Linda Gavette

Linda G.

Petaluma, CA

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Linda delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:

I started sewing because I was too tall for clothing offered for my age. As soon as I started sewing, my Mother wanted me to make her fancy dress for the local dances. And that was the beginning. By high school, I was the student teacher in the sewing class.

Since them I have made bridal gowns, fancy dress gowns, dresses and other garments as well as home decor (pillows, slip covers, duvet covers and more.)

I can help you with learning your machine, fixing a pattern, basic and advanced sewing and alterations.

To me sewing is a journey - i know that sounds dumb - but everything we make teaches us a new technique. From learning to sew a straight line to making bound button holes. Hand finishing is also something I can teach you so the inside is as beautiful as the outside and you will have a garment that will last you until it is Threadbare.

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AA Retail Merchandising
Sep 1975 - Jun 1977
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchadising


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Published in Sewer's Closet
Sep 2014
Threads Magazine
Sewing Award
Jun 1975
Bank of America
Honorable Mention for Local Design contest
Jun 1975
Daughters of the Native Sons of the Golden West

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Some hand painted silk Shantung that was made into a throw and pillows.

This dress was made from a photo that my customer sent me. I then drafted a pattern from the photo.

These two dress were drafted for a customer that likes things to fit just right. She has a better figure than my dress form.
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