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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Saturday, April 28

Baby in White



I love Baby in white.  It's so classic and clean and crisp.

Londyn loves to play with the Kitties in the quilt I made her.

She is trying to pick them up!!

And sometimes she seems to randomly roll over!


This little baby girl will be crawling soon.
And then no more day gowns to play in!  She is moving so quickly along.

It is a good thing I already have lots of sweet garments for her to wear.

I would never have time to sew them now!!

Let this be a warning to  you.  You better start stitching.




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Saturday, April 21

Soft Mint Daygown Kit Available - Vintage Materials.


Baby Londyn is  wearing her Geiger Daygown, when she was 4 months old (I think)!

This Daygown is made from the original "Geiger" Batiste which Bear Threads sold.  They have since copied the original because it is so yummy!!

I have some stock in the original.

 Londyn was younger in this photo.  Learning as I go along…  
Put her age on the photo!!!

This Daygown is made using "Baby's First Daygowns" pattern and View 3.


This is the photo from the last post.

In this photo Londyn is 5 months old and weighs 13 lbs and change.
What a difference a few weeks can make.

The Daygown is still plenty big on her.



A kit is available to make this Daygown using the vintage materials.

What a great opportunity to copy this sweet little garment.





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Wednesday, April 18

Babies!!


Londyn wearing a soft mint  Daygown made form Geiger Batiste.

Such a sweet little Daygown and the materials are luscious.

I am going to put a kit together using these fine materials.

Later….next post.

Babies are very time consuming, even when you only go to play with them two days a week!!


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Monday, April 9

Saga French Sewing by Machine Class at National Convention


Oh what a sweet baby wearing this Bonnet!

This fall will be the National Convention for the Smocking Arts Guild of America.

Classes, Information, Sewing Market, Fun, Friends to be made, Fun


I will be teaching a class designed to teach you the techniques needed to sew wonderful heirlooms by machine.


This little French Bonnet is the class sample we will be working on!

You will love the process!

You will love the pretty Baby Bonnet!

You will love being in a class with other wonderful women who love sewing!

And I will love meeting you!


I hope you can join me.


It's going to be great!



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Tuesday, April 3

Wonderful Vintage Buttons!



In my webshop - a collection of three button cards.

I am cleaning and going through boxes and finding lots of cool stuff!!

Some of it could be yours.

These Mother of Pearl Buttons are lovely.


Or Pink might be your favorite.



White will go with anything.

Five buttons on a card.  
Perfect for Baby clothes or anything you might fancy.

See my vintage Buttons here!





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Monday, March 26

Baby in Blue Smocked Baby Clothes Dress



Baby Londyn is wearing the Baby Dress from my pattern "Smocked Baby Clothes"

This pattern fits up to 18 lbs.

She is adorable in this dress.

Granddaughters are the best!!



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