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.
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Sunday, November 29

Antique Gertrude Baby Slip

Found in an Antique Store.
This antique slip is 18 1/2" long from shoulder to hem (including the 1 7/8" ruffle). The side seams are French Seamed by machine.  The rest of the slip is stitched by hand.  There is tiny entredeux  between the slip hem and the ruffle.  Lace edges the ruffle and the top of the slip.

What a beautiful hem.  I would love to see the dress that matches this slip!!
The embroidery on the hem is exquisite.  It is tiny and fine.  The stitching, amazing.

Back of the antique slip.
The back of the slip has the same amazing embroidery on it!

The embroidery design is reproduced on a slip and bonnet in  "Best Embroidered Baby Clothes One".
I loved the embroidery desing so I used it on a Slip and a Bonnet in my pattern "Best Embroidered Baby Clothes One". 

Antique Slip hem and my reproduction hem.  I substituted some easier stitches on my slip.

I did not include the ruffle on the slip in my pattern.  If you want a ruffle, combine this slip pattern with the slip in " Revised Baby Daydresses ".  The slip in that pattern has a ruffle.  Be sure to adjust the slip length to your dress.


Julia said...

I love vintage baby clothing. Your new baby clothing is so beautiful!

Jeannie B. said...

Thank you , Julia.

~Karen~ said...

Hi Jeannie,
Thank you for your comment on my needlework cushion! I've enjoyed reading back on several of your posts.
When I came over to visit, I noticed your baby slip and that it was the same as the one I wore as a baby minus the embroidery. The lace even looks the same.
(I absolutely adore babies, too) :o)
Thanks for visiting, and please come again.

Martha said...

How beautiful. Wouldn't Miss Eula love that t-tiny feather stitching on that antique slip. Love them both. Beautimous!

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