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"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, February 18

Antque Toddler Dresses- View 1

Flat Baby Betsy is splendid in her fancy Dress.

This dress view is the actual reproduction that inspired the pattern.    I made  short sleeves for a little girly dress but the original had long sleeves and is part of the LSU Textile collection.

The Dress that I copied this from belonged  to a little boy.  Yes, that's right….it was worn by a little boy.  

All the materials on this particular dress are antiques I had.  I am happy to tell you that there are plenty of "new" laces, trim and fabrics that can be used to make this beautiful garment.

I suggest: Swiss Batiste, French cotton Laces and Swiss trim.

I think the neatest thing about this dress is that it only looks like a Round Yoke Dress.  It is really a Square Yoke Dress that has a ruffle sewn onto the yoke to make it appear to be a Round Yoke Dress.

very cool

The pattern includes size 1,2 and 3 and makes a beautiful Easter Dress or Flower Girl Dress.

A little bit of history is sewn into this fabric.

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