Well, my Old Fashioned Baby smocked layette project didn’t turn out to be a knocked down and dragged out saga like my smocked baby daygown. You see, I couldn’t dilly dally because this particular outfit was supposed to be worn for Easter this year (and it WAS completed in time for Easter!):
It was such a fun project. I think I am going to make another one with a floral fabric for a less formal look. But for now, here is the lacy fancy hem:
The coordinating slip. I embroidered a teeny rosebud right below the neckline just for fun:
Have a great Monday and week, everyone. I will catch up with you later!
p.s. Please click here for Part 1.
This week, I have been working on a smocked layette. The pattern is by Jeannie Baumeister of Old Fashioned Baby:
The smocking is very simple by very sweet, with super sweet embroidery on the smocked sleeves:
This is what I have done so far:
These are the French Val laces I will be using to attach to the hem – I have a thing for lacy hem:
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Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope your week is going well for you so far.
I completed the embroidery on the baby daygown slip. I realized after the fact that using an entredeux would have probably been better before attaching the lace:
Once the embroidery was completed, I felt compelled to finish constructing the daygown. The ensemble is made of a peachy pinkish Imperial Batiste. The daygown pattern is from Ginger Snaps Designs, and the slip pattern is from Old Fashioned Baby:
I opted to just do geometric smocking on this daygown to give it a touch of simplicity:
I just think smocked sleeves are the sweetest things, especially on babies:
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Okay, as if I don’t have enough to do, I went ahead and did some hand embroidery on a slip for a pink baby daygown where no one would see since the slip is worn underneath the gown. The design is another winner from Old Fashioned Baby:
Nonetheless, it is a fun exercise for a more serious undertaking in the future! I will post more pictures once I am done with this little detour project – I say “detour” because I still have a couple of quilt commitments that I need to fulfill! But I am going to enjoy the hand embroidery for now.
Have a terrific Thursday, everyone!
My dear friend Annelle came through for me AGAIN! The Old Fashioned Baby Daygown is now complete:
Thank you for all your encouraging comments throughout this looong saga! The latest and all pink issue of “Sew Beautiful” featured a similar gown made by Jeannie Baumeister (desginer), except the smocking part feature honeycomb smocking and there is additional embroidery on the yoke. It was absolutely stunning — I might have to make another one!! So many pretties, so little time…
(Previous posts on my daygown saga: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9)
I did manage to attach the collars to my Old-fashioned Baby daygown yesterday – many, many, many thanks to my dear friend Annelle! I even sewed the bias band down – that’s how excited I was about these collars!!! [There is actually a picture of the same daygown made by Jeannie Baumeister (designer) featured in the latest Sew Beautiful magazine – it’s toward the end of the magazine!]
All I have left are the buttonholes, buttons, and the slip (pieces already cut). I hope I would be able to get those completed within the very near future.
The next Old-fashioned Baby pattern I intend to attempt is the Smocked Layette – I love all of Jeannie’s designs:
(Previous posts on my daygown saga: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8)
Meanwhile, I am going back to doing some quilting – hadn’t done much of that this week, and I have some catching up to do. See you tomorrow!