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Constructing a Ready to Smock Bishop Dress

Constructing a Ready to Smock Bishop Dress

October 18, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

| $45

In this class the student will learn how to construct a ready-to-smock bishop dress.  Tiny French seams as well as beautiful bias bands will be mastered in this class. After sewing the fronts, pleat their bishop dress with confidence under the watchful eye of the instructor.  Those without a pleater will have their dresses pleated by the instructor.  Although bias band sleeves will be sewn in class, a quick and easy way to stitch an elasticized puff sleeve will also be discussed for use in future projects.  An easy, self-placket with 2-button closure finishes the back of the dress.  With the bishop dress fully constructed, smocking and keeping stitch tension even is much easier to accomplish.


This is not a smocking class; rather it is a construction class.  Students will smock the dress at home after the construction is completed.



October 18, 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mary Jo’s Cloth Store
401 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC 28054 United States


Kathy Dykstra

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