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Matching brother sibling set!!! Thank you so much @johneen_gilich_buchignani for sharing these gorgeous pictures!!! #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomsewingforboys #buttononsuit #frenchmaline #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Swiss flannel raglan sleeve day gown with white French Maline laces!  This embroidery design is an adaptation of a design that I drew last Christmas.  For this sweet baby girl, I added pink roses with red centers.  I love how these roses give this design a softer, more feminine feel.  I will definitely be incorporating these flowers in future designs!
#frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomsewingforbabies #handembroidered #handembroidery #christmasgown #babylayette #daygown #babette #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Swiss flannel raglan sleeve day gown with white French Maline laces! This embroidery design is an adaptation of a design that I drew last Christmas. For this sweet baby girl, I added pink roses with red centers. I love how these roses give this design a softer, more feminine feel. I will definitely be incorporating these flowers in future designs! #frenchhandsewing  #frenchhandsewn  #heirloomsewing  #heirloomsewingforbabies  #handembroidered  #handembroidery  #christmasgown  #babylayette  #daygown  #babette  #catheryncollins  #catheryncollinsdesigns 
Love this sweet bubble in mist green Pima broadcloth!! The center white panel has hand embroidery in shades of blue, peach, and green.  Ecru French laces are used throughout.  #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomsewingforboys #heirloombubble #handembroidered #handembroidery #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Pastel portrait of this beautiful child from Atlanta
Pastel portrait of this beautiful child from Atlanta
Big brother's coordinating Christmas outfit!! This button-on suit has pine green velveteen shorts and a white satin batiste shirt.  Both embroidery designs on these outfits are my own original designs and were completed in muted Christmas colors of pine, evergreen, and cranberry.  It was such fun sketching and working on these embroidery designs!! The gorgeous velveteen used to create the shorts is from @farmhousefabrics.
#frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomsewingforboys #frenchmaline #handembroidered #handembroidery #buttononsuit #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Big brother's coordinating Christmas outfit!! This button-on suit has pine green velveteen shorts and a white satin batiste shirt. Both embroidery designs on these outfits are my own original designs and were completed in muted Christmas colors of pine, evergreen, and cranberry. It was such fun sketching and working on these embroidery designs!! The gorgeous velveteen used to create the shorts is from @farmhousefabrics. #frenchhandsewing  #frenchhandsewn  #heirloomsewing  #heirloomsewingforboys  #frenchmaline  #handembroidered  #handembroidery  #buttononsuit  #catheryncollins  #catheryncollinsdesigns 
Christmas!! This sweet bubble is constructed in pine green velveteen from @farmhousefabrics.  The collar is white satin batiste with white French Maline edging.  The hand embroidery consists of shadow stitched holly and evergreen boughs. 
#frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomsewingforboys #heirloombubble #frenchmaline #handembroidered #handembroidery #christmasoutfit #christmas2018 #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
This sweet T-cap was designed for a family christening gown that has been worn by baby boys.  Now that baby girl has arrived, she will wear this bonnet of pin tucks and white French laces. 
#frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomsewingforbabies #heirloombonnet #tcap #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
I completely forgot to share pictures of the sibling set together.  Love this sweet set in ivory, peach, and avocado!!!
#frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomsewingforboys #heirloomsewingforgirls #handembroidered #handembroidery #siblingset #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Brother sibling set in mist green Pima broadcloth!! These front opening shirts have gathered lace down both sides of the placket with three pin tucks on either side.  The younger of the set is slightly a-lined to allow movement over the banded shorts.  Gathered lace runs the perimeter of the all lace collars.  LOVE this mist green paired with ecru/champagne French laces!!
#frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomsewingforboys #overshirt #classicchildrensclothing #traditionalchildrensclothing #frenchmaline #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Brother sibling set in mist green Pima broadcloth!! These front opening shirts have gathered lace down both sides of the placket with three pin tucks on either side. The younger of the set is slightly a-lined to allow movement over the banded shorts. Gathered lace runs the perimeter of the all lace collars. LOVE this mist green paired with ecru/champagne French laces!! #frenchhandsewing  #frenchhandsewn  #heirloomsewing  #heirloomsewingforboys  #overshirt  #classicchildrensclothing  #traditionalchildrensclothing  #frenchmaline  #catheryncollins  #catheryncollinsdesigns 
Painting@barblogelblack She said “ I get to look at this every time I walk in my house!” Every body loves to be thanked and appreciated, look around and thank someone today !I know I need to cultivate a more thankful heart ❤️ #thankfulthursday #madeinthesouth #custom #portraitphotography #girlswear #frenchhandsewing #handsewn
Dans la série des petits pochons rigolos... #garanceetkaki #voyage #bazar #petitpochon #petitcadeau  #bazaar #frenchhandsewing #fattuincorsica
Nouveautés dans la malle!! 🎉
Le doudou lapin et son copain le hochet mini lapin🐰
pleins d’autres coloris à venir! 🛒prix et Commande en mp ici ⬇️ #cadeaunoel #doudou #doudoubebe #doudoucousumain #cadeaunaissance #cadeaubebe #ideecadeaubebe #hochetdedentition #cousumain #handsewing #frenchhandsewing #faitmain #creatrice #creationfrancaise #createurfrancais #createurbreton #lapin #doudoulapin #decobebe #lamalledelulu #venteenligne #hochet #hochetlapin
Nouveautés dans la malle!! 🎉 Le doudou lapin et son copain le hochet mini lapin🐰 pleins d’autres coloris à venir! 🛒prix et Commande en mp ici ⬇️ #cadeaunoel  #doudou  #doudoubebe  #doudoucousumain  #cadeaunaissance  #cadeaubebe  #ideecadeaubebe  #hochetdedentition  #cousumain  #handsewing  #frenchhandsewing  #faitmain  #creatrice  #creationfrancaise  #createurfrancais  #createurbreton  #lapin  #doudoulapin  #decobebe  #lamalledelulu  #venteenligne  #hochet  #hochetlapin 
Welcome to this cuteness and cooler weather. My take on children in an outdoor garden and gun type wedding. Photo @jennyevelynphoto #madeinthesouth #custom #portraitphotography #frenchhandsewing #heirloomsewing #smocking
Instead of a hem, let's add a little lace!!! This precious ivory Swiss flannel day gown has Christmas hand embroidery with champagne French Maline lace and pin tucks.  Beautiful wide French Maline edging and insertion is applied flat to the bottom of the ruffle.
#frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomsewingforbabies #heirloomdaygown #daygown #cominghome #christmasgown #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
LOVE these avocado velveteen shorts!!! The ivory Swiss flannel shirt features a vertically pin tucked panel with "fancy" entredeux on either side of a single lace insertion.  This shirt doesn't have a lot of lace, but the entredeux gives the shirt detail and dimension.  Love its simple elegance!! This suit was designed as part of a brother/sister sibling set. 
#frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomsewingforboys #classicchildrensclothing #velveteen  #buttononsuit #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
LOVE these avocado velveteen shorts!!! The ivory Swiss flannel shirt features a vertically pin tucked panel with "fancy" entredeux on either side of a single lace insertion. This shirt doesn't have a lot of lace, but the entredeux gives the shirt detail and dimension. Love its simple elegance!! This suit was designed as part of a brother/sister sibling set. #frenchhandsewing  #frenchhandsewn  #heirloomsewing  #heirloomsewingforboys  #classicchildrensclothing  #velveteen  #buttononsuit  #catheryncollins  #catheryncollinsdesigns 
Pastel head and shoulder portraits ❤️
Pastel head and shoulder portraits ❤️
A raglan sleeve day gown in gorgeous, soft Swiss flannel.  The hand embroidery in traditional Christmas colors runs the length of the center panel with white French Maline lace and pin tucks on either side.  #frenchhandsewn #frenchhandsewing #heirloomsewing #heirloomsewingforbabies #daygown #babette #heirloomdaygown #handembroidery #handembroidered #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Photo@markwilliamsstudio  Blue Round yoke dress with embroidery on the yoke . The hem is shadowed scalloped with feather stitching and bullion roses on each peak. French lace on yoke and sleeves make this dress stand out. Don’t panic if your not on my Easter list .... Charlotte and I are offering lots of collar choices to go over any dress. More on that later... #madeinthesouth #custom #portraitphotography #frenchhandsewing #theygrowupsofast #heirloomdress #classicchildrensclothing
Photo@markwilliamsstudio Blue Round yoke dress with embroidery on the yoke . The hem is shadowed scalloped with feather stitching and bullion roses on each peak. French lace on yoke and sleeves make this dress stand out. Don’t panic if your not on my Easter list .... Charlotte and I are offering lots of collar choices to go over any dress. More on that later... #madeinthesouth  #custom  #portraitphotography  #frenchhandsewing  #theygrowupsofast  #heirloomdress  #classicchildrensclothing 
Pour les passionnés de Scrabble ! Bonne idée pour Noël...
#garanceetkaki #scrabble #cadeaunoel #frenchhandsewing #worldwideshipping #scrabblegift #fattuincorsica
Babies and daygowns! Twin boy and girl in blue daygowns. Photo @markwilliamsstudio these memories are all you have because #theygrowupsofast !!! They don’t outgrow these daygowns until they are three years old if they are a girl. #madeinthesouth #custom #portraitphotography #frenchhandsewing #daygowns#twins#baby
Hop hop hop! Des doudous dans la hotte du père noël??? D’accord mais des doudous tout doux cousu main en Bretagne bien sûr!!!
Retrouvez les aussi chez @lamaisonbleuequiberon 
Retrouvez nos doudous lapinou 🐰sur le shop 🛒 lien dans la bio
Ou en commande mp ici!
#cadeaunoel #doudou #doudoubebe #doudoucousumain #cadeaunaissance #cadeaubebe #ideecadeaubebe #cousumain #handsewing #frenchhandsewing #faitmain #creatrice #creationfrancaise #createurfrancais #createurbreton #lapin #doudoulapin #decobebe #lamalledelulu #venteenligne
Hop hop hop! Des doudous dans la hotte du père noël??? D’accord mais des doudous tout doux cousu main en Bretagne bien sûr!!! Retrouvez les aussi chez @lamaisonbleuequiberon Retrouvez nos doudous lapinou 🐰sur le shop 🛒 lien dans la bio Ou en commande mp ici! #cadeaunoel  #doudou  #doudoubebe  #doudoucousumain  #cadeaunaissance  #cadeaubebe  #ideecadeaubebe  #cousumain  #handsewing  #frenchhandsewing  #faitmain  #creatrice  #creationfrancaise  #createurfrancais  #createurbreton  #lapin  #doudoulapin  #decobebe  #lamalledelulu  #venteenligne 
Beautiful cardinal collar just in time for fall and Christmas! I have  cranberry ribbon to match . Collars don’t get too small , they can be worn at any age . They completely change the look of a dress. #heirloomsewing #frenchhandsewing #heirloomdress#portrait #portraitphotography #madeinthesouth #handembroidery #custom
Louis is 17 mo today and he is wearing style Louis 3/B made with American batiste,French antique lace, pintucks and Mother of Pearl buttons. For orders please email us at mela.wilson2@comcast.net
Photo by Laura Cantrell Photography 
#heirloombubble
#birthdayboy
#weddingringbearer 
#Frenchhandsewing
#christening#classic 
#elegant#vintagelace
This design was created for a handsome young man with beautiful blue eyes for his formal portrait with @leonloardoilportraits.  The shirt front of lace and pin tucked panels is paired with a shaped lace collar.  Blue ribbon in the lace beading matches the fully lined pull-on shorts.  NOTE: If anyone is interested, I have this same shirt body constructed in ivory with only the collar left to be decided on in an approximate size 5. DM for further details.
#frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomsewingforboys #classicchildrensclothing #portraitoutfit #overshirt #frenchmaline #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
This design was created for a handsome young man with beautiful blue eyes for his formal portrait with @leonloardoilportraits. The shirt front of lace and pin tucked panels is paired with a shaped lace collar. Blue ribbon in the lace beading matches the fully lined pull-on shorts. NOTE: If anyone is interested, I have this same shirt body constructed in ivory with only the collar left to be decided on in an approximate size 5. DM for further details. #frenchhandsewing  #frenchhandsewn  #heirloomsewing  #heirloomsewingforboys  #classicchildrensclothing  #portraitoutfit  #overshirt  #frenchmaline  #catheryncollins  #catheryncollinsdesigns 
Pink roses! Baby sister will be wearing this sweet design with hand embroidery on Swiss embroidered insertion.  She also has an all lace T-cap to accompany this dress.  #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomsewingforgirls #heirloomapron #alinedress #handembroidered #handembroidery #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Without question, this is my all time favorite!!! The body of this dress was one that I originally made for my daughter over twenty years ago.  The collar is designed by Sarah Howard Stone and features shaped lace and pastel hand embroidery.  Looking forward to creating variations of this design this fall! 
#frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #handembroidered #handembroidery #alinedress #frenchmaline #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Announcement! I have enough of this very exquisite Swiss Dot for the skirt section of “one” little infant dress up to size 9 months! I’ll make a lovely matching frilly slip and lavishly embroidered bodice,  sleeves, Peter Pan collar, bloomers and bonnet to match.. Designer creative liberty.. Just one special one of a kind dress! Spring will blossom prettier in 2019 #vmarboutiquevintagebaby #valentinamarieboutique #EasterSundayDress #Surprise #specialoccasion #handembroidered #Frenchhandsewing #Sewnbyhand #MadeinIdaho #Infants #BabyGirl #FirstEaster #BeautufulBaby #PortraitDress #PicturePerfect
Announcement! I have enough of this very exquisite Swiss Dot for the skirt section of “one” little infant dress up to size 9 months! I’ll make a lovely matching frilly slip and lavishly embroidered bodice, sleeves, Peter Pan collar, bloomers and bonnet to match.. Designer creative liberty.. Just one special one of a kind dress! Spring will blossom prettier in 2019 #vmarboutiquevintagebaby  #valentinamarieboutique  #EasterSundayDress  #Surprise  #specialoccasion  #handembroidered  #Frenchhandsewing  #Sewnbyhand  #MadeinIdaho  #Infants  #BabyGirl  #FirstEaster  #BeautufulBaby  #PortraitDress  #PicturePerfect 
It had been years since I've added lace insets to the skirt front of a raglan sleeve day gown and I love the effect that it adds.  The embroidery design is one that I drew free hand directly onto the fabric and completed in pastel colors of pinks and green.  This sweet day gown is constructed in ivory Nelona with champagne French Maline laces and it has a matching slip. 
#frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewingforbabies #heirloomsewing #heirloomdaygown #daygown #frenchmaline #handembroidered #handembroidery #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
It had been years since I've added lace insets to the skirt front of a raglan sleeve day gown and I love the effect that it adds. The embroidery design is one that I drew free hand directly onto the fabric and completed in pastel colors of pinks and green. This sweet day gown is constructed in ivory Nelona with champagne French Maline laces and it has a matching slip. #frenchhandsewing  #frenchhandsewn  #heirloomsewingforbabies  #heirloomsewing  #heirloomdaygown  #daygown  #frenchmaline  #handembroidered  #handembroidery  #catheryncollins  #catheryncollinsdesigns 
I love all the little things that go into an heirloom piece, not sure I could pick a favorite. Hand sewing gathered lace, hems and shell stitching on slips or the double feather stitch embroidery and the tiniest french seams. My new love is definitely hem stitch, counting and pulling threads is my jam 😊 #frenchhandsewing #heirloomforbabies #sewingforgirls #handwork #besthobbyever #yesihavefourgrandsons
This morning I received the sweetest pictures by @lindseyrogers_photography and just had to share!! Thank you, @allyson_watson, for sending them!! So beautiful!! #lindseyrogersphotography #frenchhandsewing #heirloomsewing #heirloomsewingforboys #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
A sweet day gown in beautiful light pink Bearissima II with the most precious lace edging.  The tiny edging was given to me by Sarah Stone and it is a gorgeous vintage piece.  I have enough of it to complete two more day gowns and then I'll put the remainder away for future grandbabies.  The embroidery design is one that I sketched several years ago on the front of an envelope.  I dug through my box of embroidery sketches and decided on this particular one.
#frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #daygown #heirloomdaygown #babette #handembroidered #handembroidery #heirloomsewingforbabies #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
A sweet day gown in beautiful light pink Bearissima II with the most precious lace edging. The tiny edging was given to me by Sarah Stone and it is a gorgeous vintage piece. I have enough of it to complete two more day gowns and then I'll put the remainder away for future grandbabies. The embroidery design is one that I sketched several years ago on the front of an envelope. I dug through my box of embroidery sketches and decided on this particular one. #frenchhandsewing  #frenchhandsewn  #heirloomsewing  #daygown  #heirloomdaygown  #babette  #handembroidered  #handembroidery  #heirloomsewingforbabies  #catheryncollins  #catheryncollinsdesigns 
So in love with this button-on suit!! The shirt is constructed in ivory Swiss flannel with Christmas hand embroidery in colors of cranberry, pine, and evergreen.  The button-on shorts are made in gorgeous pine green velveteen. 
#frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #frenchmaline #boyheirloomclothing #traditionalchildrensclothing #heirloomclothingforboys #buttononsuit #handembroidered #handembroidery #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
This sweet dress with Christmas embroidery in cranberry, pine, and evergreen is part of a brother/sister sibling set.  The A-line dress is constructed in ivory Swiss flannel with champagne French Maline laces.  #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #handembroidered #handembroidery #christmasembroidery #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Love working on these sweet A-line dresses!! This precious dress has a center panel with hand embroidery, lace insertion, and a gathered lace ruffle.  The dress is made in light blue Imperial broadcloth. 
#frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewing #frenchmaline #heirloomsewing #heirloomapron #heirloomdress #handembroidered #handembroidery #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
This gorgeous overshirt in white Pima broadcloth features vertical pin tucks down the shirt front with beautiful champagne French Maline lace.  The matching shorts are fully lined and constructed in light blue Imperial broadcloth. #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewing #frenchmaline #heirloomsewing #boyheirloomclothing #overshirt #classicchildrensclothing #traditionalchildrensclothing #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
A beautiful T-cap with pin tucks on pink Swiss batiste with champagne French Maline laces.  #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #frenchmaline #tcap #bonnet #babybonnet #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
What a joy this dress was to create!! This heirloom dress features a hand embroidered yoke with blue feather stitched bows and bullion pink roses.  The skirt has a band of champagne French Maline lace and a gathered lace ruffle.  The yoke is further embellished with a gathered ruffle.  #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #frenchmaline #handembroidered #handembroidery #heirloomdress #easterdress #portraitdress #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Head and shoulder pastel portrait of this beautiful child from Atlanta
Head and shoulder pastel portrait of this beautiful child from Atlanta
A precious all lace T-cap accompanies this embroidered day gown.  These bonnets are perfect with day gowns, christening gowns, and heirloom dresses.  #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #frenchmaline #heirloomsewing #tcap #bonnet #heirloombonnet #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Precious children in beautiful dresses - I can’t think of a better ending to this busy week. #heirloomdresses #heirloomsewing #frenchhandsewing #swissbatiste #frenchlace #flowergirldress #easterdress #portraitdress 
#threesistersheirlooms 
Beautiful photos by @maryblanmoore_photography
Les sacs à sucettes. Personnalisables. Grand choix de couleurs... #garanceetkaki #sacasucette #sucettebebe #babyshower #fattuincorsica #frenchhandsewing
Cadeaux pour un joli bébé, pour une maison raffinée ou pour vous-même. Personnalisable. Faits main. Customisable hand made gifts for you, for your home or for a cute new baby...
