Bernina School with Lezette Thomason

Lezette Thomason – Machine Techniques (Bernina Machine Provided)

Lezette Thomason is one of the founders of Children’s Corner Patterns in Nashville, Tennessee. She has taught all over the world and has written several books on the subject of heirloom sewing and construction of classic children’s clothing. She has written many articles for Sew Beautiful magazine, is the featured guest on two recent Martha Pullen Company instructional DVDs and has taught at the Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion for many years. Lezette is one of our much-loved teachers, and you will enjoy her easy style of teaching while you learn about constructing children’s garments. Join Lezette and spend four days using the Bernina to create classic girl’s garments.

Dotted Swiss Blouse & Overlaid Skirt
Lezette Thomason – 2 Days (Bernina Machine Provided)

Let Lezette show you how to take four coordinating fabrics and overlay them to create a gorgeous skirt that your special girl will love! The a-line style skirt will be made from coordinating cotton print fabrics. Lezette will show you how to “top” off this beautifully tailored look with a short over-blouse. The blouse will be made in Martha Pullen’s gorgeous dotted Swiss and will feature little cap sleeves tied with silk satin ribbon bows and a square neckline. The pattern will be available in sizes 3-8 for girls. Refresh your heirloom sewing skills as you spend two days creating this picture perfect pair.

Chic Ruffles
Lezette Thomason – 1 Day (Bernina Machine Provided)

Let Lezette show you how easy it is to take a basic a-line dress pattern and change it up for a totally different look! Have a ton of fun with her as you see how the dress can be divided by curved lines and then accented with ruffles on the dress front. The ruffles will be made from three different coordinating cotton fabrics to add even more interest and fun. Your special little girl will love this dress. The pattern will be available in sizes 3-12 for girls.

Swirls & Twirls
Lezette Thomason – 1 Day (Bernina Machine Provided)

This sweet cotton pique dress will make you think of spring and make her want to swirl & twirl for fun! The yoked style dress features a V neckline and a sweet cotton lawn print ruffle. Using the Children’s Corner Lakelin pattern, Lezette will show you how to add the ruffle for an extra bit of excitement and fun. The pattern for the Swirls & Twirls dress will be available in sizes 3 through 10 for girls.