Sep 4 2015

Need a quick smocking design for Fall?   The “Candy Corn” smocking design is a simple design and is very easy for those new to Picture Smocking. If you are running short on time, you can just smock three candy corn centered on the bishop.  Click here for the […]

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Sep 2 2015

Our newest pattern #145 is now available!  A bubble with a plain yoke or smocked insert is a basic for sewers who love classic styles.  The pattern is available in traditional or printable form. Michie’

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Aug 5 2015

#121 The purple print sundress has been one of her favorites since I made it for her over a year ago.  Comfortable for our last hot days of Summer and just right for cooler weather with a shirt underneath. Michie’

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Jun 10 2015

Pattern #136 A lovely dress for picking flowers on a Summer morning.  And of course every girl knows that the accessories make the outfit! Michie’

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May 25 2015

What began it’s life as a Minnie Mouse costume has become a favorite Summer dress.  Pattern #131 with an added sash was the right style and the red polka dot fabric was purchased from the quilting section of the local fabric store. Michie’

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May 12 2015

A bit of inspiration for a quick Summer project.  Although created as a slip and panty pattern #141 makes a great little sundress and diaper or panty cover.  What do you need?  Just some fun fabric and your imagination!  Shorten the slip pattern to whatever length you like, […]

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May 1 2015

I’m always amazed at how a few changes can give a pattern a whole new look.  A pretty print fabric, pattern #131, and less smocking was just what I needed for a stylish yet comfortable dress. And what did I do? The skirt front was pleated as normal, […]

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Apr 7 2015

What a joy and privilege to sew for children.  A lot of planning and time goes into a dress made by Nana, but it would be hard to decide which one of us gets the most pleasure from it. She loved her bunny dress which made Nana very […]

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Feb 26 2015

  It is always nice when the dress you envisioned turned out like you…envisioned!  A green gingham bishop style dress, trimmed with pink rickrack and pictured smocked bunnies.  Picture smocking works well on this style dress as long as you limit the number of pictures, which in this […]

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Feb 19 2015

Pattern #107 The  banded bubble,  is  a one-piece bubble with a two-piece  look.    Choose from two classic collar styles or a simple neckband.  Mock suspenders attach at the shoulders and at the front waistband. Collars may be trimmed with piping or embroidery.     Pattern #109 The infant […]

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