Some Tiny Gowns

This past Saturday our SAGA Dogwood guild had a Wee Care workshop.  As the chair of this committee, I typically don’t sew at the workshops, but make myself available for any help that is needed.  We had a fabulous turnout and I also had some beautiful gowns turned in!  What a lovely, caring group of ladies that give of their time and talent making these sweet gowns.  As always, I come away from the workshops inspired to work on some gowns as well.  It probably comes as no surprise that I always have several in different stages of completion.

Because I had several gowns that were nearly completed, I decided that this morning was the time to get those finished up.  I’m so pleased with how they turned out and now I have 3 more that are done and 1 more that only needs to be smocked.  I’ll do that one quiet evening.  They don’t take any time at all to smock!

I love this teeny, tiny size – it is for under 1 lb. babies and measures a mere 8-3/4″ long (including the lace).

Because our guild sends gowns to Camp LeJeune, I wanted to try one gown with a nautical design.  I would think it could be used for a boy or girl.  I liked the tiny sailboats (my own design).

There’s always a call for gender neutral gowns, so a white on white with no flowers, lace, etc. works well and is quite elegant looking – or so I think!

I smocked a simple design and used “dots” instead of flowers to keep this gown neutral.

So, that has been what I’ve been sewing lately.  Well, that as well as some things that I’ll have to show you later.  😛  I don’t want to spoil the surprise!

Enjoy some lovely stitching time – it’s such a great way to relax and ready yourself for a busy day/week ahead!


10 thoughts on “Some Tiny Gowns

  1. Trudi Peters

    Kathy, I am looking for instructions on the dress from Issue 94 of Australian Smocking. The dress was called “Special Occasion.” Hope to make it for my granddaughter’s 1st communion.

  2. Trudi Peters

    Thanks, just found your reply! I will be making it without the embroidered flowers to keep it white. Could have embroidered the flowers in white, but… lots of work for something that won’t show much and i work slowly. Will you be in Boston?

      1. Trudi Peters

        How fun, I remember that from one of your earlier posts. Have a wonderful time at the wedding! Perhaps we will meet in person another time.

  3. Rettabug

    So very precious, Kathy! Gosh, the clothespins are almost the same size as the sleeves! Soooo tiny!
    Bless you for the work you do for so many others.

    My sister & her Marine husband were stationed at Camp LeJeune when her #3 son was born there! My parents & my sibs went down to help her with the 2 older boys while she was in the hospital. Thanks for jogging that memory.


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