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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Join My Day Gown Sew A-Long!!

 Join my Daygown Sew A - Long group!  
Fun!! Fun!! Fun!!

Our first Lesson will be on  Friday July 30.
To Join - Gather the materials listed below. You must use my pattern that is listed.  Then on Friday, July 30, the first Lesson will be posted.  Leave a comment on that first  Lesson/Post to let me know you are part of our group.  On each Lesson/Post you can ask questions and I will answer them.  Hope you come!

There will be seven Lessons to complete this daygown.  The amount of time it takes  depends on your skills and your personality. This is not a race!!  I am not speedy myself.  If I try to hurry, I alway end up un-doing something.  I expect it will take about an hour a lesson on average (and you have until the next Friday to complete the work).  Some will take longer and others will be shorter.

Some techniques we will learn:
* Sewing French seams by hand. (or machine)
* Stitching Entredeux to Fabric the old fashioned way and finishing it nicely.
* Gathering Lace Edging and attaching it to entreduex at the neck and sleeves.
*  Putting in Buttonholes (by hand or machine)
*  Finishing the back facing
*  Putting in an old fashioned baby hem.
*  Embroidery - the design is worked in Lazy Daisy, Outline and French Knots.
Pattern we are using is "Embroidered Raglan Daygown view 2"

This Daygown fits up to 18 lbs. and for most babies that is  6 months which is when they outgrow Daygowns.  A Raglan often fits longer because there are no  shoulder seams.  For more fit information look Here.
Kit is Available  . Satin Batiste in choice of Blue, White or Pink
Or use materials you have on hand!

To participate you will need:

Kit for materials or - 1 yard of cotton fabric, 1 1/2 yards lace edging (about 3/8" wide), 7/8 entredeux in white or off white to match lace, 5 Mother of Pearl buttons, Floss for embroidery and the Pattern.
Hand sewing needles (I recommend #11 Sharps) and Embroidery needles (I recommend #10 Sharps or #10 Crewel for this design).
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