Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A New Look For A Favorite Pattern

Sewing gives us the chance to be creative, so I always love taking a favorite pattern and giving it a new look.  Designed with a center pleat, daygown pattern #119, is given a new look with an inverted pleat.  And how is this done?  Just stitch the center pleat with the right side of the fabric together, instead of the wrong side as instructed in the pattern. 

Turn on your creativity and have some fun!


Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer Sale!

How about a Summer Sale?  Until the end of June all patterns and books are on sale buy 2 get 1 free!  Order any 2 as normal and on the home page click on "contact us" and let me know which free pattern or book you would like included in your order.


Friday, June 13, 2014

A Few Years Back...

A few years back, 36 to be exact, we welcomed a 9 lb. baby boy into the world.  We were really young, but we figured it all out as we went along.  Not having a second car, and a husband who worked all day and took college classes at night, there was always more time than money.  Not long before the baby arrived my brother-in-law surprised me with a sewing machine that he had bought for $7.00 at an auction.  Yes, that is right....$7.00!  Never mind that it was about 30 years old at the time or that it only did a straight stitch, I could now make curtains and other things for the house and our new baby.  When I was desperate for a zigzag stitch or buttonholes, we visited grandma's sewing machine. 

Just a reminder that we don't have to start with the biggest or best. 


Monday, June 9, 2014


Rummaging through the scraps and it all came together!  Perfect when there just isn't quite enough fabric.


Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Baby Gift

For a special friend, soon-to-be mommy, who is decorating the nursery in teddy bears. A sweet diaper shirt set.  The bear design can be found in the Heirloom Embroidery Book.



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