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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Tuesday, November 2

White Wednesday -Handsewn Circa 1920 Gown Pattern

Martha finished this class project for SAGA 2009
Martha's pretty Granddaughter in French Handsewn Baby Gown Circa 1920.

Pictures of cute baby were taken by Martha and used with permission.
Martha's Granddaughter wearing her Handsewn Baby gown.
What a cute little face!!
Visit Martha's Blog Southern Matriarch for more pictures.

I now have this pattern printed and ready to go.  Sorry for the wait.
French Handsewn Baby Gown Circa 1920 is available in my web shop.

Special technique on the hem, I named Snail Shirring.   I did an article introducing it  for Creative Needle in May/June, 1992.

Yoke embroidery.

This Gown was a reproduction (with a few design changes)  from an antique gown.  It was on this gown that I first saw the lovely Hem technique.   It was made entirely by hand and I fell in love with it.

"The nicest  baby clothes are made entirely by hand"
The Art of Dressmaking, 1927

I am joining Faded Charm with Wonderful White posts!

All Designs Are Copyright Protected copyright 2010 Jeannie Baumeister


Julia said...

So very pretty!

Grandma Ellen said...

That little baby is a sweetie! I love the hand embroidery, Jeannie. It's gorgeous!

Deanne said...

what a pretty gown, the hem detail is lovely

June said...

Jeannie this gown is gorgeous!!! You are an amazing artist with your machine and ideas!!!

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