Feb 232015

Smocked Lucy Class starting this week! Join us this Friday and learn how to adapt the standard Children’s Corner Lucy jumper and add the smocked panel.  Space is limited so call the shop today and reserve your spot (337.456.2364).


If you’re familiar with the Lucy pattern from Children’s Corner, you’ll remember that it’s just a basic A-line jumper.  Lezette Thomason of Children’s Corner revised the pattern and showed a sample with a smocked panel inserted into the front and a gathered panel  in the back. Sandra took this version of the dress and revised Lezette’s instructions.

This Friday, February 27th, Sandra will help you cut out your fabrics and pleat the insert. You’ll have a couple of weeks to finish the smocking and then meet back to add the piping and finish the dress.  So cute and so much fun! A great way to showoff some smocking but much easier and quicker than a full on bishop.

Price for the class includes both sessions and the pattern. Plus all enrolled students receive 10% off their fabric and notions needed for the class.

Jan 062009

For those of you in and around Tucson, Arizona
(or ya know, if you want to fly or drive here – that’s cool too!)

Who:  You!

What: Sewing party

When: January 22, 2009  6 pm

Where:  Melanie’s House

Why:  For fun, of course!

You may recall, when I did the craft show in November I had the pleasure of meeting Gigi.  Gigi runs the shop Pinks & NeedlesSandi Henderson used Gigi’s adorable handmade pin toppers in the photograph of her cupcake pattern.  So anyway, we got to talking and thought it would be fun to get together and sew up our own super cute, super fun cupcake pin cushions – and we’d like to invite YOU to join us for an evening of sewing, chatting, eating, laughing…FUN!!!!

The technical stuff:

We need you to RSVP by Jan 16th, please!

We will be making the Cupcake Pincushion pattern by Sandi Henderson.  (You can make something else if you’d like, I suppose!)  This is not a free pattern -so if you don’t own it already, let me know and I will order you one.  The patterns are $11.95.  You may bring your own fabric or I have a bunch of scrap fabric that you may also use.  (Of course, I have ton of fabric on the bolt too if you feel like buying something specific.)  I already have the filling – so you don’t need to worry about bringing that.  I only have one sewing machine – so if you want to bring your machine, that would be great!

Once you RSVP, I will contact you with directions to my house.  It’s going to be a fun night!  Hope to see you there  :-)