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, April 14


Working on Shadow Embroidery with the sun as my light!

Then, took a little break to walk down to the beach....
do I look content or what? sit under a beach umbrella!

View from our balcony - Orange beach  Alabama
A friend and I went to the beach for a few days over spring break to get some sewing work done.

It was totally wonderful.
On the way home we stopped at an Outlet Mall.
I liked the flowers on the collar of this dress.

Bullions and French Knots.

Click to enlarge and you will see that this dress is NOT smocked.  The threads are manipulated on the surface to simulate smocking. 

Nothing like the real thing!

I love that SAGA promotes real Smocking!!
Support your local (or National) Smocking Guild or the dress above could be our future.

All Designs Are Copyright Protected copyright 2011 Jeannie Baumeister


Cynthia Gilbreth said...

How nice to be by the beach! We had a rainy day yesterday but now the sun is shining. Fake smocking! what will they think of next?

Val said...

Oh wow. The beach. That sounds wonderful to me! Have fun!

Kellie said...

Looks like you are enjoying yourself entirely! I too love REAL smocked dresses... none of this machine smocking!

Karen Platner said...

Indeed, nothing like real smocking! I too am glad SAGA is around to promote not only the execution of this lovely art but also the appreciation of it.

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