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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Saturday, September 3

Little Pink Dress for Pink Saturday.

This little antique dress has been a great inspiration to me.
Don't you love the sweet collar?

The dress is a pale, pale pink, faded with age.

The pretty smocking is worked on fabric that is not gathered too much, giving it that old fashioned look that I love.

The buttonholes are stitched by hand.  In fact, the entire dress is stitched by hand!

I love the embroidered rosebuds along the hem.

And it inspired me to include them on this little dress made from my Emma's  Smocked Baby Dresses.

Next post I will show you a close up of the sleeves.
Until then...

join me for Pink Saturday.

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Anonymous said...

Jeannie, the antique dress is lovely, and I do like the embroidered rosebuds very much-don't they just make all the difference?

I've never done smocking before, but my wonderful dear seamstress mother did.

And the newer version of the dress is equally as lovely...I am convinced that nothing can beat handmade.

Have a gloriously happy pink day,

Kellie said...

Beautiful! Love to be inspired by vintage items!

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