Apphia Long Marie Madeline Studio Sewing PatternsHi there! My name is Apphia. I’m the oldest sister in the group, and definitely the most perfectionistic. If you’ve ever sewn with a marie-madeline sewing pattern, you’ve seen what I do. Each of our designs start out with a sketch (and a lot of brainstorming), then I hand draw and drape each piece until it suits my fancy. Sewing for little girls is one of the things I love to do, and creating these patterns for our little company has been so much fun! I can often be found in the studio late at night – drawing and cutting, fitting and sewing.

Nowadays, I’m also sewing under my own label – APPHIA handmade – and my designs are available in my Etsy shop! I believe everyday things should be beautiful and elegant. Simple, too. So that’s how I sew. Thanks for stopping by!



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I love…. my Savior Jesus Christ, my family & friends, good books, country music, clear fall days, vanilla cokes, chandeliers, long walks, sewing, baby feet pitter-pattering across the floor, cowboy boots, old movies, plushy chairs, Nan’s roses, Mexican food, wind in my hair, dainty gold jewelry, smiles, laughter, hugs, the smell of hay in the barn, swimming, designing, summer sunshine, history, cookie dough, striped t-shirts, big sunglasses, cardigan sweaters, being my daddy’s daughter, Texas, giving & loving, family pictures, chic blazers, dimples, talking to my best friend all night, pizza, chambray, fresh flowers, singing, dancing, vintage inspiration, pink, pretty stationary, milk glass, porch swings, mascara, a good statement necklace, guacamole & chips, rambling fixer-upper houses, beach waves, dreaming of a trip to Europe, weddings, shades of blush and cream, movie nights with friends, sequins, little girls in pigtails, doing makeovers, entertaining, the beach.