Gail Doane Originals

Online Course Library

Pre-Recorded Online Courses

Come experience the methodical, personal, creative instruction for which Gail is renowned, all from the comfort of your own sewing space. Vanquish the scourge of UFO’s (unfinished outfits) and reunite with the precious feeling of sewing a project to completion. With Gail as your guide, success is your destination.

Traditional Smocked Yoke Dress

Traditional Smocked Yoke Dress offers much more than just a pattern and instructions for making a smocked dress. The dress pattern for this course includes, 3 sleeve variations, 2 yoke variations, 2 collar variations, 5 smocking plates and is available in 8 sizes. 

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Traditional Wool Coat

From the cover of Classic Sewing Magazine's holiday 2021 issue, we're pleased to bring you over 8 hours of video instruction guiding you through the process of  making Gail's Traditional Wool Coat.

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Pinpoint Oxford Shaped Yoke Dress

A brand new Gail Doane Originals dress design featuring the chance to learn block method collar construction, and a unique technique for shaping Swiss edging.

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Smocking 101

40 Years of Gail's personal smocking experience distilled down to one organized learning pathway.

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Embroidered Piqué Jacket & Floral Lawn Dress

A contemporary springtime ensemble. This course comes with 7 hours of video instruction, step-by-step written instructions and digital patterns in 5 different sizes. 

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Stripe Swiss Voile Counterchange Dress

Presenting Gail Doane's Stripe Swiss Voile Counterchange Dress - as featured in classic sewing magazine.

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Eloise

An elegant dress whose classic style has withstood the test of time. Eloise comes with nearly 4 hours of video instruction, step-by-step written instructions and digital patterns in 6 different sizes. This dress is one of Gail's all-time favorite original designs.

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Back-Button Bishop

A unique take on a timeless classic. With nearly 4 hours of video instruction, step-by-step written instructions, digital patterns in 6 different sizes as well as bonus patterns and instructions for a bishop slip, this course truly offers everything you need to successfully sew a bishop dress.

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French Hand Sewing by Machine

Skill Building Seminar

This fast-paced class covers all the basics to understand French Hand Sewing by Machine. French and Swiss laces, entredeux, pintucks, puffing, simple lace shaping and more.

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Smocking Construction

Skill Building Seminar

Do you love to smock but dread the construction process to put it all together? After constructing 100+ smocked yoke dresses, I've distilled all my learnings down to this 4-session online course.

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