Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and Hand Embroidery

"Baby will be well and smiling in little garments made by Mother, Auntie, Grannie and loving friends!"

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Wednesday, June 29

White Wednesday - Pretty Old Baby Dress

This is a simple but beautiful little Baby Dress.
There is a "box" of hand hemstitching  nestled between the tucks on the front.  The embroidery, which is inside the hemstitching is mirrored on the dainty collars.

If you enjoy hemstitching, you know how much more difficult it is to work on a fine batiste than a linen fabric.

I like the Bullion flowers.  
You can easily adapt an embroidery design that has Lazy Daisy flowers to the more elegant Bullions.  Every place there is a Daisy petal, you will stitch two bullions in place of it.  To get the two Bullions to look like one petal, use the same hole for the needle as you stitch them.

The seed stitch travels from one flower to the next. 

The embroidery is also on the sleeve.

Can't you just imagine this little dress freshly laundered and pressed.  And a sweet little plump baby wearing it?

This is my White Wednesday for today!
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5 comments:

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

This is beautiful! Love the dress..it is elegant! Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

This is beautiful! Love the dress..it is elegant! Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

What a treasure! i can't pass up vintage needlework

Rebecca said...

Wow...this is truly beautiful my friend. I can't pass up old linens...especially the fabulously vintage baby things. They just take my breath away.

That said...your work is amazing. One day long after we are all gone there will be girls out there clambering for the things your talented hands have created. Just LOVELY WORK YOU DO!

xoRebecca

Kellie said...

Exquisite!

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