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Mar 3 2014

I can’t resist sharing the smocking design for these sweet baby bunnies.  A simple old fashioned look without overpowering your special little one.  Click here for the free down loadable design for the the straight yoke version, and here for the bishop style. I would love to hear […]

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Jan 9 2014

Before embroidery sewing machines were available, I enjoyed adding simple applique’s to my children’s outfits using a few basic tools.  A scrap of fabric, machine embroidery thread, “Heat n Bond”, and a heart shaped cookie cutter were all that were needed for this simple heart.  I set the […]

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Jan 3 2014

The “Tiny Hearts” smocking design works up quickly and is perfect  for those new to picture smocking. Click here for the free down loadable design. A few sketches just to get your creative juices flowing.  I’m leaning toward the jumper for our girl and I just happen to […]

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Sep 26 2013

Yes, you can sew piping to a pointed collar and it is incredibly easy! Pin the piping to the right side of the collar along the seam line.  Measure to determine exactly where the piping will turn the corner and mark the collar with a wash-away marker.  Clip […]

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May 28 2013

A little review for adding trim to a round yoke.  Whether it is piping, rickrack, or the loop trim used here, the technique is the same.  Using a small ruler, measure the seam allowance from the raw edge of the fabric and with right sides together, pin the […]

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May 20 2013

Just enough fabric from a past project.  Barely enough trim tucked away waiting patiently to be used.  And just the right buttons from the button jar.                                             […]

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Apr 24 2013

Just a little reminder, that after buying the very best fabric, and after spending many hours sewing that very special gown for that very special baby… a picture like this might be your very favorite! Michie’

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Apr 18 2013

How about double tucks to add detail to a plain bubble or dress front?  My article for making the tucks appeared in Sew Beautiful Magazine several years ago, and it was a nice surprise to see the article posted on their blog recently. The outfit is made out […]

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Feb 11 2013

Surprise!  I have the Easter dress ready ahead of schedule!  Last year I was sewing at the last minute and did not care for the feeling at all, but sometimes life just gets complicated.  The bishop style dress is made out of pale blue Imperial Broadcloth so that […]

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Feb 7 2013

For quick and easy loops for a bishop I sometimes use purchased bridal loop tape.  The loops are a sturdy elastic, but are too close together. Before stitching the placket in place, I baste the loop tape in place, stitching down every other loop so that they will […]

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