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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Thursday, September 21

Lovely Green Daygown



Washed and Pressed!!

This Daygown was made using my Sweet and Simple Baby Daygown Pattern.  It was featured in Sew Beautiful Magazine. Unfortunately I don't remember which issue it was :(  

However, the embroidery is in my Jeannie B Embroidery book
 The yoke design is  on page 23 at the top left.

The embroidery just above the hem (on either side of the front opening) is on page 30.

The embroidery was stitched using Madeira Silk Embroidery floss and probably a 10 Crewel needle with a 10 Straw needle for the Bullions.

The fabric is soft mint green Fairy Fabric.


This pattern features underarm tucks.

Very old fashioned and the add a bit of extra room to the gown.

I stitched lace insertion right above where the hem was stitched.  
Then I pinstitched it by machine.
Gathered lace and whipped it to the lower part of the lace insertion.


The matching  Bonnet is also washed and   ironed!

Ready for the new Grandbaby were expecting.

But….

I forgot about a slip…..so I'm busy stitching!

More Green Daygown  to follow...



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Monday, September 18

Washing Baby's Daygown

Under the Bubbles is a pretty soft mint green Daygown and Bonnet.

I am washing it before it goes to the intended owner.

I am using ZOTE laundry soap.
 ( I remember when Ivory Snow was soap but now its detergent.)

You must first dissolve the flakes in warm water before adding the garment. 

 And I bought it at Walmart of all places!

Drying in the sun.

My Brown Dog is never far away!

Next post…..more green gown!


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Friday, September 15

A Book That Inspires Me!


This is a wonderful book.

Great ideas, text and techniques.  I had the privilege of taking a class from the author many, many years ago and she expanded my perception about what embroidery can be.  


This is an excerpt from the book to tease you.

I don't think this book is in print but you might find it by searching the web.  I am a believer in books.  The more you have, the more you can experience different methods and techniques for the stitches you love. And the better your skills will be.  Plus they inspire you to greatness! 

I think we are often confined by information we are taught by experts.  But I would say to you  "There are no rules in stitching…only helpful tips to achieve the look you are striving for."

Have  a Happy Sewing Day!






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Wednesday, September 13

French Acadian Gown for Baby Girl - post 3

Baby Slip

I am working on my gift for The Baby Shower for my new Granddaughter.  The Shower is Oct. 1 so I have a deadline.   See   Post 1,  Post 2

I began my sewing at night and didn't trust myself to start on the gown, so I stitched the slip.

I've finished most of the top.  Whip tucks and Shell Hem.

To learn how to do the Shell Hem.. see here.

I have chosen all of my laces.  Lovely Malines.


The gown is hand hemstitched at the neck. Done!


Both sleeves have tiny hand stitched pin tucks and are marked for embroidery.

This is too much fun.

May this child be a blessing to all who know her

"He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. "
Psalm  91:11





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Sunday, September 10

Three Things I Love


I love Stained Glass Windows!

I love African Violets!

I love fine Scented Soap!



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Thursday, September 7

Pretty in Pink - Toddler Summer Dresses

I just added a new kit in my Web Shop.


The fabric is a beautiful pink broadcloth with lovely Swiss trims.

You can make this same pretty white dress in pink - easy with a kit!


The fabric is a pretty and soft Nashville cotton Broadcloth.  I am continuing to pull out merchandise to put  online.  Nashville Cotton Factory had a great fabric line.  They no longer exist….but I have some of their fabric.  60" wide, 100% cotton.




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