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, October 22

Amazing Vintage Bonnet

This Bonnet is quite old.  Wish I had a true date.
This Bonnet takes my breath away!

It is literally covered in Bermuda Faggoting. Which was why I bought it in the first place.

Bonnet Back

Close up of the Bonnet Back.

Because the decorative stitch is a pulled stitch instead of drawn work, it doesn't need to follow the "straight of grain", giving you more design opportunities.

Inside (wrong side)  of the Bonnet.

Inside of the Bonnet - crown.  The top of the crown seam  is nicely finished. 
 The bottom.....not so much.  

Did you notice the strings.  They will pull up the Bonnet to fit snugly.

The workmanship is truly beautiful.  
I so wish the finest of  materials were still available.

Look for beauty and you will...

Have a happy day!

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Martha said...


Angela Lee said...

Oh my!!! How beautiful! I would love to be able to create something so lovely.

Mosaic Magpie said...

I wondered about the strings on the sides....funny they would be left loose like, when the inside was finished so nicely. Maybe that was to celebrate the fact it was adjustable!?!

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