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, February 19

National Smocking Month - Emma in Prints



Emma (again - love this pattern) in Fabric Finders blue print.

Emma in Fabric Finders Yellow Rosebud print.

Sleeve nicely pressed….the Old Fashioned Way!

Emma's Smocked Baby Dresses by The Old Fashioned Baby


Happy National Smocking Month!

Friday, February 17

National Smocking Month - Emma Pink Fancy


I am featuring my patterns that are Smocked in honor of National Smocking Month!

This is "Emma's Smocked Baby Dresses" in pink Fairy Fabric.

This Smocking Design does not come in the patten.
This dress was in Sew Beautiful and the Smocking is Honeycomb. 

Very Old Fashioned.



The back of Emma has the cutest tucks at the shoulders.

A baby doesn't need the bulk of a back yoke to be laying on.

Close up of the embroidery on the yoke.
Very yummy!

And a close up of the smocking.

Happy National Smocking Month!


All Designs Are Copyright Protected copyright 2017 Jeannie Baumeister

Wednesday, February 15

Less is More??


I have never been a Less is More person.

I have  never been comfortable in a "neat as a pin" creative environment.

 Although I like the words "neat as a pin".

But as I have spent more years in this world, I have gathered  more "stuff" in my life. 
And I now feel the need for peace and order.

And so, I am looking at the words of William Morris through new eyes.

I love beautiful.

I love beautiful even more when it is useful.


Tuesday, February 14

Have a Happy Valentine Day

My Redwork Romper is just the thing for Baby to Wear on Valentines Day!





I hope your stitching today!


All Designs Are Copyright Protected copyright 2017 Jeannie Baumeister

Saturday, February 11

Pink Baby Rose in View 2

This is View 2 in a soft pink fabric.

Notice I pinstitched the sleeve……be sure to see my article in Classic Sewing magazine to find out how to make this machine stitch looks the best ever.

Lace at the hem.




And a pretty tucks at the top.


All Designs Are Copyright Protected copyright 2017 Jeannie Baumeister

Thursday, February 9

More Visions of Baby Rose


Baby Rose View 1 again, but stitched with soft mint green Fairy Fabric and off white laces.

This was a class project for It's Sew Heavenly Shop.


Embroidery was the icing on the cake.





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