This is the first Ode to Joy Border TunicÂ I made working through an on-line class offerredÂ by Maggie Bunch.Â It is a fabulous class for everyone fromÂ beginners to experienced smockers.Â Maggie takes you from border print fabric selection, to pleating, to construction and smocking.Â But she throws in so many little informational gems and tips.Â I learned so much.Â You may provide your own fabric or she offers some darling kits.Â She will even pleat for you if you like.
This class is a bargain at $30.Â Maggie practically holds your hand through the whole process and answers any questions promptly.Â To the best of my knowledge, this is just the second time in the last 12 months that it has been offered on-line. She did teach it at that great sewing event, Sewing at the Beach.
Maggie said on-line. ” This is an online sewing and smocking lesson, held in a private group, here on FB. The fee for the lesson is $30.00. Kits are optional. You can sew from your stash! I post a lesson a day for about 2 weeks. The Group stays open for about 8 weeks after the lesson is complete for you to sew at your own pace. Sizes are 1/2 3/4 5/6 and 7/8“
The first time round, I didn’t print out the instructions and files. Â So when I made my second dress, a lot of mistakes were made.Â Note the sloppy neck binding.
So I am repeating the class and you can be sure that I will keep notes and files.Â Now you, too,Â can take this class!Â The pattern is not available for sale, just as part of the class.
Ode to Joy Smocking Group is taking members. This Group is an online smocking class, lead by me, for the play top using quilting cottons or border prints.
This is a work at your own pace lesson. The lessons will be posted one a day for about two weeks starting June 1. Join now so you have time to get the list and order your supplies.
The fee $30.00 includes membership in the Group and all lessons from fabric choice to smocking to hem.
Please private message me your PayPal information for the lesson. Registration will close May 18.