Friday, January 25, 2013

CHRISTENING DRESS

While looking for old pictures I might have for Jenny's book on the computer I did find the pictures of the Christening gown I made for her. I remember taken the fabric up to our cottage and sitting all one afternoon going round and round 90" of fabric doing the series of pintucks. The fabric was 100% batiste from Switzerland and all the laces were French. The Christening was in June and I remember my DIL Jeana holding her in a non-airconditioned church and the gown was a mass of wrinkles by the time we got the poor baby home. She had a full length slip and bonnet on also but I don't have pics here of those. She has it and hopefully children of hers will be able to wear the outfit. I made smocked white rompers and a hat for all the grandsons to wear.

7 comments:

Createology said...

You certainly created an heirloom with this exquisite Christening Gown. Every detail is breathtaking. Beautifully created.

Suztats said...

it's stunning, Freda! I cannot imagine the hours it must have taken to create this, but I'm sure every stitch has love in it. What a treasure.

Debra Spincic said...

Just beautiful!

Maggi said...

Beautiful Freda

Naperville Now said...

this gown is just exquisite. you have amazing talent. what a legacy to your descendants.

Tanya Rachelle said...

Beautiful! I love French Heirloom treasures and have been in love with sewing the fine laces and fabrics for many years. Exquisite gown! New follower from GYB party!
~Tanya

Susan Elliott said...

This is a beautiful gown Freda. I've enjoyed visiting today and getting caught up on your blog. I cannot believe your granddaughter is 18...how time flies! I have dreams of going through my pics for each of my nieces when they graduate from high school but we'll see if I can make it a reality. You seem well and having fun going to the flea market. Hope your 2013 is a great year. xo Susan