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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Monday, February 20

Reproduction of a Vintage Dress by Lorraine

This is the Baby Gown my Friend, Lorraine, made to copy the old family gown.
She used my Baby Layette pattern.

I think this dress is beautiful!
Close up of the sweet yoke.

You can see that the little Pintucks are stitched by hand.

And she worked Hemstitching and Bullion flowers with Eyelet centers, just like the original gown.
All by hand.

She changed the hem a bit and left out the scallops that were stitched around the old gown.  
I like the machine Pinstitching that attaches the lace to the fabric.

She stitched tucks on the back of the gown, just like the family gown had.

It's beautiful.

I am joining Faded Charm for White Wednesday...come along.

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vincie said...

That is so pretty! She did a beautiful job!! Congratulations!
Lovely lovely work!

Kellie said...

Yes, this is absolutely beautiful! Love the pin tucks!

Alix said...

What a beautiful gown! The bullion flowers are just adorable and every last detail perfect!

Angela Lee said...

It's so very sweet. I love the eyelet flowers and the pinstitching. Beautiful job!

Eileen said...

Thanks for sharing this! How beautiful!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What beautiful work--it is precious

SewHealing said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.

Azra's Embroidery said...

I just found your website today, you have absolutely stunning pieces of work on here. I am reminded of my childhood. I am curious to know how put the lace and eyelet edging together. Is the eyelet with the lace or is it put on seperatly?

Jeannie B. said...

Azra, There are eyelets embroidered in the flowers. But you might be talking about the machine Pinstitching that is used to attach the lace insertion at the hem. It is beautiful, isn't it?

Julie Orlando said...

I replied on Pinterest buy I think these are the Orlando christening gowns. The original is over 61 years old. It needed some repair and my sister in law had a replica made. My mother has painted two of my children's portraits in the original gown. It is stunning in person.

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