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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Monday, March 19

Teaching for Spirit of St. Louis Smockers

The St. Louis Smockers were serious students!
Everyone was eager to learn.
Much care went into setting up the room.  It was lovely.
And they had used my favorite OFB colors!!

This was one of the favors. 
I have never seen such a cute cookie.
You can't see it here, but they had decorated the table with Teapots!
And Roses, too!
One of the classes was a combination of hand sewing and machine sewing.

Stitching Tucks and lace on our Bonnet.

And carefully cutting the fabric from behind the Lace Insertion.

This class is  "The St. Louis Fancy Snail Shirring Bonnet".
I made up this class for the St. Louis Guild.  One student suggested I call my Bonnet...the St. Louis  Bonnet. I think it's good name!

I get to see lovely needlework creations as I move about among the students.  This one is both  lovely and handy.  And the colors are divine!

The dress on the right is the Whip Tuck Baby Dress which was a hand sewing class for one of the two days.  We embellished the dress and then it was completed at home using a sewing machine.

It was a totally enjoyable teaching experience.  
Sewing ladies are such nice people, aren't they?

More to show you later.....!

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Cynthia said...

I follow your blog and really love reading it. I posted about the gowns I have made my grandchildren, if you would like to take a look! It is called "Heirloom Gowns".

Alix said...

Now I'm jealous and considering emigrating! What fun it all looks...

Val said...

This looks like so much fun!!! Love that cookie! I sure would like to attend a class like this!

Kellie said...

How fun... stitching and sweet fellowship!

Martha said...

Great pictures. It was so good to see you, wish we had more time to visit. I was so bummed I had to miss day two but sometimes you just have to know your limitations. I do have all of the tucks on my dress done and part of the lace. Just slow going these days. Thanks so much for sharing your time with us, it was great.

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