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Aug 3 2015

A bit of inspiration for “Little Smocked Pumpkins” made using pattern #143 and #115. Michie’

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Aug 1 2015

Little smocked pumpkins suitable for a straight yoke.  If you are new to Picture Smocking or a little out of practice, this is a great design to start with!  Click here for the free down loadable design. Michie’

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Jul 30 2015

Time to get busy smocking for Fall!  “Little Smocked Pumpkins” is great for those new to picture smocking.  To keep things simple, just smock three pumpkins in the center of the garment.  The design is suitable for a bishop style dress or a straight yoke.  Click here for […]

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Jul 21 2015

We were thrilled to hear that there is a new sewing magazine on the horizon and then even more excited when we were asked to contribute!  ‘Classic Sewing Magazine’ will be releasing the first issue in December which will be filled with inspiration, tutorials, and patterns for Spring.  […]

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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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