Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and Hand Embroidery

"Baby will be well and smiling in little garments made by Mother, Auntie, Grannie and loving friends!"

Please join me as I teach the old fashioned techniques and skills needed to sew baby clothes. You will find lessons that start at the very beginning and take you step by step as we sew little baby clothes together. May you find much joy and pleasure in making them.
It's easy and it's fun!!

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Sunday, April 26

Beth's Heirloom Sewing Shop - A Must Visit Shop!!

Beth is in The Lace Room!!

Meet Beth, the owner of Beth's Heirloom Sewing Shop.
In Wetumpka, Alabama.  A few minutes drive from Montgomery, Alabama.

Above the entrance it says "Enter as our customer and leave as our friend."

This is the entrance to The Lace Room.
I love the idea of having a room for your Lace!

This case is filled with laces.

The Christening Gown that sits above the lace.

Close up of the hem of the Gown.

Beth's Heirlooms has tons of patterns.  They are everywhere.  I like that they are visible and you don't have to look in a book to see them.

Yes, they do carry The Old Fashioned Baby patterns.

Emma's Smocked Baby Dresses is sadly out of print!

In fact they have a couple of  OFB  OUT OF PRINT "Emma's Smocked Baby Dresses" pattern.

I absolutely fell in love with this wooden cutting table in the back office.  
I want one just like it!!

So….when you are on a road trip, make the time to visit Beth's Heirloom Sewing Shop.
It is a beautiful shop filled with lots of fine materials and a friendly and helpful bunch of ladies ready to help you.

Beth's Heirloom Sewing Shop
Shop Hours:
Wednesday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm

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Thursday, April 23

Teaching at Beth's Heirloom Sewing Shop

The class I taught for Beth's Heirloom Sewing Shop was a mixture of hand and machine stitching.
We machine Rolled and Whipped the entredeux to fabric.  Then machine stitched the Baby lace edging to the entredeux.

With the cuff folded up it looks like the Daygown sleeve!!

Standing in front of Beth's Heirloom Sewing Shop
I am sorry that we are missing Jan in this picture as I didn't think to take the photo until class ended (she had to leave early).

Everyone gone, and I'm sorting through my stuff to pack it all up.

Kinda sad to leave.  
We had a good time and learned a lot!

But I'll be back next year….hope to see you.

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Tuesday, April 21

Under-tuck Baby Daygown Class

I have been teaching at Beth's Heirloom Sewing Shop in Wetumpka, Alabama

We hand stitched the tucks and learned about Under -tucks. The short version of Under-tucks is that they add additional fullness to a garment.  Cool and very Old Fashioned!

The ladies also mitered and stitched lace to our Daygown.  
And learned to hand stitch the tucks for a soft finish.  And we learned that it isn't hard to do it!

After the first day of class, Beth gave me a tour of Wetumpka.  Then we stopped at the River Park and took a long and lovely walk along the river path.

Wetumpka is a pretty little town!

More to come…..

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Saturday, April 18

Teaching For Beth's Heirlooms

 We are learning wonderful techniques and applying them to my pattern "Baby's First Daygown"
This is a sweet little Daygown .  A feature of the class is under tucks.

More later....

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Wednesday, April 15

Teaching for the French Handsewers Saga Guild

The class selected by the French Handsewers Saga guild included several useful and pretty  techniques.

The technique come together in this sweet Baby Bonnet.

This class was originally designed for the St. Louis Smocking Guild.
So I sometimes call it the St. Louis Fancy Snail Shirred Bonnet.

Two of the students in class, packed up afterward and heading home.

This is the project, worked on in class, that she will take home to finish.

I love to see finished projects.

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Monday, April 13

Sewing Fun With the Sew Sews

Wish you could see the sweet embroidery…it's all in white of course.
Although not a part of the Sew Sew's…I wanted to show you this beautiful and completed Christening Gown by Susan (she sent me the picture-Thankyou).  This was one of the class projects stitched with the Victorian Saga group in Florida.

Well done!!  Beautiful!!  Lovely!! 

Sews Sews Sewing!!

First we had Tea and Chocolate Almond Scones.

Then we stitched. 

Later, we had lunch, which is always part of the fun of getting together.

Sewing, chatting and lunch together!

Fun, fun, fun!!!

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