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Aug 1 2017

I made pattern #137 for my grandson, Mason. He wore it to his baby dedication service.  Loved this pattern. It went together so easily and quickly.  Thanks, Kim Ward We would like to thank Kim for sharing with us.  Notice that this little guy didn’t need frilly or […]

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Jul 29 2017

An unexpected move this summer resulted in a new studio space to work with.  When I say “unexpected”, it’s because I didn’t expect our home to sell on the second day!  My husband’s health finally brought me to the realization that it was time give up the yard and […]

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Jul 26 2017

 Let’s admit it, one of the most aggravating things about smocking is stitching a beautiful row and discovering when you get to the second row that you were off a stitch.  Yes, no one will probably notice, but for the next 5 or 6 rows you will have to […]

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Jul 19 2017

My copy of Classic Sewing Magazine arrived in the mail yesterday after much waiting and anticipation.  The magazine is full of wonderful ideas for your Fall sewing along with great articles filled with new techniques.  I always look forward to seeing how my garments have been photographed and how the article has […]

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Jul 14 2017

  The Sewing Room We have brought pattern #119 back!  #119 was always a favorite, but I wanted to add a couple of variations.  Now you can choose a plain, box pleat or inverted pleat for the front of the gown.  Sweet and simple, the gown is one of our easier […]

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Jul 5 2017

We would like to thank Cheryl Clapp for sharing with us today.  Here is what Cheryl had to say about her beautiful creation. “Here’s the smocked bubble I made for my cousin’s daughter using your pattern #142 in a size 6 months. They loved it so much that […]

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Jul 3 2017

For a limited time you will find #120 on sale in our Etsy shop for only $8.00.  A favorite pattern that I enjoyed making for my grandchildren and the comfy fit made it a favorite with them as well. Buying through Etsy makes our patterns available to our overseas […]

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Jun 30 2017

Needle ‘n Thread As a fan of Mary Corbet’s blog Needle ‘n Thread I couldn’t resist sharing a link to this wonderful post.  For the embroidery enthusiast this is a great place to go for tutorials and inspiration. needlenthread.com I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Michie’

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Jun 24 2017

  Here is a basic dress for Summer with a little twist.  Horizontal stripes for the dress bodice.  Not only is it unexpected, it also adds some fun.  And what could be more fun than smocked “Kiawah Crabs” by Laura Jenkins Thompson?  I adapted pattern #146 by lowering the […]

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Jun 10 2017

What a happy baby!  Thank you Tricia for sharing with us. “My name is Tricia Johnson and this is my grandson at 3 months. I used the Jon-Jon pattern #137. I love to smock and sew!”

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