Author Archives: MPC Staff

Spencer’s Bubble

Today we have a sweet boy’s bubble to share with you from reader, designer and SB contributor Lillian Menzies. Lillian stitched this springtime suit for her grandson Spencer, size 24 months, whom we are sure will look handsome as ever in it! Lillian used a pattern from Creations by Michie, #102...

Jillian’s Easter Dress

Check out this beautifully stitched and smocked Easter dress, made by Sew Beautiful reader and friend Audra Kennedy! Audra sent us this picture of her gorgeous daughter Jillian wearing the “Alice Blue Dress” from SB Issue #114. Jillian spotted the original dress while visiting our Huntsville, AL School of Art Fashion,...

Jackie’s Two-Piece Toddler Bathing Suits

If you haven’t already gotten your copy of our “Blue Issue” (May/June #130) you are in for a real treat! We are so proud of this one, and have been thrilled with the positive responses. One of the most popular articles is our “Toddler Two-Piece” from designer Jackie Young, which is...

A True Family Heirloom

When Sew Beautiful reader Nicole Keating of Brookfield, CT shared a picture from the bodice of her family’s heirloom Christening gown, I had to see more and share it on our blog. The gown has been worn by over two dozen members of the family over the last 100 years, including Nicole’s grandmother...

April Designer of the Month: Jeannie Baumeister of The Old Fashioned Baby

Fans, we’re so excited to announce that, in this season best known for heirloom, our featured designer of the month for April is Jeannie Baumeister of The Old Fashioned Baby. Jeannie has been teaching, designing patterns and publishing under her business for nearly 20 years, and has been gracing the pages...

First-Time Sewing

Check out this very sweet picture that SB reader Sallie Nold of Summerville, SC sent us, showing her 7-year old granddaughter Eleanor sewing for the first time on Sallie’s Viking SE sewing machine. Sallie tells us: She was a natural at hand sewing…she took a piece of material and started making...

Alana’s Christening Gown

Remember Kathy’s robed Christening gown that we included as a free pattern in our November/December 2009 issue? Well, in that same vein, we’re excited to share this beautiful similarly-styled Christening gown with you sent to us by SB reader Heather Lirette of Handcrafts by Heather. Heather says: At my client’s request...

Inspiration: Sewing Projects from a Busy Mom

Patterns used for garments pictured above from left to right are: Sheri’s Cherries by Kari Mecca; Simply Summer Pinafore and Dainty Underclothes (pantaloons) by Kari Mecca; and Shelby Kate Summer Dress Collection View #4 by Bonnie Blue Designs. When Sew Beautiful reader Kelley sent us some photos of garments she’s made for her...

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Giveaway Winner

And the winner of our silk ribbon embroidery prize package giveaway is…Betsy Pepper! Betsy said: My first embroidery lesson came from my aunt who was appalled that at the ripe old age of 10 I had not sewn a sampler yet. NO, I am not 200 years old, this was in...

Giveaway Time: A Silk Ribbon Embroidery Package!

Tomorrow, we ship Issue #130 of Sew Beautiful (May/June 2010) to the printer; from that point onward, we’ll spend a few weeks in anticipation of its return as a finished publication. I think this is the most exciting part of putting together every issue of SB: getting boxes of the completed...