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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Wednesday, July 29

"Baby Emma" in Yellow Print - Ironing a Sleeve

This would be the Classic Baby Emma.  Made from a cute cotton print.

Smocked with 3 strands of yellow floss.

With self piping along the yoke and collars.

But on to the sleeve ironing.
The old fashioned way.

You lay the sleeve down on the ironing board, hand creasing it around  the middle.
And press it.

Ta da!  It is cute and the sleeve stands right up.  

If you look at old photographs of little girls in dresses, you can see the same kind of creases on the sleeves.

A Rose of a dress!

And that's that!

by Jeannie Baumeister

1 comment:

Amy Bailes said...

Thank you!!! I've always struggled to iron the sleeves of this precious little dresses. Thank you!

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