This Old Fashioned Baby pattern by Jeannie Baumeister for Baby Daydresses is a lovely use of lace and embroidery
Baby Day dresses (Revised) has shoulder tucks, lovely lace design and Feather stitch Embroidery
All three designs have lace insertion and edging along the hem and short puffed sleeves.
Size Infant and 6-9 months (8-20lbs)
Ideal Fabrics are the Satin Batiste, Cotton Batiste or the Imperial Batiste
This pattern is a fabulous use of lace and embroidery
Suitable lace and beading is available on the lace page
Posted by Unknown on 14th Aug 2019
The pattern is clearly printed onto fine tissue paper. It felt very delicate, easy to pin to lightweight fabrics, and it was decorated with biblical quotations.
I made the tucked day dress, and the underskirt, and am happy with them.
The underskirt is edged by hand, in a sort of buttonstitch, so I drafted a facing instead.
The placket on the dress is very simple and effective. I have since used this method on another dress .
Now..this next bit might just be me, but I got completely puzzled by the instructions. It is a very simple dress, and I would advise just looking at the pattern pieces. Also, it seems to me that the daydress front and back sides don't match. I would recommend laying the pattern pieces on top of each other and correcting this at paper stage!
I made the small size for an eight week old baby, and it fitted nicely. It's quite long, and did feel like a traditional gown.
Reply - thank you for your comments and on the whole the pattern seems to have gone well, however I will have a go at making up the pattern myself to see if I can offer any suggestions. Thanks Christine