Do you have any special friends who are dying to learn how to sew beautiful things for their little girls, but don't know where to start? Virtue Radio Network is offering an amazing online sewing class with Jennifer Paganelli, and I think it would make a wonderful gift! In fact...Mother's Day is coming up on May 8th, and any woman with sewing dreams would LOVE to be treated to this deluxe package! In fact, if you know of any husbands looking for a unique gift to give their wives, I'm sure they would appreciate the hint!
For only $59 (so much cheaper than the day spa), they will get an all inclusive, luxury sewing experience. You can get all the details here, but basically the deal includes a downloadable instructional video (can be watched again and again), a live chat with Jennifer and Dolin O'Shea (patternmaker and couture seamstress), special discounts at Fabric.com, and an autographed copy of Jen's beautiful new book Girl's World (a 24.95 value...not counting the signature)!
The book contains 21 sewing projects, but the one they picked for the class is one of my favorites and is absolutely perfect for beginners. I had the opportunity to try this one out when the book was first coming together.
I made two sizes, and I was amazed at how quickly and easily the dresses went together. As you can see, it looks so beautifully girly on little ones and tweens alike. You can make it out of a single print, or mix and match. I highly recommend this pattern. I've been sewing for years, and I didn't quite "get" finishing neck and arm openings with bias tape until I followed Dolin's instructions. It gives such a nice finish, and is so dang easy. You can see more photos of finished sash dresses and a great video about the class on Jennifer's blog.