Constructed using the fabric and laces from his mother's wedding dress the Ethan Henry Christening Gown is made from a lovely light ivory silk dupioni. The bodice is constructed using the lace appliques. The placement of the appliques on the skirt of the dress was determined by the flaws and marks left from the pickups of the wedding dress. The bonnet, handkerchiefs and pocket squares were also made using the fabric and laces from the wedding dress. A slip was made from batiste and embroidered with Ethan's birthdate.
Each Christening Gown made from a wedding dress is unique and will surely become a keepsake used for generations.
Contact me for further information on creating heirloom items from your wedding dress. (September 2010)
This delightful dress was constructed using Swiss Batiste. Payon