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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Jul 26 2017

 Let’s admit it, one of the most aggravating things about smocking is stitching a beautiful row and discovering when you get to the second row that you were off a stitch.  Yes, no one will probably notice, but for the next 5 or 6 rows you will have to […]

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Jul 5 2017

We would like to thank Cheryl Clapp for sharing with us today.  Here is what Cheryl had to say about her beautiful creation. “Here’s the smocked bubble I made for my cousin’s daughter using your pattern #142 in a size 6 months. They loved it so much that […]

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Jun 24 2017

  Here is a basic dress for Summer with a little twist.  Horizontal stripes for the dress bodice.  Not only is it unexpected, it also adds some fun.  And what could be more fun than smocked “Kiawah Crabs” by Laura Jenkins Thompson?  I adapted pattern #146 by lowering the […]

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Jun 10 2017

What a happy baby!  Thank you Tricia for sharing with us. “My name is Tricia Johnson and this is my grandson at 3 months. I used the Jon-Jon pattern #137. I love to smock and sew!”

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