Heirloom Blog


There is currently a resurgence of lace in our style trends for 2013 and 2014.  Check out the lace in the 2013 re-make of  “The Great Gatsby” movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. http://www.wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/solstiss-on-the-silver-screen-6921767 Lace plays an important part of so many heirloom projects. It is important to use the correct type of lace for each technique you… Read more »

What Really makes an Item or Piece of Clothing … Heirloom?

An heirloom item is normally something of value that has been passed down from generation to generation.  This could include such things are your great grandmother’s broach, your grandfather’s pocket watch, or your great-grandmother’s christening dress. There are also “heirloom styles” of clothing or accessories that you can find in unexpected places.  These items may… Read more »

French Sewing or Heirloom Sewing — What is the difference?

Heirloom sewing is very similar to what is referred to as French sewing, except that it’s the type of sewing we can now do using a machine — utilizing ready-made laces and trims, fine fabrics and special sewing techniques similar to those used in French sewing.  Heirloom sewing recreates time-honored French sewing, which was done… Read more »

New Facebook and Pinterest Pages

Hello everyone, Please visit our new FB and Pinterest pages to view our beautiful boutique Christening Outfits and Gift Items. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heirloom-Memories/548423361869223 http://pinterest.com/heirloommemory/

Use of Overlay and Monograming

Sitting down today to make gifts for my friends, I realize that it is a perfect opportunity to share with you some of the Heirloom techniques that I use in many of the items in my christening outfits. The first technique is OVERLAY and the second is MONOGRAMMING. OVERLAY is when you lay one material… Read more »