Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wee Care™ Contest 2014

Ladies, time to get your creative juices flowing and enter the 2014 Wee Care™ Contest to be judged in September at the SAGA ‘Sewcation’ Convention in Orlando, Florida!

Wee Care™ items may be entered in one of three categories:

1. Gown 

2. Bonnet

3. Miscellaneous. (Items entered may be anything related to Wee Care™, such as but not limited to, wraps and keepsakes).

Multiple items may be entered, but each item must be in a different category (therefore a maximum of three items per entrant).

All items must include an original design element such as smocking or embroidery or use of lace shaping. Commercial/ standard patterns maybe used providing credit is given.

A winner from each category will be selected by the popular vote of convention attendees.

The Grand Prize will be by a separate ballot cast by convention attendees.

Prizes will be:

First Place in each category: An Early Registration for a SAGA Retreat of your choice (Non-transferrable).
Grand Prize: A Beautiful Silk Ribbon Needleworkers Hussiff donated by Mary Noll
Winners will be announced at banquet (You need not be present to win).

All entries will become the property of SAGA Wee Care™ and donated to the Wee Care™ program.

The winning entries will be featured in SAGANews.
We look forward to seeing and sharing all of your wonderful items!

 Please complete one form for each item entered.

Maximum number of entries per person is three- one per category. (Form may be copied).




Phone Number:___________________________________________________


Category (Circle one):      Gown            Bonnet         Misc. (Item type:                                   )

Pattern Used:_____________________________________________________________

Entries with incomplete forms will be disqualified.
If you are unable to attend Convention, you may mail your entry to arrive no later than
September 1, 2014. Please visit the SAGA Website (www.smocking.org) to download the entry form complete with the mailing address.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

SAGA Convention-Registration is fast approaching!

Come to Sunny Florida, get away from it all and take a Sewcation! Pattern drafting, adding special details, handbag construction, silk ribbon embroidery, smocking galore, fun contests, and soaking up the sun with your friends – what could be better than attending the annual Smocking Arts Guild of America convention in Orlando, Florida?  SAGA’s annual convention is filled with creative classes in smocking, embroidery, fine machine sewing and related needle arts.  This year is shaping up to be one of the best, with a slate of “Debut Classes” being presented by talented teachers on topics that include pattern drafting, adding smocking to an adult garment, a stunning silk ribbon smocked purse, and a lady’s Madeira nightgown - there is something for everyone. Registration for all these never-before offered programs opens May 1st.
 SAGA will welcome Kenneth King and Liesl Gibson as special guest teachers. Kenneth King, renowned for his exquisite couture techniques, will be teaching a handbag construction class and presenting a lecture entitled, “Evolution of an Evening Wrap” at the opening reception. Come hear about Kenneth’s design process and see a creation go from design concept to finished product.
 Bringing her fresh and youthful style, Liesl Gibson, the creator of Oliver + S patterns, will be offering a free lecture, open to the public, entitled “Many Looks, One Pattern.” She will also be teaching a series of classes designed for the novice stitcher, entitled “Classics with a Twist.” The classes will cover basic pattern alterations, details that make a difference, as well as a wallet construction class. Come check out our Facebook page for some free giveaways from Kenneth and Liesl!
Not able to join us in Orlando, don’t miss out on all the fun – go to www.smocking.org to find a local chapter near you and make some new stitching friends, or connect online through the websmockers chapter and our Facebook page. If you want to learn to smock, we have correspondence courses, our popular SAGA Stitches programs and through our chapters, a mentoring program. Members also receive our quarterly publication, SAGANews filled with interesting articles and projects.
Hope we see you in Orlando!



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

SAGA Give Away

Visit the SAGA Facebook page for a chance to win a book by Kenneth King- 'Cool Couture'!


Join us at the SAGA Sewcation in Florida to take a class with Kenneth. Visit the SAGA website for details: http://smocking.org/

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Another Smocked Outfit

This time little Prince George is in Australia and arrived in style in this lovely romper smocked with sailboats. Just got to love those chubby legs!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Look who is wearing smocking!

A baby prince!

Prince George wears a picture smocked romper for his playdate while on tour of New Zealand with his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Smocking is cool and modern!