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.