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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Tuesday, June 28

Yellow Swirl MOP Buttons


(And no they are not .29 …maybe about 60 or so years ago they were)


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Sunday, June 26

The Quilt I made for Amber

After about two years, the quilt I have been making with my friend Bunny is finished.

We had alot of fun together when we stitched it.  It turned out to be beautiful and I can't believe I did this  myself.    It was machine quilted by Charlene of The Happy Quilter who did a marvelous job on it.

My label has been stitched onto the quilt back.

This label that went on more than one airplane as I stitched it while traveling for teaching and for fun.
I love making labels!

I love this label!

The scripture I chose for the back of her quilt.

My Granddaughters Quilt.


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Friday, June 24

Handmade in Madeira


This is a cute little dress. 
 You've seen it made up in similar fashion by several different designer.


Hand Made in Madeira.

(you know the embroidery is good!)

From the collection of Susie Gay.


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Wednesday, June 22

Tucked Baby Gown

Pintucks seem like the hallmark of Baby Clothes.

I like the look of the totally tucked Yoke.  Tucks that go from one armhole to the other.

Notice that the tucks are not stitched too low on the yoke.  The general rule of thumb is not to stitch tucks below the underarm.

I like the Featherstitching on the Yoke (of course I do!)
And the  French Knots that are used to fill in the space between the tucks and Featherstitching.

I am also fond of the lace cuff on this dress, which is then trimmed with gathered lace edging.

But look at the inside of the garment.  

Totally unfinished!!

I am always a bit surprised when a garment that is elaborately embellished on the outside is rough and ugly on the inside.  No one even attempted to finish it.

But it is very common on old clothes.

Look at the back of this gown.  Every bit as lovely as the front.

This Baby Gown would look so sweet on a new baby.  If you want to make it, I would suggest using my pattern "Old Fashioned Baby Layette".  Use the Daygown that button in the back and the long sleeves.  Toot Sweet!

From the collection of Susie Gay.


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Monday, June 20

False Round Yoke - Antique Toddler Dress


My Antique Toddler Dress in the Classic View.

Worn by Baby Betsy.

My Granddaughter, Emma wearing the Eyelet View.

And a friends Granddaughter is  wearing the view with the lace at the Yoke.


Antique Toddler Dresses.  Sizes 1-3.





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Friday, June 17

Fancy False Round Yoke - Two

The back of the baby gown was stitched the same as the front.  

They made a "block" of lace/swiss insertion.  Then they cut the front and the back yoke from the fancy "block" of lace/swiss insertion fabric  that was made. 

This look was reproduced at the bottom of the skirt just above the ruffle.

Click on the  photo above so you can see the beautiful Hand Stitched Roll and Whip.
Now that is French Hand Sewing.

Susie was inspired by this dress and created one herself.

It's beautiful too. 
 She won a Blue Ribbon.

You can see the old hem and the new hem. Pretty, pretty!

Baby Gown from the collection of Susie Gay.



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