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Classic: \’kla-sik\ adjective Serving as a standard of excellence: of recognized value. Traditional, Enduring. reference: Webster’s Dictionary We describe our designs as “classic” and are inspired by vintage styles from the 1940’s through the 1970’s. Our patterns are intended not only to provide garments for today, but also for […]Read More
Blue and white, always pretty and sweet. Whether on the bishop bubble #142 or on the bishop dress #143, the smocking design presents well without being overpowering. The smocking design is still in the works, but in the meantime another design could be used. And the variation? Simply […]Read More
Sometimes a project needs something bolder than delicate embroidery. Fabric paint, heart stencils, and Cotton Pearl #5 embroidery thread were perfect for a Valentine’s Day apron. Since I used what I had on hand for the project, which did not include heart stencils, I used heart cookie cutters and freezer […]Read More
We are happy to announce that we have added two new patterns to our collection! #142 is a bishop bubble and #143 is an updated version of our popular bishop dress pattern which now includes a angel sleeve. Both patterns include clear instructions and illustrations, along with a […]Read More
Before pleaters for smocking became popular in the mid 1980’s, we pleated the fabric by hand. Since recent changes in the sewing industry have made pleaters harder to find, it is time to look back at this method. Patterns that called for smocking had dots that were transferred to the […]Read More