Monday, February 8, 2010

Martha Pullen School Feb 2010

I am finally back after spending a week teaching at Martha Pullen School of Art and Fashion in Huntsville, Alabama. It is always exhausting, but totally worth it! The Smocking and Construction classes that I taught were filled to capacity with enthusiastic students ready to learn a new skill or brush up on an old one.

Here are a few pictures from the fashion show on Friday night. It is always fun to not only see my garments modeled, but also the lovely creations by the other teachers and students.

The red polka dot dress was made using pattern #131, by my friend Suzanne, owner of "Olivia Ann Designs." The collar is her original design.

The blue and orange floral dress was also made from #131. The sweet little girl modeling both dresses did such a good job. Isn't she cute!

This sleeveless version, features a white pique' bodice, orange gingham piping around the armholes, collars, and the bottom of the bodice.

The flowers are made from Bullion Loops, with French Knot center. The flower stems are a Running Stitch, with Bullion Stitches for the leaves, and Straight Stitches for the grass. All of the embroidery stitches can be found in the "Heirloom Embroidery Book."


Kathleen said...

Hi, Michie,
I'll bet you're exhausted! I had a wonderful time in class with you and appreciate all the great things I learned from you! Thanks a million! Get some rest! 'Til next time!


lizzie said...

Hi Miche' You could of told the rest of the story about the girl that didn't know what "hills and valleys" were or the fact that I didn't get the whole smocking thing and that it was truly humbling to me...and that I finally did get it..LOVED YOUR CLASS AND CAME HOME LOOKING FOR A PLEATER!!!THANKS FOR THE PLEASURE OF TAKING YOUR CLASS YOU ARE A WONDERFUL LADY..THANKS lISA


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