Nov 16 2017

I love snowmen because they are suitable well past the holidays.  “Jolly Snowmen” by Mollie Jane Taylor has been one of my favorite smocking designs for years and is super cute on our Jon-Jon pattern #137 made from black Featherwale corduroy.  And here is a little smocking tip. […]

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Nov 2 2017

A customer recently asked about the floss colors used on this bishop that I posted about several years ago.  I had to do a bit of research since my memory doesn’t go that far back, so here you go.  The pattern is #143, the smocking design is included […]

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Oct 31 2017

Okay, I’m in love with this Christmas Tree Swiss Edging!  As the holidays approach I don’t always have time for a labor intense dress and this dress proves that you can have awesome without handwork or smocking.  I used pattern #146, featherwale corduroy and made a slight variation […]

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Oct 28 2017

Need a daygown for a baby’s first Christmas?  Here is something sweet and simple for that special little one using pattern #101, red micro gingham, and Swiss edging.  Adding an overlay is one of the easiest ways to dress up an outfit and we have a simple tutorial […]

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Oct 26 2017

A look at my studio this morning with a holiday color pallet to inspire you.  I’ve been busy the past few weeks working on several new samples.  The daygown and dress will be featured in the next few days with short tutorials for making simple changes to two […]

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Oct 25 2017

“Made by Elizabeth Thetford for my grandson. I used imperial broadcloth for the romper and imperial batiste for the collar. The collar has a little chick insertion and is trimmed with Swiss trim. I shamelessly copied and bought all supplies from Beth’s Heirloom Sewing in Wetumpka!” Thank you […]

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Oct 23 2017

  I’m so excited to give you a peek inside Classic Sewing magazine’s Holiday Issue.  For my article, I chose tea dyed tatting and a simple embroidery design using pattern #119.  Wanting less holiday and more of a winter look, a color pallet of white, ecru and pale […]

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Oct 16 2017

We have admired Esther’s work for quite a while and are happy to share one of her favorite projects with you.  Click here to see more photos of her fabulous project. ∼ Michie’ “Thank you for the opportunity to share our creations with your patterns.  The one I’m most […]

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Oct 11 2017

We picked patterns #124-S and #124-L for our sale this month.  Available as Printables both on the website and in our Etsy shop, and priced at only $7.00 each these are great patterns to add to your collection.  Although pictured in pastel colors, what about a dress for […]

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Sep 25 2017

Thought I’d share some inspiration for cooler weather sewing.  Pattern #138 made from pale blue pique’ and smocked with Little Memories “What a Zoo”, which is now available in our Etsy Shop. I’ll share a smocking tip.  You will notice on the original smocking design, there are three […]

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