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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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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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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Sep 23 2017

“My name is Cathy Rogers. These are hand smocked jon jons using pattern #137. It’s always interesting trying to get the inserts in correctly. Love the pattern! Thanks” Great job Cathy!  We don’t see any room for improvement.  My personal favorite is the blue smocked crabs.  We normally […]

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Sep 14 2017

I find it funny that as we are experiencing our first cool Fall weather, I’m working on an outfit for the Spring issue of Classic Sewing Magazine.  After working with magazines for almost 20 years, I have finally got into the swing of working out of season.  And […]

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Sep 6 2017

I’ve been experimenting with different color combinations.  Not to far out there, but something a bit more updated.  This is what I came up with for Pattern #148 with fabric I picked up from our trip to Joann’s.  How cute would this be for Fall with a  sweater […]

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Aug 31 2017

Have a little boy to sew for? Pattern #144 is on sale on our website and Etsy. Pants or shorts, this would make an adorable Fall outfit. ∼ Michie’

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Aug 29 2017

I pulled out some samples to display in the studio for some inspiration.  These four are among my favorites and all four happen to have smocking.  Here are the links to the patterns and the smocking designs if you are curious.  Some of the designs are free!  ∼ […]

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