Aug 15 2017

“These are jumpers and blouses made from your pattern #140L. I added ruffles for cuteness and extra length! The Hello Kitty embroidered one was worn for the first day of kindergarten and for school pictures. Cheryl Clapp, CA” Thank you for sharing Cheryl.  Your work is inspiring! Michie’

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Aug 11 2017

As promised we are going back through our files and pulling many of our patterns out of retirement.  Patterns #124-S and #124-L are now available as Printables on our website or in our Etsy shop.  Sweet little dresses with a touch of embroidery and lace for your special little girl. Michie’

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Aug 9 2017

A bit of illustrating has been going on the last few days.  Slowly but surely we are bringing our retired patterns back.  I love having the opportunity to update the pattern fronts which feels a lot more like play than work.  I was one of those kids who always […]

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Aug 7 2017

I love reading about how business got their start and Elegant Stitches is one of my favorites.  Born “out of necessity” because they couldn’t find what they were looking for.  You don’t need any other excuse! “Elegant Stitches was “born” in 1986 out of necessity – we couldn’t […]

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Aug 1 2017

I made pattern #137 for my grandson, Mason. He wore it to his baby dedication service.  Loved this pattern. It went together so easily and quickly.  Thanks, Kim Ward We would like to thank Kim for sharing with us.  Notice that this little guy didn’t need frilly or […]

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Jul 29 2017

An unexpected move this summer resulted in a new studio space to work with.  When I say “unexpected”, it’s because I didn’t expect our home to sell on the second day!  My husband’s health finally brought me to the realization that it was time give up the yard and […]

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Jul 26 2017

 Let’s admit it, one of the most aggravating things about smocking is stitching a beautiful row and discovering when you get to the second row that you were off a stitch.  Yes, no one will probably notice, but for the next 5 or 6 rows you will have to […]

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Jul 19 2017

My copy of Classic Sewing Magazine arrived in the mail yesterday after much waiting and anticipation.  The magazine is full of wonderful ideas for your Fall sewing along with great articles filled with new techniques.  I always look forward to seeing how my garments have been photographed and how the article has […]

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Jul 14 2017

  The Sewing Room We have brought pattern #119 back!  #119 was always a favorite, but I wanted to add a couple of variations.  Now you can choose a plain, box pleat or inverted pleat for the front of the gown.  Sweet and simple, the gown is one of our easier […]

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Jul 5 2017

We would like to thank Cheryl Clapp for sharing with us today.  Here is what Cheryl had to say about her beautiful creation. “Here’s the smocked bubble I made for my cousin’s daughter using your pattern #142 in a size 6 months. They loved it so much that […]

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