Dec 4 2017

I’ve just finished my Christmas sewing for my granddaughter.  Beautiful red corduroy with embroidered Christmas trees.  Just right for the cooler weather we are finally expecting this week.  And we would like to see your Christmas sewing made from a Creations by Michie’ pattern!  Send us your photos […]

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Dec 1 2017

Susan sent us a photo of one of the Christmas dresses that she has completed for one of her granddaughters.  We love the red smocking with the print fabric and we love that she chose one of our smocking designs and patterns for her project! ∼ Michie’ Pattern #143 […]

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Nov 27 2017

Question:  When do you use a lemon while sewing? Answer:  When you forgot to clean the iron and it left starch residue on your fabric. Not a lot of brown residue, but enough to ruin the garment.  I panicked and all I could think of was rubbing a […]

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Nov 25 2017

Hi! You asked for it! Here’s a baby jumpsuit gift I made using your pattern #138. I used moo-strology smocking plate and it is made from birdseye cotton pique. Cheryl Clapp, CA Thank you for sharing Cheryl.  We love your work! ∼ Michie’

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Nov 20 2017

  I have fallen in love with making bishop dresses! Your pattern is a perfect fit.  I was a little nervous about using navy as I thought it might overwhelm the child, but to my delight I think she looks just fine. Thank you as always, Alison Brim […]

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Nov 16 2017

I love snowmen because they are suitable well past the holidays.  “Jolly Snowmen” by Mollie Jane Taylor has been one of my favorite smocking designs for years and is super cute on our Jon-Jon pattern #137 made from black Featherwale corduroy.  And here is a little smocking tip. […]

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Nov 12 2017

Because we just love smocking, we have added several of our favorite smocking designs and other items to our website!  Smocking plates, pleated inserts, baby cording and our Smocking Kit will not only help meet your smocking needs, but also makes great gifts for the holidays. ∼ Michie’  

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Nov 10 2017

First, we would like to thank everyone who participated in the free Smocking Kit giveaway.  We found each story of how you learned to sew inspiring and a great reminder to pass it on to the next generation.  As always it would be impossible to choose, so our […]

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Nov 4 2017

Have you always wanted to learn to smock, brush up on an old skill or perhaps need a gift for a someone?  Well, we have put together a special kit just for you!  The kit includes our popular “Beginning Smocking” book, a ready-to-smock pleated insert, four skiens of […]

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Nov 2 2017

A customer recently asked about the floss colors used on this bishop that I posted about several years ago.  I had to do a bit of research since my memory doesn’t go that far back, so here you go.  The pattern is #143, the smocking design is included […]

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