The Stitcher's Circle

Sewing-Along Together

in 2020

Pre-pleated

Kits so NO

Pleating

Required!

Membership closes April 1st!

Let's Get Creative Together!

The Stitcher's Circle is a group of creative sewists who love smocking and embroidery. Together we will be cheering each other on as we stitch 5 projects throughout 2020. Come join us for 1 or all 5!

Each Sew-Along will include step by step videos that will walk you through each step of the construction process. Scared of knits? No problem!

Our first project will be the May Garden jumper as pictured above and in the Spring 2020 issue of Classic Sewing Magazine. Yes, we are smocking on knits!

When & How to Participate:

Registration is now open for our first Sew-Along, the May Garden Jumper. We will be starting April 1st! Get all the details in the video below.

Here is What is Waiting for You

A welcome and explanation of the Stitcher's Circle
  • Handwork is the best.

Smocking

  • The Stitcher's Circle is a private and supportive community where you can get your questions answered and celebrate your sewing and stitching victories.

  • I will be hosting a Facebook Live session for each project so we can interact in real time and will be answering your questions in the Facebook group as we go along.

Have the satisfaction of completing your projects as we stitch together.

  • The May Garden Sew-Along will be our first Sew-Along and will begin on April 1st.

  • We will work at a slow and steady pace and finish the dress by the end of April.

  • There will be over 11 lessons with step by step videos covering each aspect of the construction process from choosing a fabric, to pleating the skirt, to binding the neckline and hemming the dress. But complete kits are available if you would prefer not to pleat!

  • The instructions are designed for people who are familiar with smocking. Check out my Learn to Smock Course if you don't know how to smock and would like to learn. May Garden can also be made with a gathered skirt. 

  • May Garden uses knit fabric and can be made with a sewing machine. Serger instructions are also provided but having access to one is not necessary.

  • The Stitcher's Club community and Live sessions will be hosted on Facebook so you do need a Facebook account to participate in the community aspect of the Stitcher's Club.

The May Garden Sew-Along

  • 5 Sew-Alongs throughout the year. Join for 1 or all 5.

  • The Sew-Alongs will consist of 4 lovely garments that will fit a size 3-12 girl and a surprise bonus project. The first Sew-Along will be the May Garden dress pictured above. The second will be the Honey dress pattern pictured below, (but a completely new design) the third will be a skirt, and the fourth and fifth are surprises.

  • The timing of each Sew-Along will be about every 2 months.

  • Step by step videos and blog posts walk you through each step of the construction process. The Stitcher's Circle is designed for those familiar with smocking; If you don't know how to smock, please check out my Learn to Smock Course and then come join us in the Stitcher's Circle, we would love to have you!

Overview of the Program

  • Sewing is Fun!

Dresses

  • All of the projects will include some type of handwork or embellishment; the Honey pattern for our second sew-along is an embroidery project.

  • The fabrics used will be a mixture of knits and wovens. Knits are easy, I promise!

Handwork makes every project special.

Welcome to the

Hi, I'm Lisa, the owner of Pink Hollybush Designs. I love to sew, smock and embroider. Creating a special garment for a loved one brings me such joy. I design patterns that are easy to sew and wear  - perfect for today's busy mom and active child. I would love to teach you how to make them. So grab a cup of tea, and come join me - we won't be rushed but will go at a slow and steady pace. By the end of the year, you will have 4 finished garments (plus a bonus project), made new sewing friends, and taken some time for yourself and  your favorite hobby!

 Stitcher's Circle 2020!

Let's Get Started!

Check out my Free Class to see an Example

Here's What Others Are Saying:

"Thank you for all your lovely and thoughtful videos. I love your calm demeanor and how you take the time to genuinely explain the process."— Diane Y.

"Just wanted to let you know how happy I am to have done your [Learn to Smock] course. I am Canadian and couldn’t find anyone here that knows smocking and could teach it to me. I originally just watched some of your you tube videos to learn how to start. Following along as you do each step has been amazing."— Ginny B.

"I enjoy & appreciate the informative & educational posts from Pink Hollybush Designs. Her projects are adorable."— Jan T.