Jan 9 2018

This photo popped up on Martha Pullen’s newsletter last week.  My heart skip a beat at the cuteness! I’m happy that I can share the link to my article for adapting a collar for bridging. ∼ Michie’ Click here for the article.

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Oct 31 2017

Okay, I’m in love with this Christmas Tree Swiss Edging!  As the holidays approach I don’t always have time for a labor intense dress and this dress proves that you can have awesome without handwork or smocking.  I used pattern #146, featherwale corduroy and made a slight variation […]

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Oct 28 2017

Need a daygown for a baby’s first Christmas?  Here is something sweet and simple for that special little one using pattern #101, red micro gingham, and Swiss edging.  Adding an overlay is one of the easiest ways to dress up an outfit and we have a simple tutorial […]

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Oct 9 2017

I love Snap Tape for several reasons. It is easy to find in the notions section of most stores that sell fabric, it does a good job of staying snapped, and it sews in quickly.  Notice that I said “quickly” and not “easily.”  Because there is not a […]

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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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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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May 27 2017

Are you often a bit overwhelmed when choosing embroidery floss to match your fabric?  Me too!  Here is the easiest way that I have found.  Check and see if you’re lucky enough for your fabric to have dots or swatches of colors on the selvage.  These markings are the […]

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Mar 9 2017

One of my favorite and most requested designs has been for the smocking design “Chocolate Bunnies” which appeared in an issue of Sew Beautiful Magazine several years ago.  I’m thrilled that Martha Pullen Company have posted the full article and smocking design on their blog!  Click here to […]

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Nov 10 2016

Good morning!  I just wanted to share a holiday version of the “No Smock Bishop”.  If you don’t smock or just don’t have time, the bishop style dress with gathered lace might be just what you are looking for.  You can click here for the tutorial. How is […]

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Oct 28 2016

Time for jumpers!  Our girl loves wearing jumpers and mommy loves that this one is reversible.  This jumper is made from orange pique’ and coordinating print using pattern #140.  I added that Kitten Pocket which is super simple to make!  I also like that the kitten face is […]

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