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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Oct 14 2015

With Christmas decorations starting to appear in the stores, it is time to start thinking of Christmas sewing.  This is one of my favorites and is a simple design for those new to smocking.  It also happens to be the dress that I made for my granddaughter’s first […]

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Oct 5 2015

#134 This picture was suppose to be of the little smocked romper that he wore to church Sunday, instead it is of his favorite toy, his feet. I think that he has springs in his legs! So if you want to see the romper it has to be […]

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Sep 29 2015

I am often asked about smocking on corduroy.  The softer featherwale corduroy works well and I am always pleased with the results.  Because of the bulk of the fabric, I only use a 40″ strip of fabric or less so that it will fit nicely into the garment. […]

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Sep 6 2015

Black is not a color that we normally think of on babies and toddlers, but notice what the color does for their complexions. The gingham binding around the sleeves and neck gives this bishop a fun look. Michie’

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Sep 4 2015

Need a quick smocking design for Fall?   The “Candy Corn” smocking design is a simple design and is very easy for those new to Picture Smocking. If you are running short on time, you can just smock three candy corn centered on the bishop.  Click here for the […]

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Aug 3 2015

A bit of inspiration for “Little Smocked Pumpkins” made using pattern #143 and #115. Michie’

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Aug 1 2015

Little smocked pumpkins suitable for a straight yoke.  If you are new to Picture Smocking or a little out of practice, this is a great design to start with!  Click here for the free down loadable design. Michie’

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