The Latest News… September 2015 12


September is here, the kids are back to school, and I have to admit I am looking forward to days with more structure to them.  This month, we are excited to share our newly renovated website with you, I hope you take a little time to look around and see what we are doing.  It is still a work in progress, as we continue to add to our history and sewing lessons and create more patterns, and tutorials.  There is so much we want to do, but I have to keep reminding myself that it is like eating and elephant… you take it one bite at a time!




Win a Lydia Doll!!

Join Lydia on a brief tour of the website to see what we have been working on.  Be sure to leave a comment at each stop for an opportunity to win a little gift; if you follow her to the very end, you can sign up to win Lydia herself!  The first stop is our Homepage, Look for her picture in the slider at the top and follow her instructions.


Gigot Sleeves Anyone?

This month, I have taking some time to visit the 1830s.  The dresses from this time period are the ones that come to mind when I recite Mary had a Little Lamb…  and with good reason since that little rhyme was first published in 1830.  Our newest pattern features the big puffy sleeves of the time that can be worn in all the glorious puffiness of the early 1830, or tamed down with upper arm bands for the more subdued look that followed Queen Victoria’s accession to the the throne.  The pattern should be available sometime on Wednesday!

Gigot Sleeve Pattern By Thimbles and Acorns

Gigot Sleeve Pattern By Thimbles and Acorns


Another  A Girl for All Time Pattern from Keepers Dolly Duds!

Next on the drawing board is Eve’s Double Cape pattern sized for A Girl for All Time!  The pieces are here, so we should have it available for you in the next couple of weeks!


So Much More to Come…

A Vintique Designs pattern sized to fit A Girl for All time

Our long awaited Civil War Shirt

Two more 1830s Dresses from Thimbles and Acorns… the sleeves, bodices, and skirts of this 1830s series will all be interchangeable, so you can have fun designing your own dress!



Congratulations Bee …

for winning the drawing for the two Civil War Kepi Hats!



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