Baby Slip with Rounded End Lace Insertion Class

Berryhill Heirlooms
Construct a sweet little baby slip using the Rounded-End Lace Insertion technique developed by Susie Gay, as published in Creative Needle Magazine (Jan/Feb 07, "Color Play"). The slip has one piece of lace insertion surrounded by hand stitched pin tucks on the slip front and a lace edged ruffle on the bottom. The neckline and armholes are finished with the hand shell stitch and each strap has two buttonholes and mother of pearl buttons.

Techniques covered are the Rounded-End Lace Insertion technique by machine that requires a pin stitch (Parisian) machine stitch; pin tucks and shell stitch by hand; French seams; lace edging applied by machine; and ruffles. Students are given the Sweet Springtime Baby Slip pattern in 2 lengths in sizes 0-3, 6-9 and 12 months (only the short length is used in class), fully illustrated instructions, three additional design options, and all supplies to complete one slip. The kit includes lovely Swiss cotton batiste, lace insertion and edging, mother of pearl buttons, and two types of stabilizers. Students will complete a lace insertion sample prior to starting on the slip itself. Several matching dresses and slips will be on display for students to see for inspiration.

This is a 6-hour class that can be almost completed in class and is suitable for the advanced beginner and beyond heirloom stitcher. The class is SAGA-approved in Fine Machine Sewing and worth 2 Artisan points upon successful completion.