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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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May 1 2015

I’m always amazed at how a few changes can give a pattern a whole new look.  A pretty print fabric, pattern #131, and less smocking was just what I needed for a stylish yet comfortable dress. And what did I do? The skirt front was pleated as normal, […]

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Apr 25 2015

We have been busy making changes and updating!  The website has a brand new look to make shopping easier, the “Collection” category will keep you inspired, and the blog is just one click away.  The website also links to Pinterest and Facebook so you can see what inspires […]

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Apr 23 2015

Just in case you are a new blog reader or haven’t memorized years and years of blog post, I thought I would share one of our most popular post.  I hope this gives you the confidence to try working with lace! Stitching lace insertion to fabric is the […]

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Apr 10 2015

  #121 Both the sundress and top button at the shoulders, while the round yoke offer a perfect place for embroidery, piping, or lace.  The shorts are easy to make and the dress features a flowerpot pocket filled with posies.  Sizes:  2-3-4-5-6   #123 The Baby Playsuit, for […]

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Apr 7 2015

What a joy and privilege to sew for children.  A lot of planning and time goes into a dress made by Nana, but it would be hard to decide which one of us gets the most pleasure from it. She loved her bunny dress which made Nana very […]

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