The Latest News… March 2015 16



… to Gloria, Melodie, and Joan, the winners of the drawing for the printed versions of the “Mary and Laura” and “Carrie” patterns!

If you are interested in your own printed copy of these patterns, you can find them at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum.  Check out their online shop here!  




Have you seen our brand new line of patterns?  Well, just one so far, but I have several more on the drawing board that we will be introducing with our Victorian pattern series.  This line will include optional bustle pieces, draping, sleeves, collars, skirts, and more.  The extra options will make it easy for you to customize your own outfits by mixing and matching what appeals to you.

Another Chance to own a Thimbles and Acorns Cover Dress…

… while helping women in developing countries learn sewing and marketing skills so they can raise themselves out of poverty!  On Sunday, Liberty Jane launched another  special auction featuring the 18-inch size dress from our “Chemise a la Reine” pattern cover. If you’re interested in owning this dress get your bids in as the auction ends Sunday, February 22nd!  All proceeds will be going to support the “Sew Powerful” ministry.

What is “Sew Powerful”  Check out this video to learn more!   SewPowerful

Hmmmm…  this looks like a good place to hide a little give-away!  Watch the Sew Powerful Video to learn where the proceeds from our auction go, then make a comment below to be entered in a drawing for one of three of our unfinished wide brimmed straw hats!  We will announce the winner in next months newsletter.

First Impressions pattern is coming up soon!


Coming soon!

The instructions are written and the pieces are drawn, now it is just a mattern of making a few tweaks and taking a few pictures.  This dress is based on the stunning dress worn by Périe Bartholomé, in a portrait of her painted by her husband, the Impressionist painter Albert Bartholomé.  Do the pleats in the skirt send thrills or chills up your spine?  Never fear, this pattern will include two skirt styles, a pleated version for the adventurous seamstresses as well as a simplified unpleated version!  It will be sized to fit both 18-inch dolls such as American Girl and 16-inch dolls such as A Girl for all Time.  Look for it soon!


to everyone who helped make Eve’s sale such a success.  We have had a fantastic three years together and are looking forward to bringing you many more new patterns.


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16 thoughts on “The Latest News… March 2015

  • Sophie T

    I really like your idea of “designables”! They will add to the already great pleasure of sewing your patterns! Oh, the possibilities…

    I also can’t wait to see your new “First Impressions”. I see the skirt will be shorter than the usual bustle dress. Is it because it is designed as a younger girl dress, because it is meant to represent a later era (I see you use lovely Rebecca as your model), or just another reason I can’t think of?

  • Shari Post author

    I made the skirt shorter to represent the age of the dolls. However, it will be easy to lengthen for those that want to more closely represent the original 🙂

  • Beth Sherwin

    Do you mean the auction ends Sunday, March 22nd? The text says February. Love the new dress patterns!

  • Rebecca

    Love all the historical information you put in your newsletters. I’ve always loved history and am looking forward to the new patterns. The Sew Powerful project is a wonderful way to help and give back! Thanks for all your hard work!

  • Janine R

    I am looking forward to the First Impressions pattern. Your designs always set my heart aflutter and I would love to make this one.

  • Lorraine

    Absolutely love the impending First Impressions’ pattern. GORGEOUS! Your work is awesome. Thanks!

  • Melodie Hess

    Thank you so much for the patterns! I received them yesterday. If only I could spend all my days sewing. I so much enjoy your patterns, your newsletters and your Facebook page. And . . you also got me hooked on AGFAT . . . Thanks for everything!

  • Shari Post author

    You know I was thinking along similar lines… only I was wondering if the “Emerald City” was some sort of response to the poisonous Emerald green dye.

  • Margaret

    I love your patterns! they’re so inspiring. They make me want to sew! 🙂

    Inspiring video by the way.

  • Marcy Mahle

    Sew Powerful is truly helping the women of Lusaka Zambia not only learn how to sew but is giving them a way to earn a living and to help others. Great job.