Thursday, January 17, 2013

vintage babywear

I so love baby wear,which is why I make it,
but today I want to show you some of my Vintage collection
of baby wear

When my children were born many years ago
we used to love to put them into white cotton
For sleeping they wore long cotton nighties that tied with a sash
It was wrapped around the back and then brought around to the front to tie
so they didn't lie on a knot.
While I didn't keep any from those days
These are some very old ones I have collected
including a  bonnet
Bonnets were always worn in the home to protect from draughts

This little smocked dress is over 100 years old
The fabric is Viella
not readily available today
It is a very fine wool
If you do find it,it will be extremely expensive
I use twill which is a mixed fibre and similar to look at

This handmade Christening Gown is also over 100 years old
and is exquisite. I so love it

The lace is pure cotton and the fabric voile
It is so soft and would have been very comfortable for a new baby

These are some roses I dried,they don't always turn out as nice as this
I love the colour

I am joining some lovely linky parties this week
The links are on my sidebar


Rosetta said...

Questi dolci candidi vestitini sono meravigliosi!Sono un vero tesoro da conservare!Baci,Rosetta

Sassy Southern Lady said...

All that I can say is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Alessandra said...

Thank s for sharing your marvellous vintage babywear. The white cotton is wonderful and also the laces.

debra @ homespun said...

So dainty and beautiful! :)

Annie said...

My mother used to make shirts for my father out of Viyella fabric. He loved the wool/cotton blend! It was lightweight and warm! I remember buying Viyella fabric for his shirts on a trip to Great Britain in the 1980s. I wish it were still available today.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your baby clothes are so gorgeous--the lace is just beautiful! I love old baby clothes too. As I love the ones you make too! Those roses you dried look so pretty--love the color too.

LV said...

Some little baby was blessed having these once up on a time.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
The baby wear is precious! I agree with LV, some little baby was blessed to wear such beautiful clothes. And you, my friend, have a real talent making baby clothes, judging by what I have seen different times visiting. You have a real gift! Thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day.


Doni said...

Hello Jeanetteann!
What lovelies you've shared today!! Those gowns and bonnets are just so sweet! I love those dried roses too. Can't seem to have enough of those!
Thank you so much for joining me for the party today!

Susan said...

Oh Jeanetteann, those outfits are to be cherished! Ohhhh, can you even envision little ones wearing them? SOoooooo sweet. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, too! Love your visits. Susan

Kassandra said...

Hi Jeanetteann, what a beautiful and inspiring blog you have here! And these vintage baby clothes are so sweet... Thank you very much for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments, I´ll be following you since now.

andrea@townandprairie said...

What gorgeous craftsmanship on those gowns! If only they still made everything with the same fine touch today.

Jann Olson said...

Jeanette Ann, your collection is fabulous! Amazing how old they are and they still look lovely. Your roses did dry beautifully!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the vintage gowns...they are gorgeous! I would like to find one for my new baby doll. Sweet hugs!

Sherry said...

So pretty! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

Jody and Stan said...

What lovely babywear. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful vintage collection at Simple & Sweet Fridays.


Bernideen said...

These are really wonderful!