Monday, February 28, 2011

More New Fabrics

These beautiful coodinates arrives at the shop on Monday! Aren't they fun?! There are so many options for little girls' outfits with these fabrics...we can't wait to see your creations!

We also received the Mary Kathryn Barton patterns, some of which were featured in the "White Issue" of "Sew Beautiful."
A little reminder: Easter is 7 weeks away! Time to begin sewing if you haven't already! (Hint to me!!!)

Friday, February 25, 2011

They're Here!

The two laminated fabrics that we ordered at market in January arrived this past week!
I (Jennifer) cannot wait to make my Little Guy a rain jacket from the bicycle print! I love the gray! I plan to use the Oliver + S School Days Jacket & Coat Pattern. I have never made this before or sewn on laminate. I searched the internet for some tips and found two different sites. I am sharing those links with you at the end of the post.

For little girls, I think the daisy print would be precious in a rain jacket but I can also see a darling poncho!!! How fun would that be?! We will be on the look-out for a poncho pattern but I think you could probably find a vintage one online somewhere.
Don't forget to check out the links below. The one from Michael Miller fabrics is from a post on making a splat mat which is another fun use of this fabric! I included it because they give get tips for sewing laminated fabric.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Reversible Dress

If you remember, one of the patterns we got at market in January was the Trisha's Treasures "Exchange Dress" which is a drafting guide for the Children's Corner "Lucy". The two pictures above show Rose's dress spring dress using the Exchange Dress pattern. It is totally reversible so her granddaughter has 2 dress in cute is it?! On one side, she appliqued flowers and on the other, a bunny.
We still have a few copies of the pattern available, and can get more, of course. Call or email the shop for yours!

Matching Outfits

A Little Something for A Sister and Brother...

This sweet vintage-inspired outfits were made from Carol and Christopher Baby Dress, Bubble Two-Piece Suit, and Diaper Shirt Pattern by Lyn Weeks Designs. The pattern, many fabric choices, and notions are available in the shop. Come by or call to to yours!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011



Many of you remember our dear friend, Pat Calloway, who passed away on January 9th. Pat had such a loving spirit, and offered her friendship freely. When my husband Wayne was ill, she volunteered in the shop so that it would be easier for me to spend more time at home with him. She was always ready to give advice and share her sewing skills with everyone.

Pat lovingly created beautiful garment after garment for her fourteen grandchildren, and in the past few years, for her two beloved great grandchildren. Many knew that Pat had rheumatoid arthritis, but no one ever heard her complain. She was a wonderful example for all of us.

We hope that all who knew Pat will be able to join us on Wednesday, February 9th, for a celebration of Pat’s life and her friendship to all of us. We will have on display many of Pat’s lovely creations. Members of her family will be here; please stop by and let the family know how much Pat has meant to us.

Mary Strickland



DOTHAN, AL 36303

Wednesday, February 9th

5:30-7:30 PM

RSVP 334-793-8233