#garanceetkaki #frenchhandsewing #cadeaubebe #babyshower #customizablegifts #giftforhome
Beautiful ivory SWISS FLANNEL heirloom dress with hand embroidery in shades of peach and sage!! I love working with this gorgeous fabric and I have used it to create day gowns, A-line dresses, bubbles, and baby blankets.  This sweet dress was designed to coordinate with big brother's button-on suit, which will have velveteen shorts in a gorgeous deep shade of sage. #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomdress #swissflannel #handembroidered #handembroidery #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Beautiful ivory SWISS FLANNEL heirloom dress with hand embroidery in shades of peach and sage!! I love working with this gorgeous fabric and I have used it to create day gowns, A-line dresses, bubbles, and baby blankets. This sweet dress was designed to coordinate with big brother's button-on suit, which will have velveteen shorts in a gorgeous deep shade of sage. #frenchhandsewing  #frenchhandsewn  #heirloomsewing  #heirloomdress  #swissflannel  #handembroidered  #handembroidery  #catheryncollins  #catheryncollinsdesigns 
Love the classic design of an all lace yoke!! French Maline laces are used throughout with the sweet addition of the "oval" patterned French lace.  The skirt has a lace band with gathered lace ruffle and the dress is constructed in white Nelona.  #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #frenchmaline #heirloomdress #easterdress #portraitdress #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
These sweet little bloomers are a NEWBORN size.  The original pattern was reduced to fit precious little ones for newborn pictures. @lindseyrogers_photography Can't wait to see your photographs of the precious babies in these!! #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloombloomers #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Robin's egg blue!! The yoke of this sweet design has a hand embroidered floral motif in the center with laces insertions and horizonal pin tucks on either side.  The skirt has a band of pin tucks with lace insertions and a gathered lace ruffle.  #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomdress #easterdress #portraitdress #handembroidered #handembroidery #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Love this sweet design and never tire of playing with it and tweaking it!!! The original was designed for my second daughter's first Easter in 1998 and it seems like yesterday that I was making it for her.  It's so hard to believe that in a few short months she'll be getting married!  We work together five days a week and have for almost three years now.  She'll be with me through this Easter season and then she'll pursue her own career.  I can't imagine not having her with me in this heirloom sewing adventure!!! #frenchhandsewing #heirloomsewing #handembroidery #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Love this sweet design and never tire of playing with it and tweaking it!!! The original was designed for my second daughter's first Easter in 1998 and it seems like yesterday that I was making it for her. It's so hard to believe that in a few short months she'll be getting married! We work together five days a week and have for almost three years now. She'll be with me through this Easter season and then she'll pursue her own career. I can't imagine not having her with me in this heirloom sewing adventure!!! #frenchhandsewing  #heirloomsewing  #handembroidery  #catheryncollins  #catheryncollinsdesigns 
I will be in Atlanta tomorrow and Friday and Grosse Pointe this Sunday. Call for an appointment
I will be in Atlanta tomorrow and Friday and Grosse Pointe this Sunday. Call for an appointment
New heirloom day gown style LSF is made with American batiste, hand embroidered airplanes,hand made tatting lace, Mother of pearl buttons, ruffle made from 100% Italian cotton blue/white stripes.
