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Christening Dress & Bonnet

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Infant / Baby
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? Assorted laces, entredeux, swiss batiste

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What are you most proud of? I had never made anything like this before. I took a class on heirloom sewing where we learned to use entredeux and lace to make the "fabric" of the dress. I used a basic pattern for a dress but designed the tucks and design of the lace. This is a major project, but it is really worth it and the pride you have in the baby is enough, but knowing that you made the dress and bonnet is a bonus. As a side note, it cost me $100+/- and I was offered $400 for it by someone that saw it at the shipping office of UPS!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time and don't multitask during your project! This can be a costly project - materials and time to make the dress and bonnet. If you are distracted, you can make some really costly mistakes! I remade the bodice because I trimmed an area too close.

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Great work. and a beautiful selection of fabric and lace.

06/30/2012 Flag

Thank you. The new grandbaby is a boy! I am waiting to see what they want. It is always fun to sew for loved ones!

06/30/2012 Flag

Thanks for your lovely comments!

06/30/2012 Flag

This is really Beautiful

06/30/2012 Flag

Just beautiful

07/01/2012 Flag

If you can sew straight and zigzag, you can make a dress like this. It is so much fun to plan and create something for someone you love. Try it!

07/02/2012 Flag