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, July 5

White Wednesday - Pretty Shadow Embroidery.

Little dress and embroidery were made by a  Friend.
White dress with pretty Shadow Embroidery on it.

I first printed this Embroidery design on a gown in Creative Needle...a long time ago.

You can now find it in Antique Toddler Dresses,  Best Embroidered Baby Clothes Two and a slightly smaller version in my Jeannie B. Embroidery Book

Shadow Embroidery is lovely and not difficult to stitch.  Old Fashioned Shadow Work embroidery, originally called cross backstitching, consists of stitches worked on the wrong side of sheer fabric.  The result will be the closed herringbone stitch on the wrong side and double rows of backstitching on the right side with the thread from the back shadowing through to the front.

It was often worked with white thread on white fabric which gave a very elegant look. Today it is mostly colored threads used on linens and fine children's clothing. Beautiful, anyway you stitch it!

This is my White Wednesday with Faded Charm!

What I am reading this morning:
"You stiff- necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy spirit.  As your fathers did, so do you." Acts 7:51

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Linda said...

Very pretty and so delicate!

Kellie said...

So pretty... I have never tried this but perhaps soon!

Our Back Porch said...

That is so dainy and delicate. I love it! Happy White Wednesday!

Waving from Our Back Porch,

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh this is simply darling, so pretty.

Rebecca said...

Just had to tell you I mentioned you in my post today and linked to your bloggie, too! Hope that was OK! :)

Love the sweet clothes...dainty and precious!


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