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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Friday, March 9

Fancy Snail Shirring Baby Bonnet

I am going to teach in St. Louis  and I have been busy preparing the classes.

I created a new class to teach and am quite pleased with it.  
It is a Fancy Snail Shirring Bonnet.

It is a full day class and combines fine machine sewing techniques with lovely hand sewing.  The best of both worlds.  Tucks, Lace, Embroidery and Snail Shirring.  

Stitching my favorite...Featherstitching.  
Both basic and Antique Double Featherstitching.

Plus a little Ribbon Rosette.

I totally enjoyed stitching this bonnet and am ready to make another one.  It was pure delight and just enough hand sewing for me to carry about with me.  But it worked up pretty quickly.

I think it will make a great class project.

This is a picture in progress that I have shown you before.

I thought the in progress pictures would make more sense to you now that you see my finished little bonnet.

Goin to St. Louie!

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Cynthia Gilbreth said...

What a sweet bonnet! The snail shirring gives just the right amount of gathers to frame Baby's face.

Alix said...

The bonnet is stunning! If I lived in the States I'd be sure to attend one of your classes. Have fun teaching the class!

vincie said...

Beautiful bonnet! Your work is so perfect! Love it! I want to learn that Snail Shirring so bad! It's just the cutest thing. Perfect for the bonnet.
And your featherstitching is awesome!

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