Madeira Christening Dress by kwinkler

Summary

Category:
Sewing for Kids
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2014-01-08T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-02-14T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

Completely finished now.  Slip with lace peeks out from behind the scalloped bottom of the dress.
This gown will be offered to my extended family for use.  It will be packed in a keepsake box with a form that will have space for the parents to enter the child's name, christening date & how they are related to my immediate family.  The child's name and christening date will be embroidered on the slip.

I AM EXTREMELY PLEASED WITH HOW THE GOWN TURNED OUT!


I Love heirloom sewing.  I am addicted.  Entredeux, lace, linen, pique, batiste, french seams, hand smocking, ribbon et al.  I have no little girls to dress, but I just love all of the techniques.  So I have decided to take classes to improve my skills.  The class I am taking now is making this beautiful Martha Pullen designed christening gown.
I am using white french batiste with an ecru linen for the scallop embellishments and ecru lace for trim and inserts.  All seams will be french seams when possible.

The sleeves are on. Next step....embroider the skirt.

The gown is almost finished now.  All that is left to do is adding the scalloped hem, buttons on the back, ribbons on the sleeves & washing the blue markings away.

Next comes the slip.


Pictures

Finished gown with slip
Close up of hem of finished gown with slip
Finished slip, front
Top of finished slip
Back of finished slip
Back top of finished slip
Bottom of finished slip
front of finished gown
close up of bodice
close up of bow detail
close up of cross detail
Back of finished gown
close up of back bodice area
close up of back bottom scallop & lace
gown front
Front of gown ribbons to be added on the sleeves
detail of lace scallops on back bottom or gown
sleeve close up
detail of front bodice

Loves

Comments

QCHandmade

This is going to be quite beautiful! I have always wanted to try her patterns/techniques and I can't wait to see your progress.

Mary

How fun.

Can't wait to see how this turns out!

Robynn

This is very beautiful. You did a great job. I love heirloom sewing.

Charwirfs

I am very proud of you. There are so many things that could have gone wrong and your stitching is lovely, the fabrics are crisp and fresh. This indeed is a beautiful gown. Congratulations!

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