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, April 19

White Wednesday - Antique Baby Gown

This little Baby Gown is a sweet, sweet treasure.
It was passed along to me so that I might share it with you and others. Please notice the yoke.  It is made from embroidered fabric and is very fine.  A dear lady named Mary gave it to me.  You can see the bonnets she gave me here.  

Although it is a yoked style, there are few gathers at the yoke.  It is cut in more of an A-line style with a yoked bodice.  Mrs Buford Dextor (born in 1902) wore this gown made by either her Mother or Grandmother.

The ruffle at the hem was rolled and whipped and attached to lace insertion. There was alot of rolling and whipping going on here!  It is entirely hand stitched.  The hem of the ruffle was put in with a Hemstitch.  Lace edging sewn to the very bottom.

This is some Embroidered Swiss Batiste fabric that is very fine and embroidered all over.  It is perfect to duplicate this gown.

Babies  may start out small,
but the important thing is that they grow!
joan walsh anglund

This is my White Wednesday with Faded Charm!!

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Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

A truly exquisite gown! So very fine. I never get tired of seeing the beauty and variety in these old pieces.

raggygirlvintage said...

What an exquisite gown, such attention to detail. The one I own is much simpler but I love it all the same!

Barbara Jean said...

So beautiful!

barbara jean

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