Beth Smith

Original Sewing Expo

Let me just tell you about this! Earlier in the year I got an email or saw an ad or…

Class with Gretchen Hirsch Pt 2

Last week I gave just an overview of my three days with Gertie in Beacon, NY. Today I want to…

Every Day or Special Occasion?

I bought the fabric for this outfit a few months ago when Maggie, My Mom and I went on a…

Tie Bustles – Not just for brides

One of my favorite ways to bustle a wedding gown is with ties. This is often called a French Bustle,…

Sewing Fail – Graduation Dress

I asked Maggie if she wanted a new dress for graduation an she said she really did but was hesitant…


In 1999 we moved to Michigan from Pennsylvania because my darling got a new job. In Pennsylvania, for a few…

Sewing and Body Image

I’ve never been a person who felt very confident about my body. All my life I’ve been a little…chubby. I…

Prom 2019 – Maggie Edition

This dress took months. We started thinking about it in November. We found a pattern and chose the fabric and…

Sewing Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just a little over a week away. This, to me, is another excuse for me to get…

More Hems

A few weeks ago I talked about rolled hems, rolled hem feet for your sewing machine and their benefits. Today…

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