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 10

Will my pattern fit my baby?

Baby Emma Rose is a few days old and is wearing a  long sleeved daygown made from OFB's  Priscilla's Layette, made in pale green geiger batiste.

Babies can always grow into a daygown,  so when making a daygown for a gift, don't wait until the last minute, give your gift early!  But how to know if  it will fit your own sweet little one?  Because baby clothes are meant to be loose and comfortable, you usually will rely on the weight of a baby to determine the size you need to make.  A newborn baby is very small (even those large 9 pounders are really little people).  Everything will be loose on them at first.  Then,  the baby's arms quickly grow longer and the arms, legs, neck and belly will fatten.  That's why it is good to measure baby's wrist and arms for fit. The shoulders do not grow quickly and the baby's length  does not affect the size of a daygown.      Daygowns are made for babies who are laying about and not yet standing.  They will fit almost any baby until 6 months and will fit most until 9 months.  They will fit a great number of babies, long after the usefulness of the daygown has gone.  Click Here for information about sizing garments for your baby.

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