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 27

Farmhouse Fabric Class Fun!


Happy Sewing Ladies!

Who were an industrious bunch!

Stitching Tucks.

And stitching Lace to Swiss insertion.

All this fine sewing to make a fancy block of fabric.
To use for our fancy yokes.



..to be continued..





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Monday, March 23

Hurry to….The Smock Shoppe Moving Out SALE!!


Mary and me.
The Smock Shoppe is closing it's Retail Doors.

And that means a BIG sale!!
And they are taking email and phone orders.

But hurry, it will be over this weekend!!

Linen fabric with hand worked Cutwork.
Mary acquired some wonderful pieces of hand embroidered fabric when a Dressmaking company went out of business.  The fabric was made large enough to cut sleeves and bodices as well as  hand embroidered hems. 


When I was teaching for Mary recently, she pulled out these treasures that she has for sale.

This piece is lovely.  I think it will make a gorgeous  Toddler Summer Dress.

There are pieces in different sizes.

Off White and white.

She has a kit to make this Pillowcase Dress.


And there are different fabric styles.


The Smock Shoppe email is: thesmockshoppe@hotmail.com

For phone orders call: 334-793 8233

Better hurry because soon the sign will read…


I'm sure Mary will have fun sewing/teaching  plans for the future.
You will need to contact her to see!






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Saturday, March 21

Teaching at The Smock Shoppe


I was happy to teach my Antique T-Yoke Dress and Gown again!


This time the class was in Dothan, Alabama.

I was teaching for The Smock Shoppe
One of my favorite shops to visit.
Lots of great Machine stitching.

Learning to attach lace to fabric.


And hand basting the lace in place because …some things are just better by hand.


This group was excited to work on their gowns and barely wanted to stop for lunch!

(can you believe that?)




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Thursday, March 19

Pretty Embroidered Pillowslip.

All done.

Oh, I forgot to show you the Pelicans swimming in our little lake. 

 I have never seen such a site.  

They are beautiful and swim together like they are choreographed.  When one dipped to eat something under the water, they all dipped.  It was like a Pelican Ballet!

Thrilling!



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Tuesday, March 17

Sunshiny Day for Stitching.

Such a nice day to embroider the sample Pillowslip for my Farmhouse Fabrics class.

Working on the Old Fashioned Double Featherstitching.

I learned this from an elderly lady in South Lousisana.
It's just like the Featherstitching you see on those antique garments.  Unbelieveably lovely!

Although the focus of the Class is the construction techinques used on the Toddler Summer Dress, embroidery is an important part of the class.

Fun, fun and more fun…..


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Friday, March 13

Teaching Toddler Summer Dress and Embroidery

Very cute little girl!
Wearing Toddler Summer Clothes - Tucked version.

Featherstitching 


…more Featherstitching….and Bullion roses..

I will be teaching Featherstitching and Bullion Roses at Farmhouse Fabrics.


This is the famed Irish Rose I will be teaching too.


More Featherstitching…but look at the lower left edge of the photo (enlarge if you need to).
The is the Antique Double Featherstitching I will be teaching too.

Love. It.

This cute little one is wearing the Toddler Summer Dress from my class at It's Sew Heavenly.

I am looking forward to see you at Farmhouse Fabrics next week!!



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