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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Wednesday, January 14

Baby Rose View 1

I am going to post pictures, showing you my Patterns and designs every week through out this new year.  You might have seen some of these pictures, but probably not all of them. I hope you enjoy the pictures and you are inspired to sew more Baby clothes this year.

Baby Rose View 1

The Baby Dress pictured above is from my pattern "Baby Rose Raglan Dresses"
This Dress is one of the three styles in the pattern which was named after my youngest Granddaughter Emma Rose.

For this particular Baby Dress, I chose a soft mint green Swiss  Fairy Fabric with an off white lace.

Other fabrics to consider are Pima Batiste or Pima Lawn as well as Swiss Batiste Nelona weight or a Swiss Lawn.  For this view you will need 3/4 yard of fabric. 

 For this view I do like the sheer fabric, with a slip under it.

View 1 is elegant with the lace embellishment and embroidery down the center  front.  The Baby Dress that inspired this View was a short Christening Gown.

 I have cut the fabric away from behind the lace.  I used lace scissors to do this because they have round nibs at the tips to prevent you from accidentally snipping your lace (ugh!! the very thought gives me shivers).

Because this Dress was used for a Class I taught,  there are different embroidery stitches than are called for in the pattern.  I made Looped Bullion Flowers instead of all Bullion Rosebuds.

Something to remember about embroidery is that you can make the design unique to you.  If you don't like stitching Bullions, then use a different stitch.  It will still be pretty and you will enjoy it more.

Look at the line of openwork in the picture above.  This stitch goes by different names.  I  call it Bermuda Faggoting.  I substituted it for the Featherstitching that the pattern calls for because I wanted to teach it  in my class.  The Dress is pretty with either stitch. 

I attached the raglan sleeve with Baby Entredeux.  It fancies the Dress up and is easy peasy to do on a raglan sleeve.  It's the little extra things you do to a garment that make it so special.  And that is the reason we sew.

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Frances Suzanne said...

THAT. IS. STUNNING!!!! Love, love, love looking at all the intricacies of it....

TerriSue said...

This is just the sweetest little day gown I have ever seen. I want to make one just like it for my soon to be granddaughter.

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