My niece, Neko, loves dresses and has fairly expensive taste. It is a good thing her auntie can sew. I had lucked out last year and found 10 yards of green taffeta for just $1.00 a yard. I bought all of it just waiting for the right pattern to come along, so when I came […]
We wish you a beautiful Christmas and Happy 2013! Order Fulfillment is on vacation through January 1st, so any orders placed in the next ten days will be shipped on the 2nd. We do have our annual end-of-year sale coming up on December 26, so stay tuned! (Remember that ePatterns and eBooks are available at […]
Just a friendly reminder that Order Fulfillment shuts down over Christmas and New Year’s, so if you’d like to have anything shipped prior to January 2nd, please order by 10am Eastern Time Friday (21st). Thanks, and have a wonderful Christmas and beautiful 2013! Warmly,
I sent two more batches of Kanga fabric to the States with friends this year (hurrah for donated checked luggage!). I’ve listed about a dozen on eBay this weekend and will continue to list more into next week until they’re all up. These make wonderful Christmas gifts! Kanga (CAHN-ga) cloths provide a lot of the […]
Took a wee bit longer than I'd hoped to get us back up and running, but here we are! I hope you'll find the new site easier to navigate and easier on the eyes as well.
When I created the Ladies’ 1958 Party Dress pattern, I knew my girls would want their own dresses to match! Because I’ve had a lot of requests for patterns easy enough for beginners, I’ve kept this pattern as simple as the adult version. Perfect for mother-daughter dresses!
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Thank you to everyone who voted, commented, and shared the images over on Facebook Sunday and Monday. It was fun to watch the tally, as people took sides and gave their reasons for their favorite image. In the end, this photo was the clear winner with 126 likes and 43 comments.
I’ve had many requests from customers for an easy dress pattern that even a beginner could tackle. When the 1950s won my fashion era poll in late 2010, I decided to create something that would provide glamorous results without tears for beginners and also satisfy long-time vintage fashion enthusiasts. I hope this pattern fills the bill!
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I finally got the photos back from my amazing photographer, Steve Anderson, who did the shoot in Nairobi four weeks ago. I’m thrilled with the results and have to narrow down to one iconic image for the pattern cover, so I need your help!
We shot photos this weekend for my new Ladies’ 1958 Party Dress pattern, inspired by Ruth Orkin’s iconic “American Girl in Italy” from 1951. When my husband saw the original shot, he said, “Honey, that is the perfect setup for your new pattern!” Of course, Orkin didn’t set up the original–she just caught it as […]
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