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The Story Behind John Deer’s Vintage Lace

The word “vintage” is rarely used with machine embroidery today. Machines, software, and designs are all new. But, new doesn’t always mean better—especially when...

Perfect Peter Pan Collars by Gail Doane

Peter Pan collars have been used in children’s garments since the 1920s. The simple, yet elegant collar adds the perfect touch to any blouse,...

Farmhouse Four Piece

This ensemble by Gail Doane offers four great wardrobe pieces that you will enjoy sewing. The dress and top feature smocking on the front...

Crochet Trim Pique Bow Dress Video by Gail Doane

If you have ever wanted to add a touch of crochet to a garment, this project is for you. Gail Doane’s wonderful dress design...
Classic Sewing Spring 2019

New Issue Available!

Spring is the time when sewists start Easter and spring sewing. This issue is packed with patterns, techniques, and ideas to make your sewing fun. Three full-size patterns are in the attached envelope: a wraparound dress by Gail Doane, a classic blouse for women, and a lovely heirloom dress for girls from Children’s Corner. There are great technique articles on working with a wing needles, making your own insertion, and making your own lace. Projects for each technique are featured.

It’s time for spring sewing, and this issue is your treasure chest of ideas!


Gail Doane Sailor A-Line and Piqué Bow Jacket

This Outfit Is Perfect for Spring Days That Still Have a...

When it comes to tiny details and finishing, Gail Doane is the queen. This lovely spring dress, complete with rounded bow, is simply charming. The...

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