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Baby Girl Dress

Recently, I wanted to try more heirloom outfits.  I started by using the pattern Baby Dress by Michie Mooney. This is a very versatile pattern and can be used for about any heirloom dress you want to make.  She also has embroidery ideas included with the pattern which I have used before. This time I […]


It has been a very busy summer for my family.  In May, we took a family vacation to London.  My daughter made a spreadsheet before we left so we could add what sights we wanted to see while in London, first on my list: the Liberty store.  We arrived at 2am on Sunday morning.  After […]

Dog Days

My beautiful goddaughter got married at the end of April.  About 2 months before the wedding, the mother of the bride called and asked me make a “dress” for the bride’s dog, Wilma.  About two days later, she called and asked if I would make a dress for the bride’s sister’s dog, Greta.  The bridesmaids […]

Christening Bubble

A good friend needed a christening bubble for her grandson and I immediately thought of the Pleated Bubble pattern by Michie Mooney.   It is a classic pattern with three different choices for the collar, and, with easy to understand instructions, can be sewn together in a day. I traced the round collar design onto white […]