Le Broderie Bayou – Embroidered Baby Layette



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What a glorious way to prepare for a baby while creating this exquisite baby layette. During this 5­-day lesson, you will make a precious baby dress of imported linen, beautifully hand embroidered with bullion roses and swirling stems. Lovely little eyelets and Granitos are scattered about, and a pretty detached appliqué dogwood flower is positioned front and center on the skirt front. Swirling trails of stem stitch accentuate the delicate nature of the design. The edges are worked in tiny buttonhole scalloping, creating a lovely frame to this traditional design. Worked entirely with Coton á Broder (broder cotton) in pretty pastel colors, the feminine design features a tee-style yoke with gathered yoke sections and three-quarter length sleeves gathered and edged with scalloped sleeve bands. The matching Gertrude-style slip is also edged in scalloping and embroidered in a matching style. The bonnet features a large turn-back brim of similar embroidery, gathered in the back to a round crown, then tied in front with silk satin ribbon ties and embellished with rosettes. Completing the ensemble is an adorable wrap-around bib, embroidered and tied in the back. This layette is available in size 6-12 months only. Please join Andrea and Wendy for a memorable week of embroidery bliss in beautiful New Orleans while enjoying a relaxing week.

NOTE: A sewing machine is not required for this class.

Field of Study: Fine Hand Sewing
Type of Class: Project
Level: Advanced Beginner
Prerequisite: Familiar with Hand Embroidery
Class Length: 5 Days
Class Dates: July 22–26, 2024
Class Times: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Class Fee: $1250 (Includes Lunches, Kits, Snacks, Drinks)


Kit Includes: High-quality white handkerchief linen, cotton baby lined pique, half yard organdy, Swiss insertion, silk satin ribbon, Buttons, Coton a Broder thread, needles, buttons, detailed illustrated handout, and color photograph of the completed project.

Student Supplies: Fine point blue marker or Frixion pen, 6” hands-free embroidery hoop (plus screwdriver), 4 or 5” Susan Bates hoop, Glass head pins, pinning board, thimble (if you use one), Clover tapered awl (or similar), Embroidery scissors, Tape Measure, clear plastic ruler, cotton basting thread, magnification.