Fredericksburg, VA

Thoroughly Modern Marjorie
Teacher: Connie Palmer
 
Monday, October 02, 2017
4:00 PM-7:30 PM
 
Code(s): Hands on Workshop
 
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
 
Pre-Registration Closed
 
Pricing Information
 
Price: $299.00
Materials Fee: $75.00
Monday 4:00pm – Wednesday 4:45pm   It’s amazing! A little girl’s dress and leggings -- totally on-trend, extra-fun to wear and a really great way to discover how to make use of sewing machine accessory feet and a serger, too, so all your special touches are easy to make. You’ll get hands on practice with all the easiest ways to create Connie’s wonderful details, which turn ordinary into extraordinary, and see just how to add them to other patterns. Even the simplest designs can, with the addition of these touches, make every one of your little girl’s dresses extra-special.

Connie started her dress using a pattern she designed herself (Marjorie, by That’s Sew Connie) and then, well…. she did fanciful things to it, turning an already cute dress into an outstanding, special little girl’s fantasy. If you enjoy working with fine quilting cottons and the fun of combining variety of prints in an artful way, this is a chance to do so, and learn new techniques at the same time.

Working with vibrant, whimsical prints from FreeSpirit, Connie turned one small lower hemline ruffle into tiered, multi-layered “fluff” at the lower back, each tier carrying contrast ric-rac. The front bodice features a double ruched overlay, created using two different fabrics and … two different sizes of ric rac. One of those prints is also found at the waistline, armhole and neck edges in perfect piping, emphasizing the lines of the dress and creating a high-end finish and look.

Finish your little girl’s outfit with leggings (with ankle ruffles, of course), for a complete outfit – easy to wear, easy to play in, and really, really fun to make. You’ll enjoy the serger experience, the chance to push your own sewing skills with specialty machine feet and more, when you join Connie to make this outfit.


Oh, by the way, did we mention her classes are always having the most fun?

Includes Marjorie pattern (girls size 2 – 6), all notions, trims, zipper and thread; fabric for dress (3 yards) and leggings (1 yard) in any size, plus Connie’s personal attention every step of the way.

 

Itinerary:

 

Monday: Welcome 4-4:30pm; Class is in session 4:30-7:30pm

Tuesday: Classroom opens at 8:30am. Class is in session 9am-5pm; Optional Open Sew 6-8pm

Wednesday: Classroom opens at 8:30am. Class is in session 9am-4pm; "Graduation" 4:15-4:45pm

(Note: Only Monday time is listed on ticket, but your registration is valid for the entire event.)


As a part of your Boutique experience, you’ll also enjoy:

  • Welcome Reception
  • Early morning beverage service
  • Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, with short program each day
  • Late afternoon snack on Tuesday
  • "Graduation" and light refreshments on Wednesday 
  • VIP General Admission 3-Day Pass to Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
  • Treats, surprises and things you’ll really use
  • and more sewing fun than you can imagine!

In the Pfaff Studio sponsored by Sun Sew Vac
  • Student Maximum: 20
  • Category(ies): Accessories, Gift Items, Fashion Sewing, Experience the Serger, Sewing Fundamentals
  • Experience Level:

    Beginner

  • Supply List:

    Dressmaker scissors, small scissors, thread snips, glass head pins, Sewline glue pen, fabric marking pen, tape measure or small ruler, favorite sewing utensils

     

    Itinerary:

     

    Monday: Welcome 4-4:30pm; Class is in session 4:30-7:30pm

    Tuesday: Classroom opens at 8:30am. Class is in session 9am-5pm; Optional Open Sew 6-8pm

    Wednesday: Classroom opens at 8:30am. Class is in session 9am-4pm; "Graduation" 4:15-4:45pm

    (Note: Only Monday time is listed on ticket, but your registration is valid for the entire event.)

           
Thank you to these fine companies who provide continued support.