Earline's Originals

Custom Childrens Clothing & Heirloom Treasures

Sewing Classes

Classes available for groups or individuals

Earline teaches heirloom sewing and smocking in the St. Louis Metropolitan area.  For dates, times and location of classes currently offered, contact Earline by email.

Custom classes can easily be developed for your groups, such as churches or sewing clubs.   

Private lessons are also available:  see ‘Private Lessons’.

heirloom Dress

Olivia’s Heirloom Dress

Usually taught in four 3 hour sessions 

Create this heirloom dress with matching slip for your child -- sizes 6 mos. – 4 years.  The class includes lessons in heirloom techniques of pintucks, lace to lace, lace to fabric and lace to entredeux.   Dress pattern and technique guides furnished.  This class is for the Intermediate to advance sewer.  Knowledge of basic garment construction is needed.  

Smock Dress

Abbies’ Smocked Dress

Usually taught in four 3 hour sessions  

The first time you construct a smocked dress can be challenging.  This class will teach you all the construction techniques necessary to create smocked dresses for your child and her 18” doll.    Dress pattern and technique guides furnished.  This class is for the intermediate to advance sewer.  Knowledge of smocking and basic garment construction is needed. 

York Dress

Grace’s Yoke Dress   

Usually taught in two 4 hour sessions

This versatile dress pattern can be used for dressy or casual occasions in sizes 3 months to 6 years of age.    You will learn how to create this dress with professional finishing.  Dress pattern and technique guides furnished.  Techniques covered in the class include French bias binding, turn lining dress techniques, and bias trim application.  This class is for the intermediate sewer. Matching 18” doll dress pattern included as a bonus.  

Bishop Dress

Sweet Bishop Dress

Usually taught in four 3 hour sessions  

You will be creating a short sleeve bishop day dress with a back opening.  Smocking experience is needed.   The emphasis of this class is on construction techniques.  Smocking designs, pleated sampler bishop fabric, bishop pattern sizes 6 mos. – 2 years, and instructions are furnished.  Techniques covered in the class include French seams, French bias binding, split French seam placket opening, and lace to fabric hem.  Learn the unique smocking techniques and construction methods to create the perfect, classic bishop Dress.  

Smock for Beginners

Smocking for Beginners

Usually taught in four 3 hour sessions

This class is for the beginner who wants to learn how to smock, no experience required.  Knowledge of hand embroidery is helpful, but not required.  In this class you will create a sampler of stitches.  You will learn the terms and techniques to read smocking designs in the future, gain valuable information about smocking resources and supplies available, and learn how to create basic to advanced smocking stitches.      

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