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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Feb 16 2015

Spring will be here before we know it, so it is time to get busy smocking and sewing for my four-year-old granddaughter.  The bishop style dresses are still very sweet on her and the green gingham will give the dress a fresh look.  Ellen McCarn’s  “Precious Bunnies” is […]

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Feb 10 2015

We will be featuring a few patterns each week to show off our new look and share some sewing inspiration. A daygown is a lovely addition to baby’s wardrobe.  The pattern offers the choice of either a plain yoke suitable for embroidery or a smocked version. Three different […]

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Jan 29 2015

Blue and white, always pretty and sweet.  Whether on the bishop bubble #142 or on the bishop dress #143, the smocking design presents well without being overpowering. The smocking design is still in the works, but in the meantime another design could be used.  And the variation?  Simply […]

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Dec 30 2014

We are happy to announce that we have added two new patterns to our collection!  #142 is a bishop bubble and #143 is an updated version of our popular bishop dress pattern which now includes a angel sleeve.  Both patterns include clear instructions and illustrations, along with a […]

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May 20 2013

Just enough fabric from a past project.  Barely enough trim tucked away waiting patiently to be used.  And just the right buttons from the button jar.                                             […]

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