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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Saturday, May 24

Antique Swiss Embroideries

This is also from Betty's family Lace Collection.

I was so excited to see the large pieces of Swiss embroideries. Oh how I wish I could go down to the fabric store and purchase this by the yard!  

This is my favorite piece with the openwork bordering the embroidery.  With old textiles you need to be very careful that the piece is stable enough to actually use in a garment.  Much of this yardage had small holes or weak areas but there is some that might be used for  what ever you can imagine.

I am imagining a pretty yoke….fancy sleeves and if you could eek out enough undamaged Swiss, maybe a pretty hem.  Or a Christening Bonnet. It wouldn't get too much wear and tear!

Ladies, get out your handed down lace and use it on something  special!!
(then send me pictures)

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