Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Christening gowns

Here is the Christening gown... one of two!!  Almost finished... and I'm really happy with how they've turned out so far.  I'm going to make bonnets out of the lace too.  As you can see from my little model, Stella, the girls don't have any hair so hopefully little bonnets will make them look a bit more like girls!  :)
The lace and silk is from Tessuti's and the pattern is Simplicity 5813.  I lowered the neckline at the front a little, lined the whole dress and put in an invisible zip instead of buttons.  They're a little big on them, but the Christening is still a couple of weeks away so they should be ok.  I will need to take some better photos!!  I've never sewn anything with lace like this and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to sew with.  They're my first dresses sewn for such a momentous occasion, have you sewn anything for a special day?  I'm sure I'll be sewing many more with two girls! 

Next thing I have to do is finish their quilts!

Sam x