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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Aug 23 2017

We celebrated the first week of the kids being back in school with a girl’s outing.  Although we never need an excuse to shop for fabric, one kid will need a few things for first grade dress up days so we were on our way.  Tiffany, Anna and […]

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Aug 17 2017

We love Liberty of London fabric and The Sewing Room has a new shipment fresh off of the plane!  We are already planning another shopping trip there in the next few weeks and if our plans get delayed I’ll be doing my shopping online. Which is your favorite?  […]

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Apr 20 2017

This year our 6 year old asked for a puffy skirt and sash for Easter.  Always aiming to please, I was thrilled with a simple request and Tiffany had already purchased the perfect fabric from The Sewing Room.  I used a basic yoke dress pattern for the dress […]

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Apr 11 2017

Today let’s answer a couple of buttonhole questions.  First of all, these are recommendations not rules.  The tradition of which side the buttonhole goes on can be traced back to European gentlemen when buttonhole placement took into consideration what was most convenient for their valet.  So, if you […]

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Apr 3 2017

Buttonholes… the final step when finishing your garment and for many of us the most dreaded.  Why is that?  Well, for one thing there is a lot of room for error even with our modern machines.  Here are a couple of hints to help take the anxiety out […]

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Mar 13 2017

  Sometimes you nearly cry when your favorite pink jumper has gotten too short.  The jumper was brought to me to see if I had a solution.  There was no hem left, we eliminated that in the Fall when we went to a tiny hem and used the large […]

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