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From: MaryW
Date: 02-06-2007, 08:15 AM (1 of 4)
I was sent this today. If you can help, please post. Thanks.

I have a question for you - Iam using The Old
Fashioned Baby pattern layette by j. Baumeister

I have an antique pillowcase measuring 26"x20"w add to
that a 5.5" picot wide lace

I want to use this for a christening gown but don't
know how to lay it out because of the lace trim and
since the front is on the fold and the back on the
selvage. I don't care which version I use I just need
to figure out if I can use the pillowcase or do I have
to look to doing something else- my time is running
out the christening is in March and Im pulling my hair
out. thanks Eileen
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
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From: weezyrider
Date: 02-07-2007, 10:56 AM (2 of 4)
Is that pattern a one piece? Or are skirt and bodice separate? I can't remember. I've tried some of Baumeister's patterns and find them confusing. I've used quite a few of Martha Pullen's and she lays out the front bodice on the fold, and actually used the selvages for plackets on bishop dresses. I would think that the front of the skirt would be on the fold.

User: weezyrider
Member since: 08-19-2003
Total posts: 218
From: foxe
Date: 02-19-2007, 09:52 AM (3 of 4)
Hi Weezy

the pattern is one piece - aline in design- right now the baby is 12lbs and we have another month to go -Iam considering doing some other pattern -maybe- but at looking at the patterns it looks like that pushes her into a 6 mos pattern - the other patterns are bodice and skirt - does that sound like it will be to big - foxe
User: foxe
Member since: 02-19-2007
Total posts: 3
From: weezyrider
Date: 02-20-2007, 08:51 AM (4 of 4)
No, you can do a separate bodice and skirt. The other option is a round yoke. There's a series of p:re: attern and how-to books "Mildred Gould's Baby Daygowns" that has a round yoke. The round yokes are like a smocked bishop. There's a lot of ease and if it's a tad too big, no one notices.

User: weezyrider
Member since: 08-19-2003
Total posts: 218
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