Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and Hand Embroidery

"Baby will be well and smiling in little garments made by Mother, Auntie, Grannie and loving friends!"

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Tuesday, September 8

Smocked Baby Clothes - Daygown

This luscious Daygown is from my Smocked Baby Clothes pattern.

It was featured in a Sew Beautiful magazine.  The focus of the article was Honeycomb Smocking.

The fabric is Bear Threads Swiss Flannel in Pink.

Here is my Sweet Baby Betsy wearing this Daygown.
(she is my antique Store Mannequin - a gift from a fiend)

The long sleeve on this daygown is slightly full, giving it an elegant look.

I am very fond of Smocked Sleeves because the sleeve has some give to it.
In fact Smocking is decorative way to gather fabric and that is what you see in this sleeve.


I have added a bullion Rosebud to the collar.  And hand stitched gently gathered lace to the collar.

Notice where the yoke meets the smocking.  Instead of piping to join them, I used a Flat Lace Edging.
I always think it looks unfinished if you don't use something at the join.

I used Madeira Silk Embroidery Floss to embroider between the buttons.
Click on this image for a closer look at the embroidery.

This has to be one of my all time favorites.
The Swiss Flannel is soft, pretty wrinkle free and just plain yummy. There is extra delight in holding a little baby dressed in this fabric.

Your little baby needs one!

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