Viking School with Lindsay Wilkes the Cottage Mama

Lindsay Wilkes – Machine Techniques (Viking Machine Provided)

Come sew with Lindsay Wilkes, the owner and designer of The Cottage Mama! Lindsay is known for her love and use of contemporary printed designer cotton fabric, her love of unique trims and timeless details. Join this Viking School and create a mix and match boutique summer wardrobe for you little lady including a dress, a double-layer twirl skirt, Capri pants and two embellished t-shirts. Learn how to make adaptations to several patterns including the Summer Separates Pattern from the Sew Beautiful Collection, the Sassy Skirt Pattern by The Children’s Corner and the Charlotte Apron Dress by The Cottage Mama. Four appliqué designs will be given, including a teapot, strawberry, bird and owl. Explore and learn Lindsay’s garment construction techniques, special sewing and machine embroidery techniques, proper fabric selection, layering trims and tips for successful machine appliqué.

Charlotte Apron Dress
Lindsay Wilkes – 2 Days (Viking Machine Provided)

Create Lindsay’s brand new variation of the Charlotte Apron Dress by The Cottage Mama. During this two day class, students will complete this darling multi-print dress, but will change up the pattern a bit by making the apron as a separate accessory. The dress can be worn with or without the apron. The apron can be worn alone for dress-up or kitchen play. A classic style that has regained recent popularity, this dress is sure to be a favorite of both you and your special little one. The pattern includes size 6months through size 8 for girls. The dress will be made from a variety of printed fabrics and rickrack trims.

Appliquéd Double Layer Skirt
Lindsay Wilkes – 1/2 Day (Viking Machine Provided)

Pattern Size Choice – 3-5 or 6-10
Little girls love to twirl! To make your little one happy, join Lindsay and make a double layer twirl skirt using the Sassy Skirt Pattern by the Children’s Corner. See how easy it is to dress this skirt up a bit by adding layered trims to the bottom of the skirt as well as your choice of appliqué. The skirt pattern is available in sizes 3 through 10 for girls.

Embellished Shirt
Lindsay Wilkes – 1/2 Day (Viking Machine Provided)

Have you ever wanted to make boutique style t-shirts but not quite sure where to start? Learn Lindsay’s tips and techniques for embellishing tees as you add a ruffled bib front to one and an appliqué to another t-shirt. Learn how to get that boutique trendy look with ruffles, buttons, appliqué and more. Your finished project can be paired with the Double Layer Skirt and Capri pants for a complete set. Join Lindsay and learn how to mix and match trims to create a one-of-a-kind look!


Capri Pants
Lindsay Wilkes – 1 Day (Viking Machine Provided)

The Summer Separates Pattern from the Sew Beautiful Collection is one of our favorites and is sure to be yours as well. Learn how to use this versatile pattern to create several different styles of Capri pants including knickers and ruffled Capris with a few minor pattern adjustments. Learn Lindsay’s trick for adding unique pockets for interest. The Summer Separates pattern is available in size 3-10 for girls.