2018 in Review

2018 sewing in review

2018 was an amazing year for Pink Hollybush! It is fun to take a few moments to look back, reflect and be thankful for friends made, lessons learned, and all that was accomplished! So here we go:

3 New Smocking Patterns were introduced including our first dresses!

May Garden Smocked Jumper Pattern

July Flowers Smocked Jumper Pattern

Mistletoe Ornament Smocking Pattern

3 Wee Care Smocking Patterns, 4 Ornament Patterns, and Reese's Garden of Hearts Smocking Design were all given away for free!

Free Wee Care Smocking Plates

Old Fashioned Ornament

Sewing Machine Bobbin and Wooden Spool Ornaments

Antique Thimble Ornaments

Needle Threader Ornament

Reese's Garden of Hearts

I joined Liesl and Co.'s Advisor's Circle and produced garments and tutorials using her patterns including Hemstitching the Weekend Blouse, Extra Sharp Pencil Skirt, An Heirloom Afternoon Tea Blouse, Chai Tea Top to dress and tunic, and adding a shirt tail hem or ruffle to the Neighborhood Sweatshirt.

Smocking: The Basics series, over 10 posts that explain the ins and outs of smocking, ran on the blog.

Some wonderful sewing friends wrote for the blog and shared their sewing talents including Kelli Fox,

Smocked Diaper Set

Tawn Hunka (who designed Reese's Garden of Hearts and 3 of the ornaments all shown above) and Julie Stilwell.

Stitching July Flowers


I taught Smocking on Knits for both the Cardinal and Cheasapeake Treasures chapters of the Smocking Arts Guild.

The first video tutorials were produced including Centering a Smocking Design and Understanding Double Gauze.

I am excited for 2019 - check in next week for a sneak peak at some plans and goals for 2019!

#goals #newyear #makenine #pinkhollybush #smocking #freepatterns #sewing #LieslCo