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.
While fixing the First Communion dress for Emma to wear,
I made her American Girl doll a matching dress.
Notice pink around the waist, just like Emma wanted for her own dress.
Here is Emm'a doll dress all finished and being worn by her cousins doll.
I didn't use all of the trims like I used on Emma's dress since the doll dress needed to be a much smaller scale.
Unlike Emma's dress, I didn't cut the fabric away behind the fancy band of insertion. This was easier and made it more stable so it can be taken on and off and on and off etc., etc. by Emma.
The fix to Emma's dress was to unstitch the underarm of the sleeve from the armhole all the way down to the Swiss beading. I overcast the raw edges with a seam binding so it doesn't unravel while being worn and I will remove the binding and re-sew it afterward. The ribbon at the sleeve will keep the sleeve in place.
Since Emma doesn't live here, I will have to wait until they receive the package and try the dress on before I know how it worked out.
This is real life, folks!
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copyright 2013 Jeannie Baumeister
I love babies, embroidery and old fashioned Baby Clothes!! I am the designer for the pattern line "The Old Fashioned Baby". My designs reflect my interest in vintage infant's and children's clothing, as do my classes, many of which include techniques and embellishments used from the late 1800's to the 1950's. I teach these techniques around the United States and publish some of my designs and ideas in Sew Beautiful magazine. And I love Roses and all the flowers in My Garden (and yours too, probably).