Snap Tape Hints

Snap Tape Hints

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 […]
October 09, 2017 by Creationsbymichie Admin
Candy Corn Smocking From Issues Past

Candy Corn Smocking From Issues Past

This is the photo that popped up in Martha Pullen’s newsletter this morning.  The photo brought back some really fun memories of Anna and I taking the little guy for his first photo shoot.  Six years ago he was learning to sit up, this week he is touring […]
October 07, 2017 by Creationsbymichie Admin
Customer Creation

Customer Creation

“I just want to share the dress I made using your pattern #127.  I decided to put a lace piece on top of the yoke and hem. “∼ Zanna van der Merwe What a great variation for pattern #127.  Thank you for sharing Zanna, your work is fantastic! ∼ […]
September 27, 2017 by Creationsbymichie Admin
Not All Animals Were Needed

Not All Animals Were Needed

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 […]
September 24, 2017 by Creationsbymichie Admin
Customer Creation

Customer Creation

“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 […]
September 22, 2017 by Creationsbymichie Admin
Fabric By Mail

Fabric By Mail

We had been trying to arrange a trip back to The Sewing Room, but sadly we just couldn’t get our schedules worked out.  And so, off to the computer I went to fabric shop.  I ordered my fabric on Thursday during my lunch break on the back porch […]
September 19, 2017 by Creationsbymichie Admin
What I’m Working On Today

What I’m Working On Today

I find it funny that as we are experiencing our first cool Fall weather, I’m working on an outfit for the Spring issue of Classic Sewing Magazine.  After working with magazines for almost 20 years, I have finally got into the swing of working out of season.  And […]
September 14, 2017 by Creationsbymichie Admin
New Smocking Supplies

New Smocking Supplies

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 […]
September 10, 2017 by Creationsbymichie Admin
Tags: Smocking