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SAGA Annual Convention 2016

Smock-Along with Tess Ellenwood

Join us for the Wee Care Smock-Along with Tess Ellenwood

Everyone, please join Tess Ellenwood as she leads you through the smocking, construction and embroidery of this adorable gown! The supply list and the gown pattern will be posted on February 15th. The first lesson will be posted on March 1st. There will be a total of 4 lessons, one posted each week. The lessons will include :

Week 1 - Set-up: pleating, pattern lay-out and thread prep.
Week 2 - Smocking: how to read a plate, the mechanics of stacked cables, changing colors and half spaces.
Week 3 - Non-Smocking Stitches: fly stitch, padded satin and granitos
Week 4 - Construction: snaps, neck bias, placket, french seams, sleeve and bottom hem.

You won't want to miss this fabulous class with Tess! Add to your expertise and techniques while creating something special for a worthy cause! You can join our Facebook group page, share your progress and get your questions answered by Tess here!


Upcoming Meet-Ups!

Meet-Up with your SAGA friends and have a fun day together!

March 13, 2016 - Join Region Rep Lindsay Carroll for lunch and a tour of the Maryland Historical Society's Exhibit "Elizabeth Patternson Bonaparte, a Women of Two Worlds". Barbara Meger, a talented teacher of SAGA classes, will lead the tour.

April 10, 2016 - Join Region Rep Becky Horton and President-Elect Kate Westlake in Chicago for lunch and a tour of the Dreihaus Museum's Exhibit "Dressing Downton."