Aug 31 2017

Have a little boy to sew for? Pattern #144 is on sale on our website and Etsy. Pants or shorts, this would make an adorable Fall outfit. ∼ Michie’

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Aug 29 2017

I pulled out some samples to display in the studio for some inspiration.  These four are among my favorites and all four happen to have smocking.  Here are the links to the patterns and the smocking designs if you are curious.  Some of the designs are free!  ∼ […]

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Aug 25 2017

This is what our Fridays look like.  Anna is testing a Printable on the dining room table.  Sometimes you just need to spread out. She also does any computer stuff that I don’t know how to do or don’t want to bother to learn.  Anna grew up in […]

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Aug 23 2017

We celebrated the first week of the kids being back in school with a girl’s outing.  Although we never need an excuse to shop for fabric, one kid will need a few things for first grade dress up days so we were on our way.  Tiffany, Anna and […]

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Aug 21 2017

Floral prints and smocking have always been a great combination and are super popular this season, so we were excited when we spotted this adorable dress at Peanut Butter-n-Jelly Kids.  Made with pattern #146 and smocked with a simple geometric design…how inspiring!  Do you love florals as much […]

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Aug 17 2017

We love Liberty of London fabric and The Sewing Room has a new shipment fresh off of the plane!  We are already planning another shopping trip there in the next few weeks and if our plans get delayed I’ll be doing my shopping online. Which is your favorite?  […]

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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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