocked view.
  • Expertly stitching a square-neck bodice with crisp turns
    at each corner.
  • The differences in the views allowing you to decide which sleeve is right for your garment.
  • Helpful tips for precisely tying the pleater threads and
    stitching the smocked skirt to the bodice.
  • Attaching smocked skirt to bodice with ease.
  • Buttonhole techniques
  • Tips for beautifully finishing each hem.

What is a Video Lesson?

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