Dec 17 2016

In the last blog I mentioned that the jumper was reversible.  I realized later that I forgot to attach the picture of the Christmas tree print side.  What can I say, it is a busy time of year.  Anyone else feeling distracted by the holidays? Michie’

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Dec 13 2016

Just like everyone else, I am often sewing at the last minute during the holidays.  A reversible jumper using pattern #140-L was easy to stitch up one afternoon and was ready in time for her Christmas party at school.  Red piping was added to give it a more […]

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Nov 1 2016

Good Morning!  We have loved reading your comments about your preferred paper for tracing patterns.  Like you, we have our favorite but that is only until we find our next new favorite. Let’s talk about what we trace those patterns with now.  For many years I have used […]

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Oct 24 2016

Tracing patterns is part of the process of working with patterns with multiple sizes.  Most of us would prefer to skip this step, but it is worth preserving the original pattern and it really doesn’t take much time.  Sewing does take time, even the prep part, but keep […]

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Sep 24 2016

Orange pique’, a coordinating print, and a pocket with matching trim went together nicely for a reversible jumper using pattern #140-S. A Sunday afternoon of sewing was all that was needed.  This jumper was made in a 6 month size for a sample, but once our girl spotted […]

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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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