Gail Doane's Eton Suit

A refined three-piece ensemble featuring a jacket, short pants, and long-sleeve shirt.


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Everything you need to successfully make this beautiful Eton Suit from Classic Sewing Magazine

Come experience the methodical, personal, creative instruction for which Gail is renowned, all from the comfort of your own sewing space, on your own schedule, and at your own pace. With up-close video streams from multiple cameras, detailed instructions, and digital patterns you will be fully equipped for success. 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.

Here's everything included with this class:

  • 3 Instructional Video Courses
    • Jacket Video Course - 4 hours of instruction (Value - $129)
    • Short Pant Video Course - 1.5 hours of instruction (Value - $99)
    • Shirt Video Course - 2.5 hours of instruction (Value - $99)
  • Pant, Jacket and Shirt Instructional Guides
  • Pant, Jacket and Shirt digital patterns (Sizes 2-6)

Total Value: $327

Detailed Instructions and Patterns,  Included With the Video Class

Step-by-Step Written Instructions

Every detail, documented in words & photos

Digital Pattern Downloads 

Any size pattern, any time you want it

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With Gail Guiding You Every Step of the Way, 
YOU Can Complete This Eton Suit Masterclass! 

Gail's Modern Four-Camera Sewing Studio Gives You a Front Row Seat to Every Stitch

Eye-Level Speaker Shot

Gail speaks directly to the camera.

Overhead Long Shot

Watch Gail's hands work on the sewing table

Super-Close Detail Shot

See the fine nuances that make exquisite finishing details.

Machine-Mounted Shot

See Gail sew on her machine  with no obstruction

15 Comprehensive and Conveniently Edited Lessons That Will Take From Start To Finished Suit

No Details Left Out, This Course Covers it All!

Jacket Course


  • Areview finished garments
  • Discuss supply list
  • Preview Cutting Guides

Pattern Marketings & Welt Pocket

  • Transferring pattern markings
  • Constructing the single welt pockets

Sleeve Construction & Insertion

  • Shoulder and side seams
  • Construction of the two piece sleeve
  • Setting in the sleeves

Neck Facings

  • Preparing and applying the front and back neck facings

Lining Construction & Hem Finishes Part 1

  • Turning up the lower hemline
  • Catch stitching the sleeve and lower edge hemlines
  • Cross stitching the exposed sleeve underlap edge
  • Making and applying piping to the inside edge of the facings
  • Constructing the lining

Attaching the Lining & Hem Finishes Part 2

  • Attaching the lining to the piped facings
  • Preparing the hem on the lining
  • Hand sewing the lining at the lower sleeve and hem edges

Buttons & Buttonholes

  • Making the front machine buttonholes
  • Adding a shank to a button

Short Pant Course

Front Pockets

  • Self faced angle front pockets

Fly Front & Pant Construction

  • Fly front zipper
  • Pants center back seam
  • Side seams
  • Inside leg seams
  • Turning up the lower leg hems
    Constructing the short pants lining


  • Attaching (bagging) the lining by machine at the hemline


  • Preparing and applying the left and right front waistbands
  • Making the back elastic casing
  • Adding the front slider hook closure

Long-Sleeve Shirt Course

Front Tab & Collar

  • Preparing the entredeux trimmed front tab
  • Preparing the entredeux edge Peter Pan collar using a block method

Neckline Finish

  • Positioning the front tab on the shirt front
  • Shoulder seams
  • Pinning the collar to the neckline
  • Applying the all machine bias neckline finish (part 1)
  • Applying the all machine bias neckline finish (part 2)


  • Making the long sleeve placket
  • Adding the pleats to the lower edge of the long sleeves
  • French seaming the underarm seam line
  • Piping and constructing the sleeve cuff
  • Attaching the cuff to the sleeve
  • Bonus - Adapting for a short sleeve version
  • Inserting the sleeves using a French seam

Buttons & Buttonholes

  • Completing the hem finish
  • Making the buttonholes and adding the buttons
  • Finishing the lower edge and adding the buttons to the front tab

Meet Your Instructor: Gail Doane

In the words of Classic Sewing Magazine: "Gail Doane is an internationally recognized expert in sewing technique and design, as well as a featured designer in Classic Sewing magazine. It’s the tiny details of sewing that are her recognizable signature style."

In her own words: Gail is "an heirloom sewing addict who is detail-oriented, but prepared to break the rules."

Gail brings to the classroom over 40 years of experience, having dressed seven children, and now an ever-expanding number of grandchildren, in beautiful heirloom clothing. Her work first appeared in Australian Smocking & Embroidery in 2000 and Inspirations in 2008.

Gail's Sewing Has Been Featured In Top-Tier Publications Across the Globe

Sewing class reinvented for the online age


The Highest-Quality Instruction

  • Watch Gail's masterfully experienced hands as they reveal every subtlety and nuance needed for each technique
  • Enjoy multiple camera angles including super-close up shots of Gail's sewing table and machine

The Most Convenient Experience

  • Leave the time, headache, and expense of travel behind and work from the comfort of your own sewing room
  • Retain access to this course for life, and reference back to it as often as you need so you can finish more projects
  • Stream Gail's sewing instruction onto the device of your preference making it easy to sew wherever you want

Sewing Class The Old Way

Travel to attend an in-person class held at a conference

What You Experience:
  • 20+ students crowded around a single sewing machine or table without a clear view
  • Stress between trying to record audio/video of the class or furiously taking notes so you can retain what your learn
  • Pack your sewing machine and lug it through airports and hotels to use it in class
  • Instructor barraged by Chatty Pattys asking personal sewing questions and using up precious class time
What you pay:
  • Flights $300
  • Hotel $200
  • Rental Car $150
  • Food $50
  • Registration $150
  • Total Cost $850

Sewing Class The New Way

Attend class from the convenience of your own sewing room

What You Experience:
  • High-quality, close-up camera shots from multiple angles with no obstruction
  • Convenient, recorded, videos you can review as many times as you need to get your sewing right
  • The familiarity of your own sewing room and the convenience of all of your at-home supplies
  • A constant flow of valuable information without interruptions or distractions 
What you pay:
  • Flights $0
  • Hotel $0
  • Rental Car $0
  • Food $0
  • Registration $169
  • Total Cost $189

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Previous Students are Raving About Gail's Online Classes...

“Worth every penny"

"Gail is Perfection Personified"

"I'll be signing up for the next [one]"

“This was having a front row seat!"

"Outstanding, so informative!"

"Money very well spent"

We Surveyed 200+ of Gail's Past Sewing Students

Here's how they rated their online sewing experience:
  • Average rating for skill improvement: 
    4.77 out of 5  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Average rating for online format:
    4.93 out of 5  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Average rating for overall experience:
    4.99 out of 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Willingness to recommend to a friend:
    4.96 out of 5  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wage War Against UFO's (Unfinished Outfits) Today

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Important Questions and Answers About This Online Course

The Heirloom Sewing Horror Story...

A search and rescue mission for confidence

One of the relentless challenges of heirloom sewing is feeling confident in enough different skills to complete a beautiful garment. Without confidence in each specific skill, you second-guess yourself over and over, barely moving forward, until you wake up one day and you’re sitting in your sewing room, staring at a closet of half-finished outfits racking your brain to remember what the satisfaction of completing a project feels like.

That doesn't have to be you!

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