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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Friday, November 19

Moving Along to My Tucked Daygown!

Stitching down the facing.  Tucks and lace - done!
I have moved on to another design that will be included in my new Daygown pattern. 
I really want this pattern to be ready the first part of the new year and I think I can do it!    I am always optimistic (or unrealistic as some would say) that it won't take long at all.  And I have to make decisions along the way.  And I am a slow decision maker.  I will ask myself  "should I use this design between the buttons?"  ...."No?"... "Well, this one would look good."..."And so would this one!"  But I only need one so then I have to choose between all the ones I've decided will look good.

I have decided decision making is the hardest part about designing, as well as sewing!   Choices, choices.  Choices are the enemy of a simple life!!

I have typed the pattern instructions, using my hand written notes from when I first worked up this pattern.   Still have to draw and replace illustrations for this new pattern.

Using pretty soft green batiste for this daygown!
 Now, I will follow my typed instructions as I stitch my gown to see what needs clarifying.
It's really not an easy job to write pattern instructions!!

I do love sewing Daygowns, though!

All Designs Are Copyright Protected copyright 2010 Jeannie Baumeister


the gypsy chick said...

thank you Jeannie for your sweet comments on my blog. they truely warm my heart...
your creations are simply beautiful.

Jan M said...

I have always thought writing the directions was the hardest part. Thank you for not only creating beautiful designs, but also for such clearly written and illustrated directions. Sending you lots of positive thoughts to help reach that goal of a new pattern in the new year!

Piper said...

I am so excited that it is going so well for you. I will patiently, or not so patiently, waiting for this new day gown at the beginning of the year. Can't wait to see this version done. Your patterns are so wonderful and your directions are so clear.

Prissy said...

I need to just add this to my ever growning list of things I want from your store. Jeez, I'd love to be rich .... not filthy rich, just enough to have all the lace and batiste and fairy fabric that I want!

Hopewell Creek Designs said...

Jeannie-I saw your comment on curtains in my trees blog and thought I would check your blog out. Oh my goodness what a treat! This is a new world for me,such beautiful workmanship.I so admire what you do and will visit often.I'm not sure I could ever do this delicate of work. But it will be a little escape to bye gone time.The same feeling I get when I read Victoria Magazine.See you again!-Rebecca

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