Feb 16 2018

  Never underestimate what adding pleats to a plain bodice can do.  This fabric is lovely and didn’t need a collar detracting from it, but it needed some interest.  A square piece of fabric about 5 inches wider than the bodice pattern piece, a quilters ruler and a […]

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Feb 9 2018

I fell in love with this Swiss Insertion on my last trip to The Sewing Room and could hardly wait to try it out with pattern #148.  The insertion was easy to work with and really dressed up an otherwise plain shirt.  Here are the directions in case […]

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Feb 5 2018

A picture is worth a thousand words and sometimes you just need a good photo.  I’m working on a linen outfit using pattern #148 and while stitching the bias band to the collar, it dawned on me that an up close photo might be helpful to many of […]

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Jan 15 2018

  Like to plan ahead for your summer sewing?  We have #121 in both traditional and printable versions on sale for a limited time.  Both the sundress or top and shorts are perfect for those hot summer days and make it special by adding your favorite embroidery design. […]

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Jan 9 2018

This photo popped up on Martha Pullen’s newsletter last week.  My heart skip a beat at the cuteness! I’m happy that I can share the link to my article for adapting a collar for bridging. ∼ Michie’ Click here for the article.

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Nov 27 2017

Question:  When do you use a lemon while sewing? Answer:  When you forgot to clean the iron and it left starch residue on your fabric. Not a lot of brown residue, but enough to ruin the garment.  I panicked and all I could think of was rubbing a […]

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Oct 31 2017

Okay, I’m in love with this Christmas Tree Swiss Edging!  As the holidays approach I don’t always have time for a labor intense dress and this dress proves that you can have awesome without handwork or smocking.  I used pattern #146, featherwale corduroy and made a slight variation […]

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Oct 28 2017

Need a daygown for a baby’s first Christmas?  Here is something sweet and simple for that special little one using pattern #101, red micro gingham, and Swiss edging.  Adding an overlay is one of the easiest ways to dress up an outfit and we have a simple tutorial […]

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Oct 9 2017

I love Snap Tape for several reasons. It is easy to find in the notions section of most stores that sell fabric, it does a good job of staying snapped, and it sews in quickly.  Notice that I said “quickly” and not “easily.”  Because there is not a […]

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Sep 20 2017

We had been trying to arrange a trip back to The Sewing Room, but sadly we just couldn’t get our schedules worked out.  And so, off to the computer I went to fabric shop.  I ordered my fabric on Thursday during my lunch break on the back porch […]

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