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Oct 23 2017

  I’m so excited to give you a peek inside Classic Sewing magazine’s Holiday Issue.  For my article, I chose tea dyed tatting and a simple embroidery design using pattern #119.  Wanting less holiday and more of a winter look, a color pallet of white, ecru and pale […]

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Oct 18 2017

B2G1 FREE!! Through the end of October, all Traditional patterns (not the printables) are on a buy two get ONE FREE sale.  Order two patterns at regular price at checkout and in the “How did you hear about us” box, tell us which additional pattern number you would […]

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Oct 16 2017

We have admired Esther’s work for quite a while and are happy to share one of her favorite projects with you.  Click here to see more photos of her fabulous project. ∼ Michie’ “Thank you for the opportunity to share our creations with your patterns.  The one I’m most […]

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Oct 13 2017

You’ve all waited so patiently for photos of the new studio space and here they are.  It took me a few weeks to decide what worked best, where to hang things and then to commit to putting nails in freshly painted walls.  You would probably still be waiting, […]

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Oct 11 2017

We picked patterns #124-S and #124-L for our sale this month.  Available as Printables both on the website and in our Etsy shop, and priced at only $7.00 each these are great patterns to add to your collection.  Although pictured in pastel colors, what about a dress for […]

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Oct 9 2017

I love Snap Tape for several reasons. It is easy to find in the notions section of most stores that sell fabric, it does a good job of staying snapped, and it sews in quickly.  Notice that I said “quickly” and not “easily.”  Because there is not a […]

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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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