My wonderful helper in the States finally managed to sort through the latest batch of Kangas from Kenya and post them for sale on eBay! I really scoured the markets high and low to find the prettiest Kangas with the nicest “Jina” (sayings) on them, and I think you’re going to love what we’ve got! Included [...]
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Thanks to the talented Katrina Casey of Edelweiss Patterns and her wonderful blog, Threads Magazine discovered my 1958 Party Dress pattern and asked to feature it in the July issue! Be sure to pick up a copy to see the full feature, which includes close-ups of Katrina’s beautiful cummerbund-style sash and rosette. I was so [...]
We’re having a Spring Fling Sale here at S&S, and everything is 15% off through midnight Sunday, May 5! Please remember that Order Fulfillment is closed during this time, so all orders for paper patterns will be shipped beginning on May 6. ePatterns and eBooks, of course, are still delivered instantly. Happy Sewing!
This year is a very special one for those of us who love not only historical fashion but also all things Jane Austen. 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice, and this year’s tour (September 13-21) is chock-full of Austen delights. Beginning in Bath at the opening of the Jane Austen Festival, [...]
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.