Friday, 23 January 2009

Christening Dress

Every year I take out some sewn things I have stored, and check them for marks and so on. This christening dress has been worn only once, and unless people start baptising their babies again, may never be worn again. It was my first and only attempt at French sewing, and I have to admit, it was a lot easier than I thought. It's made from Swiss voile with entredeux trim and has a petticoat and bib to match. I also made a matching coat hanger and some fabric shoes. The only embroidery is on the petticoat front. The pattern was from Handmade 14-5 and was very easy to follow. Susie Roberts was the designer. The hardest part was collecting the bits and pieces so that they all matched, and were the same shade of white. The voile I had to get mail order. The baby is my grand-niece wearing the christening dress.


  1. What a beautiful gown, my girls were both baptised. The header on my blog is a picture from Ruby's in april this year. The gown was worn by my neices and then passed on to my girls to wear, very specially made by our aunty.

  2. Stunningly Beautiful!!!
    I can just imagine the hours and hours of work that went into it.
    Kathy x


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