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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Sunday, December 11

Baby Charlotte in French Acadian Sundress



Baby Charlotte  (my one and only Great Grandchild!) is wearing my French Acadian Sundress.
I added a Swiss Edging to the hem, attached with entredeux.

I also wanted to Smock the Front.
I really like it!

I pleated a few rows using half space needles.

This is the back view. 
I didn't smock the back.

The front of the Pattern has the lacy version, which is really my favorite.
I think I would like to smock this view!


She loves her little talking/singing Teapot.  

But after awhile, we were glad it had an Off Button!!

Happy Stitching!
J







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Monday, December 5

Christmas 2021





This photo of Charlotte is from last Christmas.
She is wearing the dress featured in Classic Sewing Magazine for Christmas 2021.

I used my pattern Old Fashioned Baby Daydresses and the design is included in my article.


I like to add a touch of color by threading four strands of floss through entredeux. 

Charlotte with her Mama :)



I was in Wales visiting her family last Christmas!

 In this photo where I am holding her, she is wearing a Smocked Bishop that I made her Mama 27 years ago.  The smocking plate is Silent Mice.

Amber & Charlotte, Nick (Ambers husband-Charlottes Daddy) and my Grandson who also traveled to Wales for Christmas!

I will miss them so much this year!

Happy Stitching!
J







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Saturday, December 3

Cute Maddie!


This is a photo of my Granddaughter, Maddie. It was taken for an article I did for Sew Beautiful Magazine.  She is wearing one of the dresses in my pattern Old Fashioned Baby Daydresses.

This  beautiful baby graduated from College this year.
Is Engaged!
And has begun living her dreams!


The Pattern is Old Fashioned Baby Daydresses and there are three pretty little dress styles included. 

This version is styled after some I've seen in South Louisiana.
Pretty and Sweet!

Happy Stitching! 









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Thursday, December 1

Old Things Found!!



This is an Embroidered Quilt Block I made many, many years ago.
I bought a set of 12 in 1970 and embroidered 7 of them. I had NO IDEA what I was doing. 
But apparently I planned to finish them because I kept them all these years.

I was looking for my box of Interfacing and had to pull all this out of my closet before I found the box with the Blocks (long before I found the interfacing).




The block even has dots to follow for Hand Quilting.

These are the ones that have been waiting 52 years to be finished.


I have to say, I am impressed with the neat back, all things considered (my young age)!

I labeled the boxes that were put back into the closet and plan to make 2033 my Year of Organization!
I wasted all my sewing time looking for something I needed!
I hate that!

I also labeled the box with the Quilt Squares, 
so I can find them when I know what I want to do with them.

Now I know how to quilt!!

Happy Stitching.
J























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Saturday, July 9

Toddler Summer Dress on Londyn


Londyn is wearing a dress from my pattern "Toddlers Summer Dresses".

She is wearing a size 3 but she is a four year old on the small size.

It's actually just a tad small on her and would fit her 3 year old sister perfectly- but I need to make Londyn another one before she will be ready to pass this along!

"The Lord is merciful, compassionate, patient, and always ready to forgive."
Psalm 145:8


 Happy Stitching, 

Jeannie



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Wednesday, July 6

Baby's Smocked Layette on Charlotte



Little Charlotte is wearing her Easter Dress!

I made it using my Baby's Smocked Layette Pattern.
I just can't get enough of that pattern!

I just  want to keep making them before she outgrows the pattern!

I made a Fancy Hem with embroidered Bullion Flowers along the front .


I like to use the baby Maline Beading as a lace, with no ribbon threaded through.
It is sweet and delicate.

With Gathered Lace edging to finish the Fancy Hem

The fancy entredeux is a favorite of mine for neck (and sleeve edges).
Just a bit of Smocking looks best on this baby dress.

A pretty Bullion Flower on the sleeve too.

I just love this pattern.  

It fits like a dream because of the raglan style. Easy to make with only a bit of Smocking at the front.
And it is gorgeous on the baby.

You, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.
Psalm 3.3

Happy Sewing, 
Jeannie B














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