For orders please email us at mela.wilson2@comcast.net
#classicbaby
#frenchhandsewing 
#wedding
#christening
#heirloom
#melawilson
#vintagelace
LOVE this red window pane fabric!! This gorgeous apron hints of Christmas without exclusively being for the holidays.  It can easily carry over to New Year's and on to Valentine's Day and beyond.  Last year, I made this same apron with shadow stitched holly on the collar.  The pink and light blue window pane are equally as beautiful!! #frenchhandsewing #heirloomsewing #apron #heirloomapron #boyheirloomclothing #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Fall is on the way!! This sweet day gown was designed for a precious baby girl to be worn this fall season.  The embroidery is completed in shades of peach, light purple, and green. #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomdaygown #daygown #handembroidered #handembroidery #babylayette #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Do you need a gown to bring your baby home, email us at mela.wilson2@comcast.net
#heirloomdaygowns 
#frenchhandsewing 
#handembroidery 
#christening 
#classickids
#melawilson 
#wedding
#vintagelace
So excited!! These beautiful buttons just arrived in the mail.  Looking forward to designing using these sweet buttons!! These are also available to purchase. The buttons are MOP size 12L in blue and natural.  Pink ones will be arriving soon. #frenchhandsewing #heirloomsewing #heirloombuttons #buttons #mopbuttons
The embroidery for little sister's dress is completed!! I usually pair this gorgeous shade of green with lilac, but I'm thrilled with it paired with peach!! The embroidery is a design element on the yoke of the heirloom dress, which will be constructed in ivory Swiss flannel. The shorts of big brother's button-on suit will be the green velveteen in the background of the pictures.  #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #handembroidery #heirloomdress #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
The embroidery for little sister's dress is completed!! I usually pair this gorgeous shade of green with lilac, but I'm thrilled with it paired with peach!! The embroidery is a design element on the yoke of the heirloom dress, which will be constructed in ivory Swiss flannel. The shorts of big brother's button-on suit will be the green velveteen in the background of the pictures. #frenchhandsewing  #frenchhandsewn  #heirloomsewing  #handembroidery  #heirloomdress  #catheryncollins  #catheryncollinsdesigns 
And this is why we do portrait dresses. Beautiful baby girl!! @jadavis11 @kelleybrandtdavis  #heirloom #heirloomdresses #frenchhandsewing #customsewing #yokedress  #lace #satinbatiste #childrenscornerleepattern #childrencornerpatterns #babygirl #southernbaby
I so love an all lace placket ruffle on a day gown especially paired with an all lace T-cap!! #frenchhandsewing #heirloomsewing #heirloomdaygown #heirloombonnet #bonnet #daygown #babylayette #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
As cooler months approach (hopefully!!), I love creating heirloom day gowns in Swiss flannel.  This sweet gown features Christmas embroidery down the center panel.  I have a few Swiss flannel day gowns partially constructed and I would love to  complete them to your specifications.  Please DM for details.  #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomdaygown #daygown #handembroidered #handembroidery #babysfirstchristmas #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
And, finally, the third piece of the sibling set!  This beautiful overshirt features champagne French Maline laces and horizontal pin tucks. #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #frenchmaline #overshirt  #boyheirloomclothing #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Little sister's dress!! Blue Nelona with champagne French Maline laces.  An all lace yoke is paired with a skirt featuring a puffing band with two lace bands.  #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #frenchmaline #heirloomdress #easterdress #portraitdress #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
One out of a sibling set of three!! This beautiful design has a lace yoke with sleeve ruffles.  The skirt features lace bands on either side of a puffing band with a gathered lace ruffle.  This dress was made for a sweet five year old. Little brother's and sister's heirloom items are almost completed.  #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomdress #easterdress #portraitdress #frenchmaline #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
It’s wash day! Every year I take everything down , wash it , drip dry it , hang it all back up! Things don’t look dirty but there is dust in those garments and that is what will break down your frabric. If you started out with a high thread content in your fabric and keep it clean it will last generations. My older garments look better than my newer ones....ever seen anything get prettier as it ages? It’s called Patina . It can be on wood, copper, leather,marble and heirloom dresses! #frenchhandsewing #heirloomdress #handsewn #antiquelace #portrait #custom #handembroidery #flowergirl#lessisbest
