Connie Palmer — Machine Techniques (Baby Lock Machine Provided)
Join Baby Lock and Connie Palmer for four days of heirloom sewing and embroidery! What began as a simple interest in sewing 25 years ago has blossomed into an exciting adventure that Connie loves to share with her students. Her gift for elegant design and exquisite craftsmanship has made her a highly sought-after teacher in the US, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. She has traveled and taught for the Martha Pullen travel events and returns year after year as one of the favorite teachers at the School of Art Fashion in Huntsville. Her showcase of skills can often be seen on PBS television in Martha’s Sewing Room, America Sews with Sue Hausmann and Quilting with Shar. She is a regular contributor to Sew Beautiful magazine. She has the privilege of having garment designs on the covers of five Martha Pullen books: Lovely Lingerie; Elegant Sewing for Baby; Contemporary Heirlooms for the Older Girl; Six Easy Patterns and Fabulous Fashions.
Note: Any machine embroidery designs are for in-class use only.
Advanced Heirloom Christening Gown & Slip
Connie Palmer — 4 Days (Baby Lock Machine Provided)
Time after time we challenge Connie Palmer to create a christening gown better than the one before, and each time she takes on the challenge and presents us with a work of art! Connie has created a special christening ensemble for the February 2013 School of Art Fashion. The 4-day school curriculum will include a beautiful christening gown and slip. If you are interested in a beautiful six piece christening ensemble be sure to register for her pre-day classes as well. All of Connie’s projects will be coordinating pieces to a precious collection.
The beautiful christening gown will be made of pristine white Swiss Batiste. The tiny bias band that finishes the neck edge is embellished with gathered lace edging. The sweetly curved yoke is embellished with multiple rows of spaghetti bias and baby rickrack. The dress features a front panel that includes rows of vertical insertion and curved sets of spaghetti bias and baby rickrack. The skirt bottom includes a fabric ruffle attached to the skirt with a row of spaghetti bias and baby rickrack and is finished with a sweet French lace edging. Connie will demonstrate perfect placement when adding beautiful machine embroidery motifs to the yoke and on the front panel. Connie will be ready with instructions for those students that desire a less frilly creation for a special baby boy or you may choose to make your project into a girls dress in sizes 2 through 6.