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heirloom sewing

Narrow hemming combined with a Parisian hemstitch produces a finished decorative edge similar to those on hand-hemstitched handkerchiefs.

entredeux stitch on the machine

Chery Williams round yoke dress PBJK I just love this dress. I think it would look beautiful on my granddaughter for Easter.

I love looking at details like this--so beautiful

How to start first stitch in smocking.

Buns and Baskets: A collection of free historic patterns for baby, kids & grownups.

tutorial » Wing Needle Stitches

For perfect featherstitch...machine stitch a feather stitch pattern with no thread in machine. Holes are easily visible and give stitches perfect placement.

Susan Stewart Designs - inset pleats on Lily pattern

Sew Beautiful Blog: Baby Bubble with Embellished Double Pintucks

New Heirloom Christening Gown/Day Gown with Cathedral Windows. $165.00, via Etsy. Matching Bonnet sold seperately

Dolce & Gabbana - Infant's Lace Baptism Dress

Luscious in lavender.

Pretty pearls and boullion roses on Hand Embroidered First Communion Dress

heirloom sewing project tutorial

Hand embroidered silk bonnet

Tutorial: Insertion seams- Kimberly of Baroque Embellishments shows us how to work gorgeous insertion seams–a technique in which the edges of two pieces of fabric are joined with an embroidery stitch, leaving a slight gap and creating a lacy effect. So beautiful. And not as hard as it sounds. See Kimberly’s tute.

YOUNG LADY'S SPRIGGED DRESS, c. 1805. White cotton mull embroidered allover w/ small sprigs, bodice & sleeves w/ bobbin lace insertion, B 30", High W 33", L 50"

Smocked yoke Christening gown with heirloom sewing techniques on skirt.