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Jul 3 2017

For a limited time you will find #120 on sale in our Etsy shop for only $8.00.  A favorite pattern that I enjoyed making for my grandchildren and the comfy fit made it a favorite with them as well. Buying through Etsy makes our patterns available to our overseas […]

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Jun 30 2017

Needle ‘n Thread As a fan of Mary Corbet’s blog Needle ‘n Thread I couldn’t resist sharing a link to this wonderful post.  For the embroidery enthusiast this is a great place to go for tutorials and inspiration. needlenthread.com I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Michie’

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Jun 24 2017

  Here is a basic dress for Summer with a little twist.  Horizontal stripes for the dress bodice.  Not only is it unexpected, it also adds some fun.  And what could be more fun than smocked “Kiawah Crabs” by Laura Jenkins Thompson?  I adapted pattern #146 by lowering the […]

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Jun 10 2017

What a happy baby!  Thank you Tricia for sharing with us. “My name is Tricia Johnson and this is my grandson at 3 months. I used the Jon-Jon pattern #137. I love to smock and sew!”

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Jun 6 2017

How about some Bishop Bubble inspiration for today?  Today’s outfit is made using pattern #142 out of Josue Dark Blue Tana Lawn purchased from The Sewing Room.  The fabric has a light weight silky feel, great for our hot summer days in the South.  A simple smocking design in […]

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Jun 2 2017

Pattern #110 is now back out of retirement and is available as a Printable pattern.  Great for dressy or casual wear, the shirt features a double breasted look with a choice of collars or a simple banded neck.  The shorts are super simple to make and comfortable for […]

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May 30 2017

So many memories are often tied up in our fabric scraps that it is often hard to part with them.  While dresses need to be passed on and photos are great, there is something special about touching the fabric itself.  Around age 6 little girls often have quite […]

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May 27 2017

Are you often a bit overwhelmed when choosing embroidery floss to match your fabric?  Me too!  Here is the easiest way that I have found.  Check and see if you’re lucky enough for your fabric to have dots or swatches of colors on the selvage.  These markings are the […]

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May 24 2017

We love and sunsuits, we love seersucker fabric and we love how Elizabeth Thetford combined the two.  Sunsuit pattern #123, piped in brown with brown buttons and a football applique’ made an adorable outfit for her grandson.  All supplies were purchased at Beth’s Heirlooms in Wetumpka, Al.  Thanks […]

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May 18 2017

Do you need a source for quality fabric and notions?  Do you need a shop that is not only a joy to visit, but has great service for online shopping?  Elegant Stitches is one of our favorites!  We have been doing business with them for the past 17 […]

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