I had the immense honor of interviewing master teacher and star of the sewing world, Gail Doane not so long ago. She was in our Birmingham office to record her Classic Sewing exclusive videos when Gail and I sat down to talk. She shared about her sewing journey and answered questions about her favorite projects and designs. She even gave her best advice for all of us who sew!
Gail is an internationally recognized expert in sewing technique and design. She lives the dream in that she has taken her passion and made it her career! At a Smocking Arts Guild of America (SAGA) convention in 2001, she was told she should never sew a design by anyone else. That was the day that she began her design business. Her signature style is recognizable in the tiny details present in all of her pieces.
I have always wanted to attend one of her sewing classes, which is why I am extra excited to be working with her to provide Classic Sewing exclusive class videos. You’ll be able to sew right alongside Gail from the comfort of your own sewing room! In the Smocked and Beaded Dress video, Gail gives detailed instructions for complete construction of her beautiful dress design. With this video series, you can watch and re-watch Gail’s techniques up-close until you have mastered her skill and precision. Her easy-to-follow directions are wonderful for sewists with any range of experience. Visit the Classic Sewing website to learn more about Gail’s Smocked and Beaded Dress video.
I hope you will enjoy my interview with Gail as much as I did!
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