Hi Everyone! Welcome to the topic, Sewing Perfect Gathers. This is such an important skill to master so that you have the confidence to finish your garments and project well every time! For this topic, I'm excited to announce that Shari Fuller, the designer of the Thimbles and Acorns brand, will be my co-host! She has spent years perfecting the art of sewing and includes many different uses in her pattern collection. We are both really excited to present this topic to you and hope that this course will provide you with the skillset and motivation to incorporate gathering into your projects beautifully!(Last weeks announcement video posted int he SWC Facebook Group): The topic will be divided into four sessions:Part 1: Topic Overview, Gathering BasicsPart 2: The Zigzag TechniquePart 3: Gathering on a CurvePart 4: Gathering With Elastic Thread BobbinWe'll be demonstrating these methods as basic tutorial exercises on small scraps of fabric as well as showing examples on both Liberty Jane and Thimbles and Acorns designs to help illustrate how the basic techniques and methods are used at a smaller scale. Follow along to understand the process, hopefully watching us in action will clarify any concerns or issues you may have with these types of techniques.It's going to be a fun course! Are you ready? Let's go... Suggested Patterns For this Topic: LJ BlossomLJ Picture Day (Skirt and Top)LJ Boomerit FallsLJ Bubble SkirtLJ CA CamiLJ CatalinaLJ Cortina TopLJ Faraway DownsLJ Harajuku SkirtLJ Kimberley DressLJ Maxi DressLJ Peplum TopLJ Salina DressLJ Shinjuku Starlet JacketLJ Summer In Paris TopLJ Ruched HoodieTA EnForreauTA Irish Kinsale CloakTA Young Martha TA Underpinnings TA Unmentionables TA Fancy ShiftTA Saque Back Gown TA Bib Front Regency TA Sarah Hale TA 1860 Civil War Era Dress TA Prairie Rose TA Country Girl TA Mary and Laura TA Gigot Sleeve Dress Week One task:Watch the Gathering Basics videos. Practice, practice, practice.Show us what gathering project you're working on this month!Check out the Ultimate Resource Guide for fabric and supply sources. (Find this in the SWC Bonuses section)Jump over the SWC Facebook Group for conversation and project sharing.