Jun 6 2017

How about some Bishop Bubble inspiration for today?  Today’s outfit is made using pattern #142 out of Josue Dark Blue Tana Lawn purchased from The Sewing Room.  The fabric has a light weight silky feel, great for our hot summer days in the South.  A simple smocking design in […]

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Jun 2 2017

Pattern #110 is now back out of retirement and is available as a Printable pattern.  Great for dressy or casual wear, the shirt features a double breasted look with a choice of collars or a simple banded neck.  The shorts are super simple to make and comfortable for […]

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May 24 2017

We love and sunsuits, we love seersucker fabric and we love how Elizabeth Thetford combined the two.  Sunsuit pattern #123, piped in brown with brown buttons and a football applique’ made an adorable outfit for her grandson.  All supplies were purchased at Beth’s Heirlooms in Wetumpka, Al.  Thanks […]

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May 5 2017

Virginia Roland sent us a photo of her lovely creation for her granddaughter’s first Easter using pattern #131. The bold print fabric is a refreshing change and Virginia mentioned that she found the smocking “relaxing”, something we always like to hear.  Great job and beautiful granddaughter Virginia! Michie’

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May 2 2017

Cool and breezy daygowns for Summer?  That’s what I featured in the Summer issue of Classic Sewing Magazine!  Little embroidered frogs on daygown pattern #128 with entredeux trimmed collars makes a simple outfit special.  The collar treatment is a simple technique for the beginner and complete instructions can be […]

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Apr 24 2017

What do we do with outgrown outfits?  We hand them down! I don’t like things stored away, never to see the light of day again.  I want them appreciated, but at the same time, used up and worn out.  After setting aside a few special garments, I have […]

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Apr 17 2017

Well, here is someone that got her Easter dress completed ahead of time!  Janet Davis sent us this picture of the “No Smock Bishop” that she made for her 20 month old granddaughter.  We love the fabric and lace that she picked out and are sure that will […]

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Mar 17 2017

Dedication Gown #112 We wanted to share the beautiful pictures that our friend Carrie sent us.  John is their third son and a miracle baby.  Diagnosed with numerous possible birth defects early in the pregnancy and born prematurely, John has continued to grow and thrive bringing joy to those around him. […]

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Mar 9 2017

One of my favorite and most requested designs has been for the smocking design “Chocolate Bunnies” which appeared in an issue of Sew Beautiful Magazine several years ago.  I’m thrilled that Martha Pullen Company have posted the full article and smocking design on their blog!  Click here to […]

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Mar 6 2017

  Something elegant for baby boy.  For those who have boys and grandsons it’s easy to feel left out when it comes to hand sewing.  Having had three sons myself before a daughter, I know that feeling.  So with the challenge of not getting “frilly” I went for […]

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