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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Wednesday, April 21

White Wednesday -Baby Anna's Circa 1920 Bonnet

Baby Anna's Circa 1920 Bonnet
This is the bonnet we were making at the Elegant Stitces Retreat.

The Brim is made up of three triangle pieces.
This bonnet is a reproduction
 of one made circa 1920 for Anna by Mrs. Barrett.
The center Brim Piece overlaps the other two Brim pieces.
The center Brim piece has  a  pretty embroidery design on it.
All three Brim pieces have Lace Edging slightly gathered and stitched  around them.
A little Bullion Rosebud (taken from the center Brim design) graces the side Brim pieces.
The ribbon edge is turned under to enclose any raw edges.
Silk Satin ribbon is attached to the side fronts of the Bonnet.
The ribbon is sewn to the wrong side of the bonnet.
Notice the pretty entredeux that is used to finish the neck.
A pretty ball Mother of Pearl Button is sewn to the right side edge.
 I used beautiful French Maline Laces for the Bonnet.
Gathered Lace Edging  is stitched around the bonnet. 
 The lace is also stitched around the back crown.
The Bonnet is made from Swiss Nelona weight Batiste.
I can't wait to see a little baby face in this bonnet!

This design is copyright 2008 Jeannie Baumeister

This is my White Wednesday post thanks to Faded Charm.


bubbygigi said...

The bonnet is absolutely magnificent. Gita

marsha said...

So sweet! I'd love to see the back.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

WOW...this is one gorgeous bonnet! I have a few old bonnets from when I had my glad I kept them:)


I’m having a GIVEAWAY…come by and enter…I think you will like it!

Unknown said...

I can't think of anything sweeter than this!!! Beautiful!!!

Faded Charm said...

Can you imagine how precious a sweet little baby face would look peaking out from under this beautiful piece. Sweet!

Take care,


Unknown said...

I can't think of anything sweeter than this!! Beautiful!!

Sewconsult said...

Lovely. Wish more babies wore beautiful dainty things today. I am afraid if I make one for a gift, it won't be appreciated, especially for the California baby coming soon.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Bunny said...

gorgeous! Love how those triangles turn back.

Laurie said...

Soooooo beautiful-pure perfection in every stitch!

Julia said...


Robin Hart said...

I am so looking forward to convention and classes with you... I need it even if I come home with more UFOs and not enough time to really sew until the next year.

Val said...

Well looks like I have missed out on a lot. I am just now trying to catch up on my favorite blogs. Did I read that you are giving sewing lessons on the blog? I promise I will have your quilt to you within a couple of weeks. I am sorry it is taking me so long but I am so sad right now. It is hard. Thank you for loving my Granny.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I forgot to tell you how pretty I think that dress is, so I clicked on your link about your job. The bonnet is gorgeous! You sure have a talent I do not have.

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