Planning to attend Titanic memorial events this year? I’ve pulled together vintage images from 1911 and 1912 to inspire you, and I’ve also got step-by-step photo instructions for a 1912 boy’s outfit. Enjoy!
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I’m delighted to announce that Sense & Sensibility’s creative order fulfillment gal, Heather (who packages and mails all your orders with her homeschooling family!), is now creating beautiful pinafores and pantaloons from my patterns for her new Etsy shop, Sew In Joy!
It has been fun to see responses come in to my recent pattern design survey. I closed it today and went through all the stats and comments, and what a huge array of tastes and preferences you have!
I sent out a survey link in my most recent eNewsletter and posted it on my Message Forum, but I think some wires got crossed somewhere, which left me with some jumbled responses. So I’m going to try this again with some illustrations to help identify the pattern eras in question.
Over the past 13 years, I’ve revisited patterns many times to make changes, correct errors, or add something to the instructions or illustrations. Most of these changes have come from suggestions made by my wonderful customers, and I always appreciate the feedback. As I’ve sewed for my growing daughters, I’ve started making notes on what needs tweaking, so there are some needed changes afoot!
My good friend, Casey, over at Elegant Musings is hosting a “Sew-Along” this month and into February. Lots of ladies get together to sew from one pattern and share the results. Casey took a poll, and my 1940s “Swing” Dress Pattern won! I was very honored and am excited to see the beautiful results that are sure to follow. If you’d like to join in, jump on over to Casey’s gorgeous blog for the sewing schedule!
I held the drawing for the Edelweiss pattern through Random.org, and the winner is marchsisterjo! Thanks so much to everyone who spread the word about this wonderful new pattern company. I am excited to see all the lovely comments for Katrina, and I know she’s off to a running start with her beautiful designs. It […]
I’ve had the privilege of encouraging many young women to learn pattern drafting and start up their own businesses, creating beautiful patterns of their own. A young friend of mine has just launched her new business, Edelweiss Patterns, and she’s produced a lovely “Liesl” dress pattern perfect for stage productions, dancewear, and more.
A customer wrote me earlier this year, asking for help with the ballgown sleeve in the Elegant Lady’s Closet pattern. She was having difficulty matching the underarm seams–finding she had “leftover” material at the top (or too little material at the narrow end of the sleeve). I discovered that the sleeve that ended up on […]
Congrats to marmota.b, winner of the Grace Kelly book drawing (see the full results HERE)! Thank you to everyone who blogged, Tweeted, or shared about a favorite Sense & Sensibility pattern. It was so much fun to read your posts and see what you’ve made. Stay tuned for more giveaways in the coming weeks. I’ve […]
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