Heirloom Baby Gown Sew-Along presented by Brother International Corporation
Classic Sewing MagazineÂ is offering a FREE Sew-Along.Â I made this sweet little dress/daygown for Brother’s submission to the magazine and it is being offered to you. The instructions have been broken into 4 lessons.
Written for beginners, it also includes tips and suggestions that might be useful for experienced heirloom sewists.Â Techniques such as lace insertion, lace shaping, pin stitch, joining gathered lace, etc. are included.
The first two lessons have been posted so go sign up!Â You must be signed up to get notification of the next lessons.
I do hope you will join us.Â Just click on the link inÂ the opening photo and you will be taken to the site to sign up.Â The sleeves on this pattern (Simplicity 8024) are just precious.
Let’s sew along!
Alastair, 2 1/2 months, on antique carriage cover. He had nearly outgrown this daygown, but this was the first time that the harried new parents got around to taking a picture for me. It DID fit when he came home, but at 9 lb.s 6 oz. it didn’t fit very long!
One of the first things I made for Alastairâ€™s layette was his coming home outfit. The daygown wasÂ made from Maggieâ€™s Classics Daygown #113 pattern. The matching blanket was featured in a previous post and the sweet little cap will be shown soon.
Obviously, this picture was taken lonnnnnng after he came home from the hospital. He was 2 Â½ months old and the gown is ridiculously short. When he was newborn, the length was adequate if not generous.Â Â But were I to make another, I would make it much longer. You can see that it still fits him except for the length. But if it had been cut longer, he could have worn it much longer. Continue reading →