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Brother Expert Sewing Consultant Janice Ferguson designed this Heirloom Baby Gown exclusively for Classic Sewing magazine readers! Lessons will be released bi-monthly. Sign up for the Sew-Along e-newsletter for updates!

EMBELLISHING THE BODICE Printable version of this lesson. Other lessons available here: Lesson 1, Lesson 2, and Lesson 4.  1. If you have not already done so, cut out the two bodice fronts on the fold (one lining and one outer) and four bodice backs (two lining and two outer). 2. On one front bodice (outer bodice), staystitch around neckline 1/4" from neck...
lace shaping
For this lesson we will be working with the skirt pieces—one skirt front and two skirt backs and your lace insertion. Are you ready to learn lace shaping? Lace curves and miters, here we come! Let’s get started. Download a printable version of this lesson here. Other lessons available here: Lesson 1, Lesson 3, and Lesson 4.  Read All Directions Before Starting 1....
heirloom
Heirloom Baby Gown Sew–Along Presented by Brother International Corporation and Classic Sewing Magazine Gown designed by Janice Ferguson, Brother Expert Sewing Consultant. Click here for a printable version of this lesson.  Other lessons available here: Lesson 2, Lesson 3, and Lesson 4 This baby gown is an example of heirloom sewing, also known as fine machine sewing or French sewing by machine. Heirloom sewing...
neck line
NECK LACE Print version of this lesson. Previous lessons: Lesson 1, Lesson 2, and Lesson 3. Wider edging (7 ⁄8") is lovely for the hemline but too wide for the neckline and sleeves. Many times, you want a matching edging lace in two widths, a narrow and a wide, but can only find the wider. Reducing the width of the lace is...