Friday, March 12, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Little Miss. Paige Eileen Manson is sound asleep wearing the pink batiste daygown I made. It's one of my favorite patterns, Babette by Sarah Howard Stone. Such a classic and best of all . . . easy to put together! All you need is pretty fabric, lace and buttons.

Speaking of pretty fabric, lace and buttons . . . surf over to my friend Martha's blog, Southern Matriarch She has so generously put together a fabulous giveaway!

I am planning on doing a tutorial on one of my patterns. Are there any suggestions? The Annie, Carter, Izzy, Claire or Maggie? I found a beautiful blue floral Liberty of London print that is calling for me to make a pretty dress! Cast your votes ladies!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lacy Christening Gown Completed!

The gown has been smocked and completly constructed! Stitch a little everyday has paid off. . . and now I'm off to finish the slip and matching bonnet. This dress has really turned out prettier than I expected. Always a nice surprise. I changed the design from the original pattern to incorporate a few more heirloom techniques. You will notice on the sleeves I have attached entredeux to gathered fabric, along with a few rows of lace insertion and beading. I love beading! Just add a pretty ribbon for finising touches!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Christening Gown for a new neice

Welcome to my new blog! I hope you enjoy reading about my projects, new patterns, an antique find and a recipe or two!

Latest Project: Christening Gown
My youngest brother Ryan and his wife Tennille are the proud parents of baby girl, Paige Eileen. I have the honor of making her baptismal gown! I'm using Chery Williams Lacy Daygown pattern with Wendy Schoen's new machine embroidery cd, Blessed Beginnings. I love handwork, however this is a fabulous alternative!