|Add Dimension with Netting |
By Connie Palmer
Netting ruffles shaped along lace and embroidery lends a “wow” to an otherwise flat and predictable design.
|Three Ways to Smock a Dress |
By Kathy Dykstra
Smock a Swiss dot baby dress with a side button closure.
By Kathy Barnard
Consider using Alencon instead of French lace to add a textural interest and an elegant weight to the bottom of an heirloom gown.
|Wrapped in Sentiment |
By Patty Smith and Candice Stephenson
Incorporating parts of a family wedding gown, in this case both the mother’s and grandmother’s, lends a special sentiment to an heirloom christening gown.
Petticoat Lace Blouse
By Amelia Johanson
Repurpose lace from an antique cast-off to create a wearable heirloom for today.
|Bridal by Design|
By Kelly Chaffin
A recent bride, Kent State design school graduate and contributor to Sew Beautiful shares her heirloom-inspired senior collection and her own bridal gown.
By Maureen Jones
Classic heirloom design dresses up the Arkansas Delta.
|The Christening Collection|
By Kathy Harrison
Use machine embroidery to stitch out a little linen romper suit complete with embellishment, no pattern necessary for most pieces.
|Angel Feathers Dress |
By Kari Mecca
Create pretty little ribbon feathers with Whimsy Sticks, a whole lot of ribbon and a little creativity.