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Ginger Snaps Designs
GS Baby Boy Christening Gowns
These patterns are perfect for little boys as they are not too frilly (a
common complaint) but perfectly tailored for a boy. The gowns included
feature simple construction and several design options using a variety of
unique trims and fabric textures that are perfect for little boys.
Fabric selections such as linen, linen batiste, Swiss flannel, Heirloom
Crepe, silk dupioni, satin batiste, as well as the more traditional Swiss
batistes, pima cottons, and polyester-cotton batistes are perfect choices.
"Embellishment options presented in this book include a pointed collar, tucks
used with tiny pearl buttons, cording, or Swiss eyelet trims, and neckline
treatments that include the use of entredeux-edged Swiss trims, tatting,
and cording. The sleeve options are all ideal for use on gowns for baby boys
and there is the additional option of adding hand shadow work or machine
embroidery, if you desire."
For Ginger Snaps' - The Baby Daygown Series, click here
Heirloom Sewing/French Handsewing Books
How to Make Handmades for your Baby
First published in the '50s, this treasury of design ideas for christening
dresses, button-on suits, rompers, sacques, bonnets, day gowns and dresses
is a must have for any seamstress' library. Many techniques and embroidery
designs are given along with illustrated instructions. Paperback. Black and
white. 94 pages.
A to Z Whitework - Country Bumpkin Publications
Whitework is a category of embroidery encompassing many styles of techniques reflecting the different cultures inspired from working with white cloth and white thread.
This book, another fantastic volume in the A to Z series, covers the styles and techniques of every form of whitework embroidery from:
- Ayrshire Embroidery - Scottish Embroidery
- Broderie Anglaise - English Embroidery
- Candelwicking - American style of tufted embroidery
- Carrickmacross Embroidery - Embroidery on netted ground
- Cutwork - Button-hole stitch worked on fabric & cut to form a style of lace
- Hedebo Embroidery - Danish Embroidery
- Madeira Embroidery - Portuguese Embroidery
- Mountmellick Embroidery - Irish Embroidery
- Shadow Work - Best instructions for this technique
- Tambour Embroidery - Chain stitch worked with hook on net or fabric, beading on fabric
yourself to this volume which explains all of the hand embroidery
techniques which are rapidly dying out due to the proliferation of
A to Z of Heirloom Sewing - $39.95
FINALLY!!!!!! We've all been waiting for a replacement for Mimi's Heirloom Sewing Books and here it is. A book dedicated to every facet of heirloom sewing that will satisfy every heirloom sewers' craving for the how to's of working with delicate laces, swiss embroideries and the many fine fabrics featured in Sew Beautiful, Inspirations and Australian Smocking & Embroidery magazines. The editors of Inspirations Books has outdone itself by completing the series of A to Z Smocking and Sewing for Smockers with those delicate heirloom sewn touches that abound on garments presented in their magazines Inspirations and Australian Smocking & Embroidery. A wonderful addition to an already fine legacy.
From the back cover: "The use of delicate fabrics trimmed with lace, entredeux, ribbon and tucks are common characteristics of this beautiful technique. Perfect for adding that extra special touch to christening gowns, children's clothes, wedding dresses and delicate garments, this book has methods for every skill level.
"Filled with detailed instructions and useful hints, this reference book offers over 700 clear step-by-step photographs to help you achieve the perfect finish.
- Material and equipment
- Garment care and storage
- Working with lace and entredeux
- Handworked edges and finishes
- Construction techniques particularly suited to fine fabrics"
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