Nov 20 2017

  I have fallen in love with making bishop dresses! Your pattern is a perfect fit.  I was a little nervous about using navy as I thought it might overwhelm the child, but to my delight I think she looks just fine. Thank you as always, Alison Brim […]

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Nov 16 2017

I love snowmen because they are suitable well past the holidays.  “Jolly Snowmen” by Mollie Jane Taylor has been one of my favorite smocking designs for years and is super cute on our Jon-Jon pattern #137 made from black Featherwale corduroy.  And here is a little smocking tip. […]

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Nov 12 2017

Because we just love smocking, we have added several of our favorite smocking designs and other items to our website!  Smocking plates, pleated inserts, baby cording and our Smocking Kit will not only help meet your smocking needs, but also makes great gifts for the holidays. ∼ Michie’  

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Nov 2 2017

A customer recently asked about the floss colors used on this bishop that I posted about several years ago.  I had to do a bit of research since my memory doesn’t go that far back, so here you go.  The pattern is #143, the smocking design is included […]

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Oct 2 2017

I’ve had several questions lately about the availability and price of pleaters.  So we did some research and here is what we found out.  During the past few years, when I was not paying attention because I had a good working pleater, they have become harder to find […]

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Sep 25 2017

Thought I’d share some inspiration for cooler weather sewing.  Pattern #138 made from pale blue pique’ and smocked with Little Memories “What a Zoo”, which is now available in our Etsy Shop. I’ll share a smocking tip.  You will notice on the original smocking design, there are three […]

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Sep 23 2017

“My name is Cathy Rogers. These are hand smocked jon jons using pattern #137. It’s always interesting trying to get the inserts in correctly. Love the pattern! Thanks” Great job Cathy!  We don’t see any room for improvement.  My personal favorite is the blue smocked crabs.  We normally […]

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Sep 11 2017

We’re happy to announce some new additions to our product line.  With smocking being one of my passions, doesn’t it just make sense that we would add some smocking supplies to our product line?  We have some of my favorite smocking plates available along with pleated inserts and smocking […]

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Aug 29 2017

I pulled out some samples to display in the studio for some inspiration.  These four are among my favorites and all four happen to have smocking.  Here are the links to the patterns and the smocking designs if you are curious.  Some of the designs are free!  ∼ […]

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Aug 21 2017

Floral prints and smocking have always been a great combination and are super popular this season, so we were excited when we spotted this adorable dress at Peanut Butter-n-Jelly Kids.  Made with pattern #146 and smocked with a simple geometric design…how inspiring!  Do you love florals as much […]

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