smocking patterns - sewing for a royal baby: 22 heirloom patterns for your little prince or princess
Any time a royal event takes place–a wedding, a birth–the world takes notice and what captures their attention first is the royal attire. Who would not want their own little prince or princess to be just as beautifully dressed? Sewing for a Royal Baby includes three designs inspired by actual royal garments, including the royal christening gown, as well as a variety of fine heirloom designs exclusively selected by the editors of Sew Beautiful magazine.Sewing for a Royal Baby allows new mothers and grandmothers to create a royal wardrobe for their new little one using the complete patterns and instructions provided with the book and accompanying CD. The patterns are sized differently according to the style, but the gowns start at newborn and go up to 18 months. The bubble goes up to 24 months. Toddler dresses go up to size 4, and the boys' pieces go up to size 3.The companion CD contains all of the project patterns plus two additional slip patterns, the complete Vintage Royal Alphabet machine embroidery template, and most of the embroidery designs (hand and machine) in the book, as well as some appliqué designs, and technique descriptions for:Shadow embroideryGeometric smockingBasic French sewingLace shapingHand embroideryShark's teethPlacketsNeck bindingsPiping From bonnets and booties to breathtaking christening gowns and sweet toddler looks, Sewing for a Royal Baby will inspire sewists to create a wardrobe fit for a little prince or princess using a variety of heirloom sewing techniques.