July 6 – 8, 2017

Please note:  The registration deadline was originally May 1, but has been extended to May 15.


Prairie Belle Smockers

A local chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild of America (SAGA)
Presents a

 Gail Doane Workshop 

When: Thursday, Friday & Saturday – July 6 – 8, 2017
Classes run from 9 AM to 4 PM.
Catered lunches from noon to 1 PM.

Where: Lincoln Community Foundation Building, 215 Centennial Mall South, 5th Floor Community Room, Lincoln, NE 68508

For Whom: SAGA members and a limited number of Non-SAGA members

Classes offered:

Fine Finishes Tip and Tricks: 6-hour notebook class. It covers how to make mini piping with many ways to incorporate it into garments. French bias binding, mock Hong Kong Bound Hem finishing, patch pockets with pleated trim, and double scallop edge trim are also featured.

Sweetheart Swing Jacket and Back Button Bishop: 12-hour class
This simple to construct, fully lined, washable swing style jacket is made from white Dakota pique. Twelve large bullion roses springing from heart button ‘pots’ are the focal point of the embroidery on the jacket. Tiny buttons connected with running stitches trim the collar, sleeves, and hemline. The cotton lawn button back bishop style dress features simple geometric smocking and embroidery to match the jacket. The class will cover pleating and blocking a back button bishop, French binding on neckline, sleeves, jacket outer edges, bullion stitch, stem stitch, running stitch, and fine finish construction details. Learn a method of pleating that hides the seams to the back of the smocking and a neck binding method that eliminates the need to tuck the binding in at the back edges. Basic geometric smocking ability is a prerequisite. The pattern in sizes 6 months – 3 years will be available in class. Class kit available in three color options.

Prerequisite: Basic sewing skills, basic geometric smocking ability

Fee: Your fee depends on your choice of classes. A full registration for a SAGA
member is $265, including kit fees and lunches. The nonmember cost is $285.

Registration deadline: extended to May 15, 2017

Contact for any questions:
Jenny Jo Johnson
402-477-7289
j-j-s@juno.com

Lisa DeBuse
402-314-5175
ldebuse@me.com

About Gail Doane:
Gail was born and raised in Canada and now lives just outside Salt Lake City, Utah. Mostly self-taught, she is detail-oriented but prepared to 'break the rules.' A self-described heirloom sewing addict, Gail brings to the classroom 30 years of experience, having dressed seven children, and now an ever-expanding number of grandchildren, in beautiful heirloom clothing. Her work first appeared in Sew Beautiful, Australian Smocking & Embroidery and most recently in Classic Sewing Magazine.

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