Monday, April 21, 2014

And the answer is......

A Christening gown, underslip and bonnet.   Early on in the year my daughter-in-law asked me if I would like to make the Christening gown for bub and I said that I would have a look at what was entailed and  do some serious thinking and research into the matter.     After consulting pattern books and having a look at some ready mades I roughed up a sketch outlining size, fabric and trim keeping in mind that the dress was not to be over the top with lace and frills.   A month ago the date was set for the Christening so it was now time to make the decision - make or buy.      So off daughter-in-law and I went shopping to see what was available and both of us liked some aspects of a few of the gowns but nothing that said "buy me" so the decision was made to go ahead and make my design.    

The first photo shows the gown and bonnet full length  

This is the back of the gown
A close up of the bodice and bonnet

And lastly the underslip
I really enjoyed designing and making the Christening gown.    I did the final fitting yesterday and pleased to say that everything fitted bub well - now all we have to do is wait for the big day.

No rest for the wicked as they say so my machine and I have now started on winter rompers and some cute little hats.      Back soon with photos of those but the in meantime happy sewing.


Shirlwin said...

Simplicity always wins! The whole outfit is delightful. Enjoy the big day!

Ondrea said...

Oh my! You are sooo clever! It looks absolutely lovely. I never knew that an under slip was required. Just beautiful. Looking forward to pics of bub in it now.

Liz said...

I missed this post. The outfit is lovely.she ( wil) would look lovely in this. Very clever Grandma.