Jun 4 2016

Wanting to learn to smock or just needing to fine tune your skills?  Our  ‘Beginning Smocking Book’ includes the numerous tips and hints that I have learned in over 30 years of smocking and is also the book I use when teaching. The book covers the basics of […]

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May 18 2016

Her smocked spring dress is so appropriate for her uncle’s wedding this weekend. It is a bonus that one of the wedding colors is yellow. Although she is not in the wedding, this dress would be adorable and very appropriate as a flower girl dress.  The dress is […]

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May 9 2016

I don’t have a pattern for a smocked to the shoulder dress, so I used pattern #131. I cut a piece of fabric about 42″ wide and the length of the yoke and skirt together. I pleated and smocked the yoke area and then using a small straight […]

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May 5 2016

It’s hard to believe that it has been 5 years since I mailed a Dedications dress to Arizona for our first grandchild.  What a thrill for any grandmother and within a week of the dedication our second grandchild arrived!  I don’t have enough words for how our family […]

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May 1 2016

Few things thrill us more than when you send us pictures of your completed projects, and when the project is modeled on your little ones, well there just aren’t enough words!  We would like to give a special thanks to Maryke for sharing her photo of her twin […]

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Feb 23 2016

Have you noticed how early Easter is this year?  Yikes!  I always enjoyed having a  smocked Easter bonnet ready for nippy weather.  Besides being adorable they make a wonderful keepsake for Mommy to save.  They are simple to make and work up quickly.  The directions along with a […]

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Jan 22 2016

  Look how much our girl has grown!   At 5 years old, which I have been informed is a big girl, she is still loving dresses made by Nana.  The dress is made out of Featherwale corduroy and is smocked with “Little Foxes” a design which is still […]

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Dec 20 2015

The Christmas dress was ready for church this morning and pattern #146-L is off to the printers.   For this year’s dress I chose a beautiful black Featherwale corduroy, purchased trim, and smocking with beads.  Very classic and appropriate for a five year old. #146-L We will now […]

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Dec 4 2015

My issue of Classic Sewing Magazine arrived in the mail and I beyond thrilled to have an original smocking design featured along with the two newest patterns!  And how is the premiere issue you might be wondering.  Just fabulous.  No other words are needed. 🙂  The magazine is […]

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Nov 17 2015

Our newest pattern #146-S is ready to ship!   We have added a sweet little dress with a smocked insert or a plain yoke to our collection.  You will also notice …….. “drum roll please” ….. short OR long sleeves!  Sizes 3 – 24 month are included in the […]

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