Jan 22 2016

  Look how much our girl has grown!   At 5 years old, which I have been informed is a big girl, she is still loving dresses made by Nana.  The dress is made out of Featherwale corduroy and is smocked with “Little Foxes” a design which is still […]

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Jan 19 2016

We are now ready to add the lace band to the sleeve! 1. Sew two rows of gathering threads 3/8″ and 6/8″ from the bottom edge of the sleeve.  Mark the center of the entredeux and the fabric and pin.  Mark halfway between the center and ends of […]

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Jan 4 2016

I often find unexpected treasures at our local fabric shop when popping in for a spool of thread. White dotted Swiss caught my eye and once I touched it I knew it had to come home with me.  This is not the stiff dotted Swiss most of us […]

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Dec 20 2015

The Christmas dress was ready for church this morning and pattern #146-L is off to the printers.   For this year’s dress I chose a beautiful black Featherwale corduroy, purchased trim, and smocking with beads.  Very classic and appropriate for a five year old. #146-L We will now […]

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Dec 4 2015

My issue of Classic Sewing Magazine arrived in the mail and I beyond thrilled to have an original smocking design featured along with the two newest patterns!  And how is the premiere issue you might be wondering.  Just fabulous.  No other words are needed. 🙂  The magazine is […]

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Nov 17 2015

Our newest pattern #146-S is ready to ship!   We have added a sweet little dress with a smocked insert or a plain yoke to our collection.  You will also notice …….. “drum roll please” ….. short OR long sleeves!  Sizes 3 – 24 month are included in the […]

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Nov 13 2015

Inspiration for your Christmas sewing. Michie’  

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Nov 7 2015

A few years ago the challenge for Sew Beautiful Magazine was ‘Ribbon.’  I remember as this was announced, Anna and I looked at each other in horror!  I was writing the ‘For the Boy’s’ column at the time and there was no way we were going to able […]

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Oct 14 2015

With Christmas decorations starting to appear in the stores, it is time to start thinking of Christmas sewing.  This is one of my favorites and is a simple design for those new to smocking.  It also happens to be the dress that I made for my granddaughter’s first […]

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Sep 13 2015

Pattern #130-S is on our discontinue list and supplies are running low! The dress may be left plain or finished with tiny tucks and delicate embroidery on the front. The neck opening may be finished with a simple band or a Peter Pan collar featuring piping, faggoting, or lace. […]

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