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Christening Gown

Sandra

Christening Gown
« on: November 23, 2017, 16:04:59 PM »
I'd mentioned recently that I'd been asked to cut up someones beautiful Wedding Dress to make a Christening Gown for a very poorly child, so thought I ought to show you how it turned out.
 
I used McCall's pattern M6221 to get the basic sizing for the bodice and sleeves...(there was no time for fittings to check the size).... and I also had enough time to make a very simple bonnet from the same pattern.





The gorgeous Wedding dress was crinkle silk chiffon over duchess satin...quite plain but very beautiful. I took the trim from the waist to use as trim on the Christening gown.




The back fastened with three buttons.

Sandra.
xxx


Acorn

Re: Christening Gown
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2017, 16:15:05 PM »
That is really beautiful.   :)
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Tamnymore

Re: Christening Gown
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 16:20:44 PM »
Really lovely, Sandra. What a nice thing to do.
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

Lollipop

Re: Christening Gown
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 18:40:17 PM »
Sandra, that is just lovely!!
Was Sewnanny

BrendaP

Re: Christening Gown
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 18:47:58 PM »
It's lovely and will be treasured by the parents  :flower:
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Sewbee

Re: Christening Gown
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2017, 19:08:52 PM »
Truly lovely! Makes me feel rather sad for the little girl, though.  :(

Ohsewsimple

Re: Christening Gown
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2017, 19:36:37 PM »
That,s beautiful Sandra.  Love crinkle silk chiffon but not the easiest stuff to work with.  You did a great job. 

maliw

Re: Christening Gown
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2017, 20:10:58 PM »
That's really beautiful Sandra, I'm certain it will be appreciated. A couple of years ago DD tried to donate her wedding dress to http://www.cherishedgowns.org.uk/.
They couldn't take it at the time so she tried again a while ago but they never responded. I offered to sew for them (to send a sample of my sewing before they accepted/declined) but they never replied to me either. She would love to give her dress to such a cause.
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

Ellabella

Re: Christening Gown
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2017, 20:15:34 PM »
Thats lovely Sandra, so much thought and skill.
Desperately trying to alliterate in North Yorkshire

Surest1tch

Re: Christening Gown
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2017, 20:22:16 PM »
Lovely job for a very worthwhile cause.

SkoutSews

Re: Christening Gown
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2017, 20:44:22 PM »
That is truly beautiful and I love the little bonnet.

Vegegrow

Re: Christening Gown
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2017, 21:06:15 PM »
beautiful
"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary." ~Mary Kurtz

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Christening Gown
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2017, 21:57:59 PM »
That's so lovely.

Bowerbird

Re: Christening Gown
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2017, 23:47:57 PM »
It is a beautiful gown, and such a great idea to use a wedding dress.
previously known as Plottie,

Sandra

Re: Christening Gown
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2017, 08:54:04 AM »
Thank you for your lovely comments.

It was a very special order which I'm sure I'll always remember. I've never been asked to make such an item before, and hopefully, nobody will be in such a position to need me to make one again in those circumstances.
I was told that the mum cried when she saw what I'd done.
I was close to tears myself when I got the little sleeves in and hung it on a hanger. It looked so sweet.


I've just clicked on maliw's link to Cherished Gowns. I've heard of them before. I should imagine they're inundated with gown donations, but I'm surprised they didn't respond to your offer to help.
Now I'm toying with the idea of helping....but I can't. I mustn't. I have lots of other things to do...but I'll bookmark the site just in case.

Sandra.
xxx