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, July 29

My Sewing Room Shelf - Pretty!




On my shelf.

Isn't this gorgeous??

Made for me, specially!



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Sunday, July 27

My Sewing Room Shelf



 My Sewing Room Shelf


On My Sewing Room Shelf

Isn't this always the case?

Do I even have a plan B??


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Thursday, July 24

Vintage Baby Hanger!


This sweet Baby Clothes Hanger was given to me by my friend Carole.  

She used it for her own little boys clothes many years ago.


Could it be any cuter?

What a treasure!


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Saturday, July 19

Sweet Summer Nightgown and Slip - New Pattern!

Sweet Summer Nightgown and Slip pattern by The Old Fashioned Baby is NEW.
Toddler Sizes 1,2 and 3 are included.


This is a quick and easy nighty/slip  to whip up for your little one.


The fabric is Skip Dent.
The armholes are finished with a bias facing and the neck with entredeux and lace.


The hem has a neat finish using lace and beading that had no raw edges.

This neck finish is hand embroidered Bullion Picots.  The instructions were in a previous Sew Beautiful magazine.

A Shadow Embroidery design embellishes the yoke.

Every little girl should have sweet dreams in a pretty nighty made just for her!


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Friday, July 11

Heirloom Sewing Class - Embroidery


Heirloom Sewing stands up to the test of time.  The stitches, if by hand or machine, are worked carefully to last a long time.  The workmanship needs to be done well.  There are some techniques and some methods that will ensure this garment will last through one generation to the next, much less through the first wash!


Fancy apron - stitched decades ago.  

Embroidery is such a part of Heirloom Sewing.

And to me, the two dominate stitches you should know how to work?

Featherstitching.  Bullion Rosebuds.

In my class "Playing with Lace on an Heirloom Pillow", we will take the time to learn  basic Featherstitching and the Bullion Rosebud.

We will also learn how to do the hand stitched Pinstitch over Applique Cord when attaching lace to fabric.


If you are worried about the art of Heirloom Sewing and Smocking not surviving in this fast paced world….book your ticket and



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Wednesday, July 9

Heirloom Sewing Class - Lace


In my class "Playing with Lace on an Heirloom Pillow" you will learn what to do when the lace Insertion crosses over each other and how to handle the lace and the fabric behind it.


You will shape the lace into a loop and attach it to your fabric.

If you can make Lace Loop de Loops then you can do anything!!

You will miter the lace and cut the fabric away from behind it, then learn how to finish the tiny fabric  bit that is left  over.  



Lace Knowledge - A very good thing to have!


Do you want to support the cause of Heirloom Sewing and Smocking?




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