It’s wash day! Every year I take everything down , wash it , drip dry it , hang it all back up! Things don’t look dirty but there is dust in those garments and that is what will break down your frabric. If you started out with a high thread content in your fabric and keep it clean it will last generations. My older garments look better than my newer ones....ever seen anything get prettier as it ages? It’s called Patina . It can be on wood, copper, leather,marble and heirloom dresses! #frenchhandsewing  #heirloomdress  #handsewn  #antiquelace  #portrait  #custom  #handembroidery  #flowergirl #lessisbest 
Heirloom graduation dress to christening gown!! This was such a fun project!  I was asked to take a high school graduation dress and convert it to a christening gown.  The skirt is exactly as it was originally except I added a wider edging to the bottom. The yoke was constructed from the lace on the bodice with additional insertions added to complete it.  The sleeves were constructed from left over fabric from the dress when I shortened it.  The neck and sleeve ruffles were created with new lace.  So excited with how it turned out!! #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #christening #christeninggown #baptismgown #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Heirloom graduation dress to christening gown!! This was such a fun project! I was asked to take a high school graduation dress and convert it to a christening gown. The skirt is exactly as it was originally except I added a wider edging to the bottom. The yoke was constructed from the lace on the bodice with additional insertions added to complete it. The sleeves were constructed from left over fabric from the dress when I shortened it. The neck and sleeve ruffles were created with new lace. So excited with how it turned out!! #frenchhandsewing  #frenchhandsewn  #heirloomsewing  #christening  #christeninggown  #baptismgown  #catheryncollins  #catheryncollinsdesigns 
Not one but TWO!! Precious day gowns in pale pink batiste for two tiny, sweet baby girls!! What a blessing!! #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomdaygown #daygown #handembroidery #handembroidered #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Mini sac à dos pour doudou par exemple. Tout mou et tout doux en tissu double gaze oekotex. Personnalisable. #garanceetkaki #cadeaubebe #cadeauenfantpersonnalisé #babyshower #babygift #customizablegifts #frenchhandsewing #embroideredgifts
This daygown has a special story. The bluebird reminds them of someone special in their family. Do you have something like that in your family? My daughter’s is a hummingbird ....it reminds her of her grandmother. My sisters is a butterfly 🦋...God is showing up! #heirloomsewing #frenchhandsewing #heirloomdress #madeinthesouth #handembroidery #portrait #portraitphotography #heirloomsewing #heirloomdress #handembroidery #frenchhandsewing #flowergirl #custom
Love this sweet sleeveless design!! This dress in pale pink Swiss batiste with ecru French laces features hand embroidered roses across the front and back yokes with a gathered lace yoke ruffle.  The skirt has the pin tucks with a gathered lace ruffle.  Since the yoke, skirt, and liner are put together by hand, sleeves can easily be added at a later date.  #frenchhandsewing #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomdress #handembroidered #handembroidery #easteroutfit #easterdress #portraitdress #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Love this sweet sleeveless design!! This dress in pale pink Swiss batiste with ecru French laces features hand embroidered roses across the front and back yokes with a gathered lace yoke ruffle. The skirt has the pin tucks with a gathered lace ruffle. Since the yoke, skirt, and liner are put together by hand, sleeves can easily be added at a later date. #frenchhandsewing  #frenchhandsewn  #heirloomsewing  #heirloomdress  #handembroidered  #handembroidery  #easteroutfit  #easterdress  #portraitdress  #catheryncollins  #catheryncollinsdesigns 
Precious raglan sleeve day gown in white Swiss batiste with champagne French Maline laces and pin tucks.  The center panel has hand embroidery with a shadow stitched initial.  Perfect for a girl or boy!! #frenchhandsewing #frenchmaline #frenchhandsewn #heirloomsewing #heirloomdaygown #daygown #cominghomeoutfit #raglan #raglansleeve #handembroidered #handembroidery #catheryncollins #catheryncollinsdesigns
Grands peignoirs de bain pour bébé et enfant. Très enveloppant. Personnalisé. Cadeau de naissance. Baby shower.  #garanceetkaki #peignoirenfant #peignoirbebe #peignoirpersonnalisé #cadeaudenaissance #cadeaupersonnalise #customizedgifts #frenchhandsewing