Archive for February, 2013

February 20, 2013

Baby Shower Embroidered Horse Corduroy Baby bag, gown and bubble

Just finished these for a baby shower for a longtime customer and friend who is becoming a grandmother. The bag is in an embroidered corduroy(from farmhouse fabrics) and bronze pimacheck was used for the lining. I found a bronze colored zipper. I scanned the corduroy and enlarged the horse to make the shadow work design on the drawstring gown. This is a michie pattern. The bubble is Ashley by Children’s corner reduced to a 3m. The giraffe smocking plate was in issue 81 of Sew Beautiful. barrybaby 003barrybaby2 002

February 9, 2013

Bearissima Christening Gown With Tatting

kristalhuntly tatted christening gownchristeninggownkristalhuntley2013 011christeninggownbonnetkristalhuntley2013 002christeninggownslipkristalhuntley2013 001christeninggownrtsbootieskristalhuntley2013 003christeninggownkristalhuntley2013 007I just completed another christening/Baptismal gown. This one is white Bearissima Swiss Batiste with white tatting. This set had a slip, ready to smock booties and a sweet bonnet. Customer smocked the back and front, but will need to add a few more smocked rows to the front of the gown.The front band has white mother of pearl buttons. The front placket also has entredeux and tatting on either side. The hem has sections with 5 rows of tiny pintucks and tatted insertion in between. the edge has tatting and is rolled and whipped and then pinstitched. The slip has the baby’s name and christening date embroidered on it. It also has tatting around the lower edge. Just got this precious picture of the baby boy wearing it!

February 2, 2013

Babette Infant Daygown in Swiss Pima Batiste with slip

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Just finished this baby gown with a ruffle down the front.  Matching slip has lace around the hem and matching bullion on the front. This is an old Pattern by Sarah Howard Stone. The sleeves have a pinstitched ruffle with lace to match the front ruffle.I just finished this pink one with white ruffles and thought I would just add to the previous babette post. babettewhitewithbluebullionsandslip 001

February 2, 2013

Smocked Ivory Swiss Batiste Christening Baptismal Gown Bishop Style.

christening gownowensfulllength 016christening gownowens slip top 008christening gownowensbib 015christening gownowens 009This gown was for a Baptism before Christmas. It turned out lovely. I used Bearissima Swiss batiste. Sleeves were long with entredeux and lace. Bishop smocking had pearls. Hem had rows of tiny pintucks with insertion between them. Lace finished the lower edge.