Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion 2013 Click on class name for photos


Darling Duckling Sunsuit    

Knowledge of basic garment construction (French seams, piping application & casings) Pin or blanket stitch required.

Whether off to splash in a puddle or play in the park, your little one’s going to look adorable in this darling white lawn sunsuit embellished with a pin stitched shadow appliqué duck family floating on a blanket stitched scalloped sea.   For an added touch of color the white lawn pants of this sweet bubble are lined in lavender broadcloth, the waistband in seafoam and blue lawn piping trims the bib.    Two duck buttons on the back belt add interest from behind.
If you love hand shadow embroidery, but lack time for labor intensive handwork join Debbie for the day and learn how to recreate shadow work using the by substituting outlined trimmed fabric for closed herringbone stitched thread.   From creating favorite animals or nursery rhymes characters to shaped bands, this delicate form of appliqué is a quick and easy way to create a truly special wardrobe. Size 12mo, 24 mo, 3T

Buds & Blue Scallops Pinafore    

Knowledge of basic garment construction, as well as how to thread machine for double needle pin tucks. Hand embroidery limited to stem stitch, lazy daisies & bullions. Pin or blanket stitch required.

Do you love the look of contrast hems, but lack the time required to prepare Madeira bands?  Then shadow scallops (a fast, easy way to add a touch of elegance to garments and home dec projects) might be just what you looking for.  And leave it to Debbie to come up with a way to eliminate the visibility of the band seam allowance, the tell tale sign of an attached hem facing. 
In class students review basic shadow appliqué sewing techniques, including proper pivot positions for curves and points, then apply techniques learned to create an adorable toddler pinafore (sizes 2T-5) accented with blue scallops, curved double needle pin tucks, and sprinkled with delicate rosebud hand embroidery.  With its optional attached slip this sweet set is perfect for toddlers on the go, whether off to a summer birthday party or an afternoon picnic at the playground

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Debbie Glenn Advanced Fine Machine School
Join Debbie for 4 days of advanced machine magic and learn some of her unique techniques for recreating handwork by machine. Class time concentrates primarily on mastery of these new techniques. Students make reference samples prior to beginning garment construction. Confidence gained making samples leads to successful completion of class projects as well as the incorporation of the new techniques into future projects

Knowledge of basic garment construction (French seams, set in sleeves), experience working with lace (gathering, shaping, attaching lace to lace) & piping required.  Please stitch out all possible pin & feather stitches prior to class Pin, Feather/Briar stitches required

Whether visiting the Louvre or Jardins des Tuileries, it’s not unusual to see Parisian toddlers dressed to perfection.  Do you long to making lacy heirloom garments like this enchanting French inspired bolero dress, but find positioning lace frustrating, especially when its gathered, or desire a faster, neater way to finish edges with lace… one that can be used to finish everything from curves to points, without rolling and whipping seam allowances, or having to worry about trimming too close?  Then Debbie’s unique lace edge finishes using fusible thread may just change how you sew with lace forever.  Quilter’s use fusible thread for flawless bindings, couturier’s for matching intricate designs, placing trims & turning tiny even hems, so why not in heirloom sewing lacework.  Using this unique thread as a positioning aid eliminates the need for hand basting, messy glues, and more difficult direct lace & piping placements.  The applications are truly endless! Students make samples of pin stitched & hem stitched lace applications using fusible thread, plus channel quilting & machine feather stitching using 30 weight cotton, then apply that machine magic to create a complete wardrobe suitable for their favorite French Miss.  Student may select to make Enchanté with a white linen bodice bordered by green feather stitching accented with pink seed beads (or hand embroidered poises) and a pink linen skirt, or in all pink with white feather stitching.  From it’s sweet lace trimmed angel sleeves and shaped lace tab, to the pin stitched scalloped hem this little dress is truly enchanting!

Amorette means “Little Love” in French and this adorable little dress certainly lives up to its name.  Special features include a unique shaped yoke which overlays a cascade of gathered French lace ruffles. The button trimmed piped yoke is sprinkled w/ hand stitched posies and topped with an appliqué cord initial.  The contrast Peter pan collar and bias bound cuffs are trimmed with piping and more gathered French lace edging. A row of additional buttons and a pin stitched extended French seam placket add interest from behind.