Thursday, April 25, 2013

Vintage Rose Smocked Natalie Dress In Sew Beautiful Magazine

I squealed with excitement when
I received this in the mail the other day!

That's my name!

You see, I love the "Vintage Natalie" pattern
that Janet Gilbert designed for Sew Beautiful.

You can order the pattern on the Martha Pullen website. 

I made this version for the First Day Of Third Grade.

And I made this version for Ahnalin's 8th birthday.

I love this pattern!!

So, I had the idea to add smocking
to the waist. 
It combined my passion for smocking 
with my love of this amazingly versatile pattern.

I designed the smocking and wrote the instructions
and you can find them in the May/ June issue of Sew Beautiful Magazine.  

You will also receive the pattern for this 
darling romper designed by my favorite designer,
 Janet Gilbert!

This is my favorite part of the whole magazine.

This is the page that made me cry.

You see, I learned how to smock through
reading Sew Beautiful Magazine.

The talented artists on this page, 
and others who have contributed to the magazine,
have been my mentors over the past several years.

They have been encouraging and so willing
to share their knowledge. 

To see my photo next to these photos
was a dream-come-true!

And now, enough of my teary gushing.
I had better get back to setting up my new sewing room
and work on my next designs! 

Happy Sewing!


Helen Moore said...

Well done! Congratulations on your hard work and talents.

Ladette Kerr said...

Congratulations to you Sivje!! You so deserve it! You are such an amazing and talented seamstress!

Jane Steen said...

Yay Sivje! It's wonderful to see you in the magazine. You deserve every mention.

Mrs. Bianca said...

Hooray, hooray! I'm so very glad this happened for you! Congratulations!

Jenny Jo said...

Congratulations, Sivje!!

Saint Nolt Sews said...

Congrats! Keep up the great work!

Joy Waggener said...

That's so WONDERFUL, Sivje! The Nevada County Fair sure misses your talent. Enjoy your new sewing space.

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Stephanie said...

Well I will just have to get that one now won't I. So happy for you and it looks like such a great bigger girl smocked pattern. Sadly Emily is not loving bishop dresses these days.

Karen said...

Congratulations! You deserve it! You always do such a wonderful job with your creations. Love the dress, too!

Bunny said...

Congratulations, Sivje! This honor is well deserved and your dresses gorgeous. Now if they were really smart they would use Ahnalin for a model!

Crys said...

Congratulations Sivje,I am so impressed and inspired by your talent!

Love, Crys

Ruth said...

How wonderful! I'm happy for you and so in awe of your beautiful work.