Thursday, January 26, 2012
Heirloom Sewing by My Mom
There is a new baby in this house! I'm in the process of scheduling little Jack's baptism and it occurred to me that I never shared pictures of the gorgeous baptismal gown sewn by my mother for our firstborn. This darling model here is my second child, ZouZou, as these pictures were all taken a couple of years ago.
Mom does amazing work by hand and machine.
She used a combination of new and antique laces and indulged my great love for monograms by putting one front and center.
The last monogram mom embroidered for me was for my wedding gown (a slip that you could see when the dress was bustled).
My mother learned these techniques by taking an heirloom sewing class at a local fabric store. If her beautiful work has whet your appetite for more heirloom inspiration, check out Martha Pullen's Sew Beautiful magazine. My mom has subscribed for years and loves it!