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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Saturday, November 28

Gertrude Baby Slips

 Collection of Gertrude Baby Slips.  Each is a little different.
Baby Slips are an essential item in a baby's wardrobe.  they keep baby comfortable and warm and they flatter the gown or dress worn over them. A "Gertrude"  is a style of slip or petticoat  that buttons at both shoulders.  As the baby's comfort  became the focus of infants clothing at the end of the 1800's, the Gertrude was considered superior.  It did not restrict baby's movement and was easily removed without disturbing the baby's other clothing when it became wet (no disposable diapers then!!).  For winter, a slip might be made from a fine flannel.

This lovely set is from OFB pattern Baby Layette.
It is featured in Sew Beautiful magazine, issue 121.

Slips are made to match the dress for special outfits!  Just use the same lace, fabric, embroidery design or floss.  Something that ties them together.

The lace insertion and edging match the lace on the Daygown.  Part of the embroidery design was stitched between the insertion.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Thank you for sharing these very helpful and informative sewing lessons! I have your summer baby clothes pattern and was afraid to try it until I saw your lessons. Are you be going to do any on embroidery stitches, like shadowwork or feather stitches?

Thank you!


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