Pfaff Beginning Heirloom School with Patty Smith

Patty Smith – Beginning Heirloom Techniques – 4 Days (Pfaff Machine Provided)

Now in its thirty-second year, the Beginning Heirloom School continues to be our most popular school and is the original base from which the School of Art Fashion evolved. You won’t believe the skills you will acquire in just four days – and you won’t be a beginner when you complete it! Patty Smith, one of the world’s leading heirloom sewing teachers, has many years of experience in teaching sewing and heirloom techniques, including smocking and French sewing by machine. She has been a regular contributor to Sew Beautiful magazine, and has taught in her local area and other parts of the country. Wonderful Pfaff machines will be provided for this classroom.
Prerequisite: The Kathy McMakin Beginning French Machine Sewing class is a required pre-day class if you sign up for this school.

Heirloom Party Dress
Patty Smith – 3 Days (Pfaff Machine Provided)

Featured countless times in Sew Beautiful magazine, the Heirloom Party Dress is a frothy creation of white Swiss batiste, entredeux, French insertion, beading, edging and Swiss embroidered handlooms. You will learn beginning French sewing techniques while working on the sleeves, yokes, and skirt of this lovely dress. Techniques include lace-to-lace, lace-to-fabric, entredeux attachment, neck edge finishing techniques and a fancy French sleeve. Along with basic construction techniques needed to complete this lovely creation, you will learn how to make a placket, insert perfect sleeves, how to attach the gathered skirt to the yoke and how to make a fancy band. Students may choose to make a christening gown or child’s dress, sizes infant/3 months through child’s 10 pattern included with the project kit.

Heirloom Party Slip
Patty Smith – 1 Day (Pfaff Machine Provided)

The perfect complement to the “Heirloom Party Dress” is a matching slip. Using a basic yoke pattern in sizes 3 months – child’s size 10, students will make a matching slip from white batiste fabric using the Pfaff machines provided for class. The slip will include basic sewing techniques and feature a back-buttoned yoke and lace-edged hem.