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Feb 22 2018

Here is our newest smocking design available on both our website and Etsy shop.  “Geometric 506” is stitched up with simple geometric stitches and pretty buttons for flowers.  Smock a few rows or enough for a full smocked bodice, it’s up to you. ∼ Michie’

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Feb 19 2018

  Need a super cute classic style bubble for a special little guy?  Pattern #129 is now on sale and is great for Easter, Dedication or baby shower gift.  Make it simple or add sweet little tucks for a dressier look.  One of my personal favorites! ∼ Michie’

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Feb 16 2018

  Never underestimate what adding pleats to a plain bodice can do.  This fabric is lovely and didn’t need a collar detracting from it, but it needed some interest.  A square piece of fabric about 5 inches wider than the bodice pattern piece, a quilters ruler and a […]

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Feb 14 2018

Hello!  I wanted to show you what I did with your bishop pattern and baby hearts smocking plate.  This dress is made of seersucker.  I love the angel sleeves as one of the options of this pattern.  Thank you, April Byers April used out bishop pattern #143 and […]

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Feb 12 2018

  Made by Elizabeth Thetford for my grandson’s first Easter. The collar was in my stash from 30 years ago! Elizabeth used pattern #115 for this breathtaking outfit.  Wouldn’t you like to know what other treasures Elizabeth has in her stash? ∼ Michie’

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Feb 9 2018

I fell in love with this Swiss Insertion on my last trip to The Sewing Room and could hardly wait to try it out with pattern #148.  The insertion was easy to work with and really dressed up an otherwise plain shirt.  Here are the directions in case […]

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Feb 5 2018

A picture is worth a thousand words and sometimes you just need a good photo.  I’m working on a linen outfit using pattern #148 and while stitching the bias band to the collar, it dawned on me that an up close photo might be helpful to many of […]

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Jan 31 2018

    I felt like spring was in the air when the newest copy of Classic Sewing Magazine arrived in the mail.  Ever wondered how I started the business?  As the “Creative Visionary” for this issue, I got to tell the story of how I turned my hobby […]

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Jan 29 2018

Hi Michié I used pattern 140-L to make this size 3 reversible jumper. One side is for Christmas and the other side is Valentine’s day. I added an inside pocket to both sides so the little mouse friend can always be with her. The mouse was inspired by […]

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Jan 26 2018

In our quest to make your website visit with us more of a one stop shopping for smocking, we’ve added some new designs.  My very own “Baby Hearts” is now available on the website and has quickly become one of our best sellers this week.  My smocking designs […]

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