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Oct 31 2017

Okay, I’m in love with this Christmas Tree Swiss Edging!  As the holidays approach I don’t always have time for a labor intense dress and this dress proves that you can have awesome without handwork or smocking.  I used pattern #146, featherwale corduroy and made a slight variation […]

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Oct 28 2017

Need a daygown for a baby’s first Christmas?  Here is something sweet and simple for that special little one using pattern #101, red micro gingham, and Swiss edging.  Adding an overlay is one of the easiest ways to dress up an outfit and we have a simple tutorial […]

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Oct 26 2017

A look at my studio this morning with a holiday color pallet to inspire you.  I’ve been busy the past few weeks working on several new samples.  The daygown and dress will be featured in the next few days with short tutorials for making simple changes to two […]

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Oct 25 2017

“Made by Elizabeth Thetford for my grandson. I used imperial broadcloth for the romper and imperial batiste for the collar. The collar has a little chick insertion and is trimmed with Swiss trim. I shamelessly copied and bought all supplies from Beth’s Heirloom Sewing in Wetumpka!” Thank you […]

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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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