Friday, January 29, 2010

Shadow Work Embroidery Class Project

Here are the pictures I promised of the project for Sally's shadow work embroidery class. The class project is the dress but as you can see, the design can be adapted for a little boy's outfit very easily!

Sign up today! It's a very beautiful and easy way to enhance those precious outfits!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Shadow Work Class Dates

Sally has set the dates for her Shadow Work Embroidery Class! You don't want to miss this one! Wait til you see what you are going to create....I will post a picture tomorrow. The cost of the class is $45.00 plus materials which will be purchased at the shop. The dates are: Saturday, Feb. 6, 10:00-4:00; Mon., Feb. 8, 5-7 p.m., and Thur., Feb. 11, 5-7 p.m. for a total of 10 hours of class time.

Please pre-register for the class ASAP so Sally will know who is coming and we will have enough materials prepared.

We look to hearing from you!

Cuddly Dresses and Pants

How about a soft, cuddly dress or pair of pants for Valentine's Day? We still have cuddle cloth (minkee) in pink, red, white, chocolate, and light blue. The pink and red would be perfect for a little girl's dress for Valentine's Day. I know a little boy who LOVES his red cuddly pants! Paired with one of our tees, they are the perfect outfit for these cool days!
And don't forget, between now and Valentine's Day, you can get the pink and red 20% off!

Hope to see you soon....Happy Sewing!

Monday, January 25, 2010


Don't forget to sign up for our upcoming classes!

The Beginning Smocking Class has been delayed one week. It will begin THIS Thursday, Jan. 29 and will meet for a total of 3 nights. You still have time to sign up. Tami Stanford is the teacher. This plate will be used to learn the smocking stitches:

Tami is also teaching the other classes currently on the schedule.

The Beginning Sewing Class is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, from 10-2. The cost is $30.00 excluding materials. In this class, you will be using the following pattern:

This is a "girl" pattern but is easily adapted for boys! (In fact, I've made 3 pair of boy pants using this pattern and love it!) It also has a shorts view and is available in sizes 3mos. to 8.

Tami's Picture Smocking Class is Saturday, March 6. The time is 10-2 and cost is $30.00. Your project will be the following plate and you will need to know what size garment you plan to sew your insert into so it can be tied off before class.

Tami is also teaching an applique class on Saturday, February 20 from 10-1. Cost is $30.00.

Sally is also planning a Shadow Work Embroidery Class but we don't have the dates yet. If you would like to pre-register for that class, we will add your name to the list and contact you with the dates and time when it is set.

For all classes, please come by or call the shop at 334.793.8233 to pre-register. We ask that you do this at least one week in advance. If we don't have enough in a class, sometimes we have to cancel or reschedule classes.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy Monday!

Precious new smocked bishop pattern from

Creations by Michie

This pattern includes newborn to size 5 in one package.

Cute Ideas for Spring

This adorable twirl skirt from Sew Sensible is great now with tights and goes right into spring and summer with sandals and a tee! We have some wonderful coordinating fabrics coming in that would be perfect for this pattern!

The Sandbox Pant for Oliver+S is a great option for boys AND girls! For the girls, you could curve the front pockets and add a fun trim;
shorten to capri lenghth for spring and summer. Fabric options: solid
and printed twills and cottons.

Both of these "bottoms" would work well with the great tees we offer! Ask about them when you visit!!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Thank You!

Thanks for the wonderful response to our blog! We are delighted each day when we check to see how many hits we've had. Please continue to tell your friends about us!

We wanted to remind you that while we don't have an internet site, you can place orders via the blog or by email. We do ask that for security reasons, you email us your phone number so that we call you to obtain billing information. If you prefer, you may also place orders by phone.
Phone: 334.793.8233

Happy Valentine's Day!

Between now and Valentine's Day any fabric with red or pink in it, is 20% off. If the fabric has a heart in the print, it is an additional 10% off!

Since our last post, we have planned several Easter dresses. I have just counted and there are about 11 weeks to sew! Time to get started!!! Don't forget about those sweet boys too! Nancy Coburn's new Cameron pattern would be precious for the little guy in your life.

We look forward to hearing from you soon! Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010



Beginning Smocking: Thursdays, Jan.21, 28, Feb. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $45.00

Pants Construction: Thursday, February 11,
10:00-2:00, $30.00

Applique: Saturday, February 20, 10:00-1:00, $30.00

Picture Smocking (Stacking): Saturday, March 6, 10:00-2:00, $30.00

Please call the shop (334-793-8233) for more information and to sign up. Classes fill up!

We hope you're enjoying the blog. If you or your friends have one, please feel free to mention us!
Thanks and happy sewing and smocking!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Smocking Designs

8 Cute New Designs from Crosseyed Cricket!

Please Remember!

Please remember when checking our blog that we are new to this! When you are reading, please scroll down to see if something new has been posted and things are out of order. After I posted the Izzy & Ivy patterns, I realized that happened! I began that post a week ago, saved it, and posted it last night! I have just found where I can change the post date! I told you this is a learning process!

Thank you so much for checking in with us! We are so excited to already have so many hits!

Happy sewing!

Monday, January 4, 2010

No matter how many times you read something, you are bound to make a mistake! I'm sure you caught it already and realize what I was trying to say: "....Easter is April 4th and it's never too EARLY to start sewing!"

New Patterns

Stop in to see this new line of girls' patterns! Here's a sneak peek at some of the designs:

Precious! They are already flying out as quickly out!

Remember, some new fabrics will be arriving VERY soon!!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Something new this year......a blog!

Welcome to our blog! We hope to post updates about new merchandise, trunk shows and events, and sales here. It is our hope that you will save us under your favorites and check in frequently. Please be patient with us as we forge into this new venture!

Annual 1752 Company Lace Show

This Friday and Saturday, January 8 and 9, 2010, the Smock Shoppe will welcome Elizabeth from The 1752 Company. In her trunk show, Elizabeth will have the exquisite English netting laces, as well as some beautiful antique laces, fabrics and other specialty pieces. This is the perfect time to begin planning for Easter and spring pageants......Easter is April 4th and it's never too busy to start sewing!

The Maja's Heirlooms Trunk Show is still hanging in the shop and we hope you will stop by if you haven't seen the wonderful designs she is offering in her line of patterns. Because of the late arrival of the show, she has graciously allowed us to keep it longer than usual. We love the pants in her line and there are many cute tops!

Maja's Sophie top pattern

After the 1752 Trunk Show, we will be attending the spring market in Birmingham. We can't wait to see what's new in fabrics, patterns, and plates to bring back to you!