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.
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Thursday, September 16

Exquisite Embroidery and History

More details from the Antique Christening Gown featured in the last post.
While there was a wide frilled panel that went from the bodice to the hem in the front of the Antique Christening Gown, the rest of the gown was still magnificent!  This is part of the embellishment that went all around the Christening Gown.   All Hand stitched.  Perfect Featherstitching!

The fabric was sheer and fine but closely woven.

I had to show you the two different rows of Featherstitching again.  I think it is my favorite part.

The eyelets are finely stitched and the padded satin is perfect!  Every stitch you see here..worked by hand!

There is a little shirt that appears to go with the gown.  It has the same lace  on it.  There was also a silk slip that looked to belong.

Close up of the monogram on the little shirt.

Notice the name at the top.  The initials PA are a match!!

Hope you enjoyed seeing this gown as much as I have.  

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Valerie said...

This is so beautiful. I have a question. I would love to put a button on my sidebar of your blog but the button I see says "I was featured" that the one I use or is there another? I absolutely love your blog! I am planning on catching up on my gown this weekend. I can't wait!

Julia said...

beautiful beyond words!

Elisabeth Rose said...

What a gorgeous gown. I loved seeing all the amazing hand embroidery. I just have to wonder how someone found the time to make that in 1853. Imagine the hours spent on it, besides all the household work they had to do back then just to get by. Amazing!!

Jeannie B. said...

Valerie, If you were to scroll down the side bar you will find a button that is just Old Fashioned Baby that can easily be put on your blog. BUT you WERE FEATURED!! I put my Granny Quilt on my blog and linked to you!! You need to take the FEATURED Button!! Thank you for supporting me!

Martha said...

Exquisite!!! And to see the sheerness of the fabric, I am amazed that it supports all of the dense embroidery. The featherstitching!!!! Be still my beating heart. Unbelievable. I hope your friend will send pictures of the christening. The gown is fabulous and to see it on a baby would be even more so.

Laurie said...

I have to agree with Julia - beautiful beyond words!!! Your work is truly amazing!

Jan M said...

Now we are all in Featherstitch Heaven! I know you were thrilled to be able to view it in person! Thank you again for sharing it with us. May it inspire each one us, and we inspire others.

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