Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and Hand Embroidery

"Baby will be well and smiling in little garments made by Mother, Auntie, Grannie and loving friends!"

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Saturday, February 27

Hemstitch Baby Gown/Class Sample

This is my Class Sample for "Hemstitched Baby Gown".  The class is SAGA approved.
I have been showing you snippits of the article I am doing with hemstitching, but can't show you the dress!!  So I thought I would show you a different dress with hemstitching so you can see the beauty of hemstitching as it is incorporated in a garment.
Another cold day in front of the fire.   I began my day with oatmeal (Old Fashioned, of course), Cranberry juice and Tea!
Good thing I have lots of hand work to do or I would not be able to indulge myself with such wonderful days in front of the fire.
What I am stitching.
Close up of my Hemstitched Baby Gown class sample.
Hemstitching lace to fabric.  On my Lessons for my Sewing Room list of to do's!
Close up of part of the hem.
One of the neatest stitches on this gown is the flower I have named the Irish Rose.  It is an eyelet surrounded with Bullions. You see it on each side at the bottom of the design. I did not invent this flower.   I found this flower on an antique dress, figured out how to do it and wrote the instructions for it.  You can find stitch instructions for these embroidery stitches in my Embroidery Book.  The hemstitching will be in the book I am working on.

4 comments:

Sherry Richardson said...

The linen gown is beautiful. Can't wait to see what you are doing for the article hemstitching and embroidery are so delicate. I need to try hemstitching. Who is the article for? I forgot.

LAnderson said...

What beautiful work, Jeannie! All the hemstitching is beautiful, but I particularly like the hemstitching just above the lace - BEAUTIFUL!!

Martha said...

Again such sweetness. I LOVE linen and I love hemstitching. I really like the lace being attached witht he hemstitching. Not something I have ever done. So pretty.

Beatty said...

Jeannie--Okay, we are hooked. The hemstitching is just lovely and we are all waiting on your new book or a lesson!

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