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About Gail Patrice Design


I’m Gail Yellen of Gail Patrice Design.


I’ve created a line of jacket and skirt patterns with simple, flattering lines that provide a perfect backdrop for a wide variety of embellishment techniques. My website offers products to purchase such as patterns, “how-to” technique DVDs, and links to sites that can help you with your sewing needs. Please email any questions or comments to


I’d love to see a photo of your creations using my patterns. Just send a digital photograph to my email address and you might just see it in the upcoming Customer Gallery or blog section on my website.


My grandmother’s treadle sewing machine is the earliest memory I have of needle and thread. The last thing she ever sewed was a blue dress with a white collar and wide sashes for a bow in the back. I wore it the first day of kindergarten and would have worn it every day if allowed. Maybe this memory is what first drew me to sewing.


In 1998, I started taking all types of classes at Manchester Sewing Machine Center in CT. Sewing quickly became a passion and a form of creative expression. Experimenting with all types of embellishment techniques is a favorite pastime. Teaching classes/workshops and interacting with all levels of sewing enthusiasts continues to be a source of inspiration and fun.


I’m an active member of the American Sewing Guild CT Chapter and moderated the Manchester Neighborhood Group’s activities for over 10 years. Designing patterns for beautiful clothes and bags is the heart of Gail Patrice Design and sharing my love of sewing and serging is the soul.



Happy Sewing & Serging ! 

   - Gail Yellen

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