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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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 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 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 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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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 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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