October 16, 2009

New Pattern from Children's Corner

The Johnny pattern, from Children's Corner, sure brings back sewing memories for me. In the early '70's I made so many of these rompers for my son.

Until he was about 3 years old, I made him the short version. We called it a "John-John" romper. In the winter, he would wear a long sleeve button up shirt or pullover t-shirt under the romper, kneesocks on his legs and a Buster Brown hat.

As he got older, I packed away his kneesocks and starting sewing the long version for him. In those days, every time your child moved up a size in clothes, you'd have to go buy a new pattern. That was before the days of multi-sized patterns.

The multi-sized Johnny pattern is available in Size 3 - 12 months, and Size 18 months - 4.

I highly recommend finishing the crotch with snaps. It sure made it easier for diaper changes and potty training.

Johnny includes a pattern for a shirt or a blouse.

For more information and to order, click here.

Instructional Sewing Video

Do you need help with sewing the leg bottoms of a lined romper? Let Lezette Thomason from the Children's Corner show you how!

Sewing Video: Part 1 of 2 - Leg Bottoms on a Lined Romper

Click here to read more about the Johnny pattern and to watch Part 2 of the video: Leg Bottoms on a Lined Romper.

Australian Smocking & Embroidery - Issue No. 88

We do have the latest issue of AS&E in stock. All issues include full sized patterns, color photographs and detailed instructions. Order your copy today!

September 18, 2009

Sewing Inspiration

We have a real treat for you! Recently, we added several new photographs to our Photo Gallery.

In case you haven't had a chance to see them yet, I'll give you a sneak peak here. It will really be worth your time to take a few minutes to browse through the new photo slideshows on the website.

After years of planning and buying and saving lace, The Heirloom Senior Portrait Dress is a mother's dream come true. It is absolutely gorgeous! I hope it inspires you to also start planning an heirloom dress to sew when your daughter reaches her senior year.

View the photographs and read Debbie's story.

Is there anything more exciting than sewing for a first grandchild? Little Miss Charlotte is absolutely adorable in her heirloom dress sewn for her by her grandmother. It is so sweet, you just have to see for yourself.

View the photographs of Little Miss Charlotte's Heirloom Dress.

New Pattern and New Instructional Sewing DVD

I hope everyone had a great summer. Even though fall is almost here, it still feels like summer here in Alabama.

This is one of our busy times of the year in the shop. After Labor Day many of you are ready to sew again! We have received an exceptionally large number of orders, but we put in a lot of overtime and are happy to tell you that we are on schedule with shipping.

New Patterns and a New "How to" Sewing DVD

We have a lot of new goodies for you! Lots of new patterns that we'll be putting on the website as soon as possible.

Jane's First Day Dress

Martha Pullen has a new pattern in her Sew Beautiful Collection. Jane's First Day Dress is a sweet pattern for girls sizes 2 - 6.

It has several variations for differents look and can be sewn as either a dress or a tunic. The front of the dress and the collar are perfect for embroidery.

Click here for more information and to order Jane's First Day Dress. It is in stock and ready to ship.

Perfect Peter Pan Collars with Lezette Thomason

Martha Pullen Company also has a new instructional DVD that you will love.

Perfect Peter Pan Collars with Lezette Thomason will show you how to easily sew a perfect Peter Pan collar! All of Martha's instructional DVD's are excellent. This is one you will want to add to your sewing library.

Click here for more information and to order the Perfect Peter Pan Collars DVD. It is also in stock and ready to ship.

July 7, 2009

2 New Summer Patterns!

We have two new summer patterns for girls that you will love. Both of these patterns are fun and easy to sew! Both patterns are in stock and ready to ship.

Maddie's Tiered Sundress is new from Ginger Snaps Designs. This pattern is very versatile and you will find so many uses for it. It is a multi-sized pattern for girls sizes 4 to 12.

Tiered skirts are in style right now for girls and with Maddie's Tiered Sundress you can make a cool and trendy sundress.

When fall arrives, you can sew a pretty jumper with this pattern using Featherwale Corduroy!

Go to Maddies Tiered Sundress

Riley's is new pattern from Bonnie Blue Designs. It is an adorable play set for girls sizes 6 months to 6 years.

It includes ruffled tops, shorts and mid calf length pants. Detailed instructions and illustrations for quick and easy construction.

Go to Riley's