Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Return of a Classic

When I ask my adult daughters, ages 32, 30, and 25 if they remember a favorite dress from their younger years they will almost always mention some navy blue pique sailor style dresses that are now coming up on twenty years old. I'm partial to classic styles and I think these dresses still have a timeless look that have weathered the test of time quite nicely. These dresses and the little boy suit were constructed from 100% cotton navy and white pique from Bear Threads. I worried about the color bleeding but as luck would have it they washed beautifully and have since been passed on to another generation of little girls.


I have just finished an updated version of this classic sailor style dress to use as a class project in the future. I plan to teach this project at 'Sewing At the Beach' 2012. You can have a look at their website by going to www.sewingatthebeach.com. I tried to incorporate several of the design features of the three previous dresses into one cohesive design. I added a hat and a splash of color in the hot pink embroidery and the fabric roses. The dress is constructed from Fabric Finders 100% cotton pique and all the trims are from Capital Imports. I hope this dress will hold up to the classic ideal and find a long and happy life with several of my granddaughters.


Teaching Schedule for 2018

January
6-11 Sewing at the Beach
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
contact: www.sewingatthebeach.com

22-26 - Private Class

March
19-23 Teaching Studio
St. Louis, Missouri
contact: v-keller@sbcglobal.net
(or text 314 974 7561)

April
7-8 Bewitching Stitchers
Boston, Mass
contact: peg_round@yaoo.com

10-14 Children's Corner
Nashville, Tennessee
Contact; www.children'scornerstore.com

20-22 Bewitching Stitchers

May
30-June 2 Private Class

June
4-9 Private class

July
23-27 Private Class

September
17-23 SAGA National Convntion
Winston/Salem North Carolina
contact: www.smocking.org

October
4-10 Beating Around the Bush
Adelaide, Australia

22-26
Teaching Studio
St. Louis, Missouri
contact: v-keller@sbcglobal.net
(or text 314 974 7561)


I have several open dates in 2018 for private or public groups.
For teaching information, a current class list, and available dates, contact gaildoane@hotmail.com