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!!

Visit My Heirloom Sewing Webshop www.oldfashionedbaby.com




Saturday, August 19

Handmade Tatting

Handmade Baby Tatting in soft ecru is no longer available from suppliers.

I have been slowly cleaning and organizing my personal sewing materials and stock that  came from my brick and mortar "Old Fashioned Baby Shop".



I am constantly uncovering wonderful things and treasures.

I put these in my Web Shop this morning.




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Sunday, August 13

Victoria and Albert - Textiles 9

I really love this style.


I feel like just about anyone would look attractive in this.

(with a little under garment help!)


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Friday, August 11

Victoria and Albert - Textiles 8

Beautiful white  blouse.



These fashions make me feel a little frumpy in my normal clothes!


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Wednesday, August 9

Victoria and Albert Museum - Textiles 7

Beautiful example of White work.

The illustration below shows the collar tied.  I think it was left loose for us to see the detail and the extensive stitching done on it.








And the necessary under garments to give it the proper shape.

This museum is  amazing!



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Thursday, August 3

Victoria and Albert Museum - Textiles 6

Love this dress!

The embroidered fabric reminds me of one I have (machine made of course).


Click on this photo to see the hem of this gown.

A beautiful form of Whitework.






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Monday, July 31

Victoria and Albert Museum - Textiles 5




Bespoke Fashion according to Wikipedia (click to find out much more - as in "made to measure" vs "bespoke" : 

Meaning of the term[edit]

The word "bespoke" itself is derived from the verb "bespeak", to speak for something, in the specialised meaning "to give order for it to be made".[3] The term bespoke in fashion is reserved for individually patterned and crafted men's clothing, analogous to women's haute couture,[4] in contrast with mass-manufactured ready-to-wear (also called off-the-peg or off-the-rack). The term originated from Savile Row, a street in London considered the "Golden Mile of tailoring".[5] 


Everything changed with World War II





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