Aug 18 2016

Occasionally I want trim on a sleeve with a bit more substance than lace and something more formal than rick rack.  Crocheting in entredeux is quick and simple and gives me the look I want.  Best of all, I always seem to have the right supplies on hand. […]

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Jul 28 2016

 I thought that I would share my most common sewing mishap. It is………getting those buttonholes straight! Don’t you hate when the outfit is complete and one of the last steps is where your big mistake happens? I have finally solved this problem by marking a straight line the […]

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Jun 20 2016

She calls it her “E” dress and is especially proud since this one was made by her Mommy.  Tiffany is pretty new to sewing, but you sure can’t tell by the fantastic job she did using pattern #136.  Anna assisted with the monogramming and I held her hand […]

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Jun 7 2016

I have been asked recently, “What is a Lace Shaping Board?”  A great question.  A Lace Shaping Board is a padded board covered in a thick fabric with two printed sides.  One side is marked to help with sizing a bishop style dress, while the other side is […]

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Jun 2 2016

This is one of my favorite sewing tips that I like to share!  One of the signs of a well made garment is how well the collars matches at the neckline.  I use my trusty little ruler, which is also one of my favorite sewing tools and a […]

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Mar 25 2016

What did I find inspiring today during our week of inspiration?  A 5 year old who wanted to make her own Easter purse on her toy sewing machine with a bit of help from Nana.  She was very specific about her fabric choices, how she wanted the fabric […]

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Feb 27 2016

Always on the search for good quality fabric that doesn’t cost a fortune I was looking forward to ordering some of the Lawn by Robert Kaufman.  Part of the new “Woodland Clearing” collection, it did not disappoint!  Vibrant colors and a 100% cotton that is so soft that […]

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Jan 14 2016

Adding a lace band to a sleeve is not complicated but the results are stunning!  So, let’s go through the steps together. 1. Cut one piece of lace beading and two pieces of entreduex for each sleeve band.  Starch and press. *Use enough starch to make the lace […]

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Oct 25 2015

It’s time for the boy to have a new quilt for his bed.  Since I find picking out fabric for a quilt a little overwhelming I had been putting the project off.  I wanted fabric that was masculine, like a man’s shirt,  like the ones my husband wore […]

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Aug 25 2015

What do you do when you start a project, put it down for a year and then when you pick it up again only to realize the girl has grown?  Add trim, of course! Michie’

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