Oct 7 2017

This is the photo that popped up in Martha Pullen’s newsletter this morning.  The photo brought back some really fun memories of Anna and I taking the little guy for his first photo shoot.  Six years ago he was learning to sit up, this week he is touring […]

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Oct 2 2017

I’ve had several questions lately about the availability and price of pleaters.  So we did some research and here is what we found out.  During the past few years, when I was not paying attention because I had a good working pleater, they have become harder to find […]

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Sep 28 2017

“I just want to share the dress I made using your pattern #127.  I decided to put a lace piece on top of the yoke and hem. “∼ Zanna van der Merwe What a great variation for pattern #127.  Thank you for sharing Zanna, your work is fantastic! ∼ […]

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Sep 25 2017

Thought I’d share some inspiration for cooler weather sewing.  Pattern #138 made from pale blue pique’ and smocked with Little Memories “What a Zoo”, which is now available in our Etsy Shop. I’ll share a smocking tip.  You will notice on the original smocking design, there are three […]

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Sep 23 2017

“My name is Cathy Rogers. These are hand smocked jon jons using pattern #137. It’s always interesting trying to get the inserts in correctly. Love the pattern! Thanks” Great job Cathy!  We don’t see any room for improvement.  My personal favorite is the blue smocked crabs.  We normally […]

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Sep 20 2017

We had been trying to arrange a trip back to The Sewing Room, but sadly we just couldn’t get our schedules worked out.  And so, off to the computer I went to fabric shop.  I ordered my fabric on Thursday during my lunch break on the back porch […]

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Sep 18 2017

Cooler weather calls for heavier fabrics such as twills and corduroys and both make adorable jumpers.  Our Jumper pattern sews up quickly, is fully lined and is reversible! For a limited time, #140-S and #140-L are listed at a great sale price.  Available as a traditional pattern or […]

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Sep 14 2017

I find it funny that as we are experiencing our first cool Fall weather, I’m working on an outfit for the Spring issue of Classic Sewing Magazine.  After working with magazines for almost 20 years, I have finally got into the swing of working out of season.  And […]

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Sep 11 2017

We’re happy to announce some new additions to our product line.  With smocking being one of my passions, doesn’t it just make sense that we would add some smocking supplies to our product line?  We have some of my favorite smocking plates available along with pleated inserts and smocking […]

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Sep 6 2017

I’ve been experimenting with different color combinations.  Not to far out there, but something a bit more updated.  This is what I came up with for Pattern #148 with fabric I picked up from our trip to Joann’s.  How cute would this be for Fall with a  sweater […]

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