Saturday, 20 March 2010

Christening gown

I took a break from quilting to sew a christening gown! My daughter, Amanda, asked me to make it for her third child and second daughter. The first two kids wore the dress I made for Amanda when she was born. She figured that Kara would like to keep that one herself and it would be fun for Charity to have one to keep as well. So, I delved into patterns and garment sewing! That was a bit of a challenge as I haven't sewn clothing for a lot of years. I took my time, but did have to do a bit of ripping out. We used leftover lace from Amanda's wedding dress over the bodice and sleeves.

I was originally planning to use the rolled hemmer on my Bernina 830, but was a little afraid of the slippery fabric. I took a look at the instructions in the manual and there were great directions for sewing a lace edging. It worked slick.

The ribbon is just pinned in place. I'm not great at making pretty bows so this basic one is all I can come up with :-). Back to quilting! That's more in my comfort zone LOL

6 comments:

Penny said...

Hi Jacqui, It is lovely. I'm sure Amanda is delighted and so will Charity in years to come. Penny

cozy quilter said...

The gown is beautiful! The lace at the hem and on the bodice and sleeves makes it special.

Mary-Kay said...

It's beautiful and sure to be a keepsake. Your granddaughter will look beautiful in it.

Lynda said...

You did a beautiful job on this Jacqui. It is hard to go back to garment sewing after a while isn't it? I still sew a few dresses for my granddaughter, but it sure takes a bit of "recollecting" to get the garment finished!:) Good for you. It will be a lovely day with a beautiful gown for the little one.

Susan In Texas said...

It's very lovely! She's going to love it. I once knit a christening gown for one of my nieces - smart of you to go the sewing route, knitting took forever. I started it for her older sister - her 5 years older sister, and finally finished it for her. lol

Susan in Texas

Jan said...

Jacqui, this is gorgeous!!!! Very special! My MIL made the baptismal gown for my daughter also. It is very special. This gown you made is so beautiful. I just love the idea you used lace from the wedding gown. GREAT idea!!!