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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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Jul 3 2012

A playsuit for our super hot weather.  Made by pattern #123, out of my favorite blue gingham, and smocked with a simple geometric design which can be found in the “Beginning Smocking Book”.  Who says that boys don’t look good in bubbles? Michie’

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May 26 2012

It sounds like the last blog has quite a few of you all ready to sew gingham bishops!  And so there were a few pleating questions that have been sent my way.  The most frequently asked question about this bishop was, “How on earth did you keep the […]

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May 17 2012

“Let them eat broccoli!” would be an appropriate title for this blog!  Yes, we let the babies play outside, eat, and act like normal kids in their smocked outfits!  The smocking is durable and washable and I want these clothes worn out with love and memories. Pattern #132 […]

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Apr 16 2012

  First of all, a closer look at the white linen bubble that Christian is wearing in the new Sew Beautiful Magazine. The article in the magazine will give you step by step instructions for accurately marking the tiny tucks on the fabric which is the most important […]

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