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 27

What's Jeannie doing?

I am using antique lace from my "collection" (stash).
I am  unable to work on only one project at a time!
  I will tell you that I admire people who finish one project before beginning another.  There was a lady who would come into my shop and buy fabric & lace for 3 daygowns.  She would go home and make them.  Then, she would come back for more fabric and lace.  Can you imagine?
The picture you see above will become a little hemstitched baby gown. You can see that I have already removed the threads to begin the hemstitching.  I am using Swiss Batiste and some of my old lace that I have collected or been given over the years.  I never use it because it is just too special.  What am I waiting for?  With another birthday looming, I figured now was a good time to begin using all my special laces!


Martha said...

ooooh looks pretty. And I agree, quit saving! My girls challenged me to not buy ANY fabric until I have sewn together ALL I have. I told them I won't live long enough. My 1920 gown is almost done.

Jeannie B. said...

Oh Dear, I don't have a yard of fabric or lace that I regret buying. But I have regretted not buying more!! Some people collect stamps and I collect fine fabric and lace. I think it's more fun! Thanks for the encouragement to use it!

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