Author Archives: MPC Staff

Mary Kennedy’s Colorful Summer Dress

Reader Jerry Roberts sent us these adorable photos of her granddaughter Mary Kennedy wearing her colorful new summer dress! Jerry used a new pattern, “Irby” from SB designer Sara Norris. Jerry tells us, I used two coordinating quilter’s cottons and chose to bind the overdress with orange polka dots to enhance...

Behind the Scenes at our School of Art Fashion Class

Sunday concluded a whirlwind week for us here at Martha Pullen Company – our July School of Art Fashion wrapped up after 7 full days of sewing classes, shopping, special events and more! (Not to mention, we were racing our final deadline for the September/October issue of Sew Beautiful.) But all...

Issue #132 Preview!

Since we’re finalizing our September/October issue, we thought we’d give you a little bit of a tease with a mystery preview! We can’t wait for you to receive this fun issue. Subscribe today, order issues online or look for SB #132 on the newsstand by August 31st.

A Custom Wedding Gown for Amber

Check out this absolutely gorgeous wedding gown made by one of our readers, Rebecca Cook of Plant City, Florida (click on the pictures for a larger view). Rebeca stitched up this masterpiece for the bride, Amber, a family friend who has grown up with Rebecca’s own daughters. The wedding was July...

Frannie Pattern Giveaway Winners!

Thanks to everyone to entered our Frannie pattern giveaway contest! We enjoyed reading all of your ideas and stories. Our two randomly selected winners are… Amanda Swanson and Sharon Kirkpatrick! Congratulations, ladies! Be on the lookout for an email from us so we can get a mailing address for you. Thank...

GIVEAWAY! “Frannie” and “Frannie’s Big Sister” **Comments Closed**

If you’ve read the July/August issue of Sew Beautiful, you already know – we have purchased the ever-popular, out-of-print “Frannie” and “Frannie’s Big Sister” patterns by Lyn Weeks, and we have reprinted these dresses as the newest addition to our Sew Beautiful Pattern Collection! In celebration of their arrival in our...

Emeline’s Diagonal Lace Christening Gown Dress

I was just thinking this morning that we could use something fresh and beautiful from a reader to share on the blog this week, when I returned from lunch to find this gem in my e-mail box! Cindy Farmer sent in these pictures of her size 3T daughter wearing this beautiful...

Two Summer Projects from Shirley

Today we have 2 pieces to share with you from the same very talented reader, Shirley Clark of Logansport, LA! Above is her take on our Toddler Two-Piece bathing suit (a free pattern in issue #130). Shirley stitched her granddaughter Shelby a pink seersucker suit and trimmed it with green rickrack...