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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Tuesday, June 22

White Wednesday- Pretty Sew Beautiful Dress

I love this little dress!!
Crisp and White with just a touch of color.
Baby Dress is made from the OFB pattern
This dress is one of three in an article I wrote for the latest issue of Sew Beautiful Magazine.

The embroidery at the yoke is Featherstitching and Bullion Rosebuds.
The sleeves are made from one wide piece of Swiss Edging.  
I used luscious trim from Bear Threads!
I used a Swiss Batiste for the dress so it would match the trims.
Embroidered Roses are done in  Anchor Floss.  Pink - 48 and Green 1042.
I stitched Bullion Roses in the openwork area of the  Swiss Edging.
I love the little touches of color against the white.
Close up of the Swiss.  
I used a Swiss Insertions down the middle of the Dress and French lace on either side of it.  Then the  hem is finished with a matching Swiss Edging.  The pink entredeux is threaded in and out of the entredeux edges of the Swiss trim.  Next post I will show you how to do this.
 And it buttons all the way down the back.
Hope you like my little white dress.  It will look so sweet on a baby!
I plan to do a kit on my web site in the next day.

I am trailing along with Faded Charm  for a fun White Wednesday!

All Designs Are Copyright Protected copyright 2009 Jeannie Baumeister


Amy said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!

LAnderson (Southern Stitches) said...

That is the most precious dress! LOVE the sleeves and I loved your article in SB!!! Beautiful Inspirations!

Ellie Inspired said...

Breathtaking! I've said it before...but I LOVE White Wednesdays!!!

Martha said...

Be still my heart, that is just gorgeous. Love it and love the little bullions on the edging. Beautiful touch.

Lady Farmer said...

Jeannie, you work is just stunning!
Wish you were near me so I could take some lessons! Thank you for sharing some here on your blog!

The sewing room said...

What a sweet dress, it would look lovely on my new grandaughter.

Hugs Pat

Kathy said...

Just lovely. This is so well done! I am very impressed at the delicate work.

Sherry Richardson said...

LOVE this dress!!!! Just need a precious baby to wear it. Can't wait for the magazine

Cabin and Cottage said...

VERY sweet and precious little dress! I always love what you have to show--very cheery!--Jacqueline

Jan said...

So sweet -- especially the sleeves!

Our Back Porch said...

O*M*G That is GORGEOUS! Happy WW! Hope your day is a lovely one!

Back Porch Blessings,

The Vintage Attic said...

That dress is so sweet!!


Julia said...

I'm in awe!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Your Work always Amazes Me.... Beautiful

Robin Hart said...

What a gorgeous gown. That is a sweet way to add trim.

raggygirlvintage said...

So adorable and classically white!

Teena said...

Your baby dresses are so beautiful! Happy White Wednesday <3

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Rettabug said...

I think my ♥ just skipped a few beats! This is breathtakingly beautiful, Jeannie!

I never would have thought to put bullion roses in the openwork area of the Swiss edging, yet it looks like it was meant to be there from the beginning.

This little dress belongs in a glass case, hanging on a gallery wall is a work of ART!!

Sara said...

This is exquisite!!! So many sweet touches!!! this may take "Little Blue Dress's" place as my favorite!!!

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