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Mar 2 2015

In my ever ending attempt to organize my buttons in a manner that keeps them grouped together leading to, “wow, here are the right buttons for the right project” I am trying small zip bags.  The little bags are intended for jewelry making and came packaged as 100 for […]

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Feb 26 2015

  It is always nice when the dress you envisioned turned out like you…envisioned!  A green gingham bishop style dress, trimmed with pink rickrack and pictured smocked bunnies.  Picture smocking works well on this style dress as long as you limit the number of pictures, which in this […]

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Feb 19 2015

Pattern #107 The  banded bubble,  is  a one-piece bubble with a two-piece  look.    Choose from two classic collar styles or a simple neckband.  Mock suspenders attach at the shoulders and at the front waistband. Collars may be trimmed with piping or embroidery.     Pattern #109 The infant […]

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Feb 16 2015

Spring will be here before we know it, so it is time to get busy smocking and sewing for my four-year-old granddaughter.  The bishop style dresses are still very sweet on her and the green gingham will give the dress a fresh look.  Ellen McCarn’s  “Precious Bunnies” is […]

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Feb 10 2015

We will be featuring a few patterns each week to show off our new look and share some sewing inspiration. A daygown is a lovely addition to baby’s wardrobe.  The pattern offers the choice of either a plain yoke suitable for embroidery or a smocked version. Three different […]

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Feb 4 2015

Classic: \’kla-sik\ adjective Serving as a standard of excellence: of recognized value.  Traditional, Enduring. reference: Webster’s Dictionary We describe our designs as “classic” and are inspired by vintage styles from the 1940’s through the 1970’s.  Our patterns are intended not only to provide garments for today, but also for […]

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Jan 29 2015

Blue and white, always pretty and sweet.  Whether on the bishop bubble #142 or on the bishop dress #143, the smocking design presents well without being overpowering. The smocking design is still in the works, but in the meantime another design could be used.  And the variation?  Simply […]

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Jan 22 2015

Sometimes a project needs something bolder than delicate embroidery.  Fabric paint, heart stencils, and Cotton Pearl #5 embroidery thread were perfect for a Valentine’s Day apron. Since I used what I had on hand for the project, which did not include heart stencils, I used heart cookie cutters and freezer […]

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Jan 16 2015

Valentine stitching from past and present.  🙂 Michie’

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Dec 30 2014

We are happy to announce that we have added two new patterns to our collection!  #142 is a bishop bubble and #143 is an updated version of our popular bishop dress pattern which now includes a angel sleeve.  Both patterns include clear instructions and illustrations, along with a […]

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