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A Family Heirloom

June 15, 2009 in General

My sister recently asked me to make my new little nephew a Christening gown, since it has now become a tradition, that I make the Christening gowns for the children in the family. She wanted something classic and simple and not too frilly. I chose this Vintage day gown style pattern from Simplicity Pattern Company for the long gown with ties (pictured in blue) with a slip.s29002

I appliqu√©d a cross to each side in the lower corner, using a piece of sentimental fabric (it was a piece originally from her wedding gown!). Then I used the vine corners section from Designer’s Gallery Floral Accents to create my own vine corner design. 100_3951cgforweb

Added a few of the tiniest hot fix crystals I could find for accent, some satin ribbon for the ties, a decorative thread serger hem and some lace on the slip and it was done in a flash! Here is how it turned out!

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Doesn’t he look handsome!

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1 response to A Family Heirloom

  1. Love the gown, not too “frilly” for a boy, yet has the touch of elegance one expects to find in a Christening Gown. I know (or hope) that some day this gown will be passed on to his children. As well as the others you said you made for the family.

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