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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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Apr 7 2012

 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 […]

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Oct 14 2011

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 […]

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Sep 22 2011

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 […]

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Jul 21 2011

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 […]

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Jul 18 2011

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 […]

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Jul 7 2011

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 […]

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Jun 23 2011

I know that pictures are often a huge help with instructions. The Jon-Jon pattern is very simple, but turning the leg openings can be a little confusing. Here I have stitched together a Jon-Jon out of pale blue pique’ and lined it with white Imperial Broadcloth. I am […]

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Apr 1 2011

The pink dress in the previous blog turned out too pretty not to give you a closer look!  I used pattern #127 and drafted an a new lace and embroidery design.  Detailed lace instructions are included in the pattern. I had seen a dress in an antique store […]

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