Making Machine Magic Seminar Projects

"Bambino del Sole" Fancy Frock & Bonnet

Imagine how precious your little angel will look toddling through the garden dressed in this fabulous Italian inspired frock & bonnet.  Special nostalgic touches on the sweet little ensemble include removable silk satin bonnet & sash was ties, applique cord embellished with gathered lace, fine corded satin stitch work, plus a precious insertion trimmed peek a boo scalloped hemline supported with organdy.  Of course, as with all things befitting a royal Miss, everything is sprinkled with delicate floral embroidery, yet only the lazy daisies need be stitched by hand. 


Join Debbie for 4 glorious days in Aiken and learn how her corded satin stitched scallops, 30 sec granitos, machine applique cord (inserted entredeux) and new fusible thread lace application make it possible to recreate all but the sprinkles of embroidery by machine… while making a fabulous fancy frock & bonnet that's sweet as sunshine itself!


Sample Retreat  Schedule


Wednesday        May 1

Thursday                        May 2

Friday                         May 3

Saturday                        May 4

Sunday                      May 5

7:00- 9:00am


Breakfast                         Welcome

Breakfast                         Sit n' Sew

Breakfast                         Sit n' Sew

Breakfast                         Sit n' Sew

9:00- 12:00am


Bambino del Sole

Bambino del Sole
Applique Cord

Bambino del Sole
Technique & Bonnet Scallops

Bambino del Sole Construction

12:00- 3:00pm





Field Trip to Farmhouse Fabrics


Aiken Tour

Clubhouse Brunch  

3:00- 6:00pm


Bambino del Sole
Scalloped Bodice

Bambino del Sole Insertion & Granitos

Bambino del Sole Crown & Brim

 Finishing Details  & Goodbyes

6:00- 8:00pm


Red Pepper Cafe


West Side Bowery


8:00- 10:00pm

Reception        Trunk Show

Show &       Share                   

 Sit n' Sew      

Sit n' Sew        


* Please note Debbie reserves the right to change times, activities, and location of meals as needed to accommodate the final schedule



$775.00 per person without lodging

Price includes all teaching fees, Bambino del Sole frock & bonnet patterns, daily kits, a registration dessert reception with a peak at one of Debbie’s vintage collections, 3 catered in house lunches, 3 dinners in proven favorite local restaurants, Sunday Farewell brunch, optional evening sit n' sew with freshly baked cookies, a bus tour of Aiken, time to explore to Aiken’s Historical Museum Banksia, Hopeland Gardens, the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, and Rye Patch Rose Garden, plus a student show and share where you'll have the opportunity to show off your favorite treasures.



$960.00 per person double occupancy / $1150.00 per person single occupancy

Price includes all of the above, plus double occupancy accommodations at The Guest House at Houndslake, and a complimentary continental breakfast bar which includes a variety of healthy, delicious foods (coffee, milk, juice, fresh-baked pastries, cereal, seasonal fruit, and yogurt, plus transportation to and from the Augusta Ga. Regional Airport (a 45 minute trip).  Guests at the lodge will have clubhouse dining privileges and may use the Houndslake Country Club Olympic sized pool; plus the golf course and tennis courts on a space available basis.


Please note that students will be responsible for all incidentals and services booked through the Guest House (telephone, massage, pro shop, golf cart charges, etc.) during their stay.  We will assist in arranging transportation via limo for those flying into Columbia SC Metropolitan Airport & transport van in and out of Atlanta, GA. 


All attendees are encouraged to stay at The Guest House where the retreat is being held.  We will provide name and contact information for those interested in locating roommates, but accepts no liability for such arrangements.


Please register by phone at 803-642-1852, on line by sending completed registration form to, or mail a printed form to Debbie Glenn at 14 Cherry Hills Drive, Aiken, SC 29803.    Please note space is limited to 10-14 students; so classes are expected to fill quickly.  A $400 deposit is required to confirm booking.  The balance is due by April, 1 2012.      

A block of rooms at The Guest House has already been booked so there is no need to personally contact the Houndslake Country Club.  Please be sure to indicate your housing preferences on the registration form, as accommodations are limited and must be confirmed by Sept 1st.

Cancellations & Refunds                          

Cancellations before March 15, 2012 refunded class fee (minus $100 registration fee).  No refunds will be issued after April 1st, unless the retreat is canceled by the instructor due to insufficient participation.  In such an event, students will be notified by March 16th and a full refund issued.  Please do not book flights prior to receiving confirmation- as students are personally responsible for the cost of all travel plans.



Making Machine Magic Registration

May 2-6, 2012



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At The Guest House I will be rooming alone,
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I would like roommate information.

I require handicapped accommodations.


I am NOT able to climb stairs without assistance.



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My spouse would like to join us for: all meals, dinners, Sun. brunch, carriage tour


I am traveling with my spouse.

 I am driving

 I am flying and will need airport transportation but flights are not booked yet.

 I am flying and will need transfer from the airport

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CHECKS: preferred form of payment


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send to 14 Cherry Hills Drive, Aiken SC 29803


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