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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Teaching for It's Sew Heavenly- October 2017

I will be in Youngsville in October 2017 teaching at
It's Sew Heavenly
Youngsville, Louisiana
337-856 8141

Antique T - Yoke Dress, Gown or Christening Gown Class


Antique T-Yoke Dress.

This lovely photo was shared with me by a customer!

Beautiful Baby Dress reproduced from an antique.

This is the ultimate class for anyone who wants to learn French Sewing by Machine and everyone who wants to improve their techniques!


This lovely photo was shared with my by a customer!
Antique T-Yoke Christening Gown

This lovely garment features a ruffle at the hem.  Fine embroidery stitches are the icing on the cake as you stitch this wonderful heirloom keepsake.

This class is about beautiful Machine French Sewing, Construction of the garment,  Hand Embroidery and Choices. You can choose a kit to make the wonderful Christening Gown or a kit that will make either the Baby Gown or Baby Dress.  

This pattern was inspired by an antique made long ago for Anna Gordon Barrett Kellam by her mother and passed down to Jamie who generously shared it with me.

All views will feature a design touch that is not included in the pattern, but unique to this class.  The embroidery stitches will compliment the garments and several stitches will be taught so that you can decide how easy or challenging you want your embroidery to be.  They are all beautiful.

In this class you will go beyond the basics as you learn how to stitch with fine fabric and lace under my supervision.  Learn the basic method of machine rolling and whipping lace to fabric, attaching lace insertion to fabric (and cutting away the fabric behind the lace) as well as how to miter the lace as you incorporate it into your design.  you will learn how to attach the gathered side skirts to the front T-Yoke with lace.  Learn to stitch entredeux to fabric by machine as you attach the front gown to the back at the shoulders. using entredeux.  The entredeux at the neck and sleeves are sewn using the Old Fashioned Method - my favorite!.  You will also learn to evenly gather lace edging and attach it to entredeux.

This T-Yoke style garment will go together like magic as you are taught the fine machine sewing methods.

I hope you can join us!
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