Sep 18 2017

Cooler weather calls for heavier fabrics such as twills and corduroys and both make adorable jumpers.  Our Jumper pattern sews up quickly, is fully lined and is reversible! For a limited time, #140-S and #140-L are listed at a great sale price.  Available as a traditional pattern or […]

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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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Aug 21 2017

Floral prints and smocking have always been a great combination and are super popular this season, so we were excited when we spotted this adorable dress at Peanut Butter-n-Jelly Kids.  Made with pattern #146 and smocked with a simple geometric design…how inspiring!  Do you love florals as much […]

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Aug 15 2017

“These are jumpers and blouses made from your pattern #140L. I added ruffles for cuteness and extra length! The Hello Kitty embroidered one was worn for the first day of kindergarten and for school pictures. Cheryl Clapp, CA” Thank you for sharing Cheryl.  Your work is inspiring! Michie’

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Aug 11 2017

As promised we are going back through our files and pulling many of our patterns out of retirement.  Patterns #124-S and #124-L are now available as Printables on our website or in our Etsy shop.  Sweet little dresses with a touch of embroidery and lace for your special little girl. Michie’

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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 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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