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, June 21

First Communion Dress - White Wednesday

This First Communion dress was worn by my friend Carole (of the crochet edging fame - and I really am going to post how she does her scallops...later) many years ago.

It was also worn by her Daughter and Granddaughter.

And after each child wore it, it was lovingly put away, along with the little fingerless gloves.

It was made right here in Baton Rouge in a shop long gone.

Stitched by hand.

The fabric is a fine organdy.  It  is slightly softer than most of todays organdy.

The hem above is so lovely!
Tucks in the hem are edged with lace.

Close up of the hemstitched tucks.  Embroidery is stitched between the them.

The back of the dress is as beautiful as the front.

Notice the buttons.

The sleeve is puffed and embroidered.

This picture of the sleeve shows you the lace and embroidery.

It is a treasure!

This is my White Wednesday along with Faded Charm.
Come along!

All Designs Are Copyright Protected copyright 2011 Jeannie Baumeister


Kellie said...

Wow! What a treasured heirloom!

Sherry Richardson said...

How beautiful and what a treasure to have and pass down

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, this is so totally beautiful!!! And what a treasure, indeed.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I always find this work to be like a little miracle. Just incredibly beautiful. The owner has a lovely and rare family tradition going.

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