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Jul 17 2015

Our little friend was adorable in his smocked romper at his buddy’s birthday party.  Not only was he stylish and comfortable, he quickly discovered that it worked well for trying out a few baby steps.   By adding a sweater the outfit will be suitable into Fall’s cooler […]

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Jul 8 2015

Up-cycling is the new term we are hearing these days.  When I was a young mother with little money my mother-in-law suggested that I look at my husbands old shirts as a source of fabric for our little boys.  She called it “Using what you have on hand.”  […]

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Jun 18 2015

  Our newest pattern #144 is now ready to ship!  This simple classic design is appropriate for even the big boys and has been “daddy approved.” The pattern includes sizes 3 month to 3 year. The shirt has a collar and collar band, short sleeves, and buttons down […]

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Jun 10 2015

Pattern #136 A lovely dress for picking flowers on a Summer morning.  And of course every girl knows that the accessories make the outfit! Michie’

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Jun 9 2015

We wanted to share a link to the “Sand Pail” smocking design that I designed for Sew Beautiful Magazine several years ago.  The sand pails are a simple design so they make a good project for those new to Picture Smocking.  We would like to thank Martha Pullen […]

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May 27 2015

Rick rack is inexpensive and wonderful when used as a trim to add  detail to a garment.  But if you are a woman of a certain age, you might have grown up thinking that it’s main purpose was for hiding the crease made by an old hem line.  […]

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May 25 2015

What began it’s life as a Minnie Mouse costume has become a favorite Summer dress.  Pattern #131 with an added sash was the right style and the red polka dot fabric was purchased from the quilting section of the local fabric store. Michie’

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May 22 2015

When one of our team members was ready for a new sewing machine, a good machine, a machine you don’t have to fight with, a reasonably priced machine, this is what I recommended.  A Babylock “Rachel”.  Although I am not true to only one brand I find the […]

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May 12 2015

A bit of inspiration for a quick Summer project.  Although created as a slip and panty pattern #141 makes a great little sundress and diaper or panty cover.  What do you need?  Just some fun fabric and your imagination!  Shorten the slip pattern to whatever length you like, […]

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May 6 2015

It always thrills me to see the outfits that I have made passed down and worn by other children.  The smocked Jon-Jon was worn by our little guy 3 years ago for his first Easter and this year worn by his best buddy.  Smocking holds up well and classic […]

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