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Just because summer has already arrived doesn’t mean that the little people around here have stopped growing, so I have had to scramble to stitch up a few more warm weather outfits with growing room. I had some light weight cotton chambray that had been on the shelf […]Read More
Here is the promised tutorial for adding the lace edging to the collar. The lace gives the collar a soft feminine look and is easy to apply. You will need lace edging, Gimp thread, and white light weight machine thread First, cut out the two collars and linings […]Read More
It’s the little tricks and tips that we sometimes don’t even think about that give our sewing that nice finished look. Whether it is a diaper shirt or a bishop dress, a nice neat neckband gives the garment a professional look. Remember, that your neckband is always cut […]Read More
Here is the smocked elephant design! Inspired by a box of animal crackers! The Jon-Jon is made from white pique’, lined with white Imperial Batiste and trimmed with red and white gingham piping. I was able to cut the Jon-Jon out of a really odd shaped scrap of […]Read More
Since “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” I thought that I would share a few pictures while constructing a smocked Jon-Jon. The smocking design for the elephants are mine and will be available on the blog shortly. Anna and I wanted them to look like animal cracker […]Read More
We discovered really fast that Christian is most comfortable in diaper shirts, so at his request I got busy on another! How could I resist? The fabric was already in my stash and he is already such a boy that he needed a manly print. Once again Rex […]Read More