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Cynthia's Party Dress

Cynthia's party dress Class Title: Cynthia's Party Dress

Area of Study: Smocking, Embroidery, Fine Machine Sewing
Class Hours: 9
Class Type: Project
Skill Level: All

Any girl will be ready for that special party wearing this pretty little confection! Creating a fancy lace and smocked yoke takes special skills - all easy to learn and master during class time.

You will join pieces of lace using the twisted fagotting insertion stitch - a stitch often found on antique garments. The lace pieces will be added to your dress yoke between pleating sections using fine machine sewing lace-to-fabric joining techniques. Pin stitching will be added for that extra little touch. The pleated sections will be smocked with a dainty design of stem, outline and feather stitches. Construction techniques unique to this dress will be demonstrated during class time. All these techniques join together to create a darling little dress every girl would be glad to add to her wardrobe!

Complete Kit Contents: Fine batise fabric, Pleated fabric, Insertion lace, DMC #80 thread, Cotton thread, DMC #50 machine thread, floche, Mother of pearl buttons, Needles, Class handout

Additional Sewing Supplies: (to use in class and/or to finish project at home)
Lace shaping board, Light, extension cord and magnification, Pen for taking notes,
Sewing machine: zig-zag and/or pinstitch, % class actually used: 66%

Sewing Machine Accessories: Empty bobbin, 1/4" foot, Lace joining foot, #110 Universal machine needle, #60 or #65 machine needle