Author Archives: MPC Staff

Choosing Fabric for a Wedding Dress

At the beginning of the year, we encouraged our newsletter readers to take on a challenge and try something new. Well, I (Kathy) took that advice to heart and have bitten into a huge project – I agreed to make a wedding gown for my dear friend’s niece! I have a...

Doll Fashion Studio, finale

Just joining us?  Hurry and grab your copy of Doll Fashion Studio by Joan Hinds, right now from our store!  For this month, it’s 20% off for you! Hello all, It’s time to finish up our little doll dress, which is really quite easy. If you haven’t already torn your skirt 5-3/4 inches deep by...

Doll Fashion Studio Part 3

Joining us mid-month?  No worries!  Snag the book we are excerpting, Doll Fashion Studio by Joan Hinds, right now from our store!  For this month, it’s 20% off for you! On our last post, we created the lace side of our dress bodice, and I realized that since the bodice pieces are...

Last Opportunity!

You have only until January 31st to snag the 2013 Internet Embroidery Club (IEC) Membership  at the low rate of $49!   This locks in your price for LIFE! Beginning February 1st,  the price increases to $69. The Internet Embroidery Club (IEC) is a calendar year membership (January through December) providing...

Doll Fashion Studio Part 2

Hello again all. By now I hope you’ve had a chance to get a copy of Joan Hind’s new book Doll FashionStudio. As I mentioned last week, I’ve decided to make an heirloom version of the “Sunny Day Dress” on page 88. For my materials, I chose some colored lace edging...

Sew along with us!

As promised in this New Year, Sew Beautiful will be encouraging you to sew along with us, selecting one chapter each month from 12 different books. Our goal is not only to keep you stitching, but to introduce you to a variety of different ways to use your talents.  So it’s...

Fabric Applique Shadow-Work: Chick Designs

These appliqué machine embroidery designs use an underlay of fabric beneath the top main fabric to create a shadow appliqué look. Looking for more Easter sewing projects and ideas? Martha Pullen’s Online Store is your one-stop shop for all of your Easter sewing needs! Select Your Format Below. Zip files contain...

Sew Beautiful Patterns 2012

2012 Sew Beautiful patterns include an Antique Wrap Dress, a Belle Heir Striped Suit, a Bunny Baby Sun Top and Hat, a Stuffed Owl Pillow and more!