Bessie for Everyday

Nothing beats a classic style smocked dress.  The Children’s Corner Bessie pattern is a prime example especially when paired with this Fabric Finders pink and green floral print fabric. The great thing about this fabric is that you can smock it in pink or green depending on your preference.  For this dress, I matched the […]

Easter Sewing

Easter has come and gone, and I was very thankful it was late this year.  I created two heirloom dresses for two beautiful girls. For the first one, I used Chery Williams Wedding Ring Dress pattern.  The fabric is blue satin batiste with ivory lace.  I procratinated on this dress because I had not shaped […]

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 […]

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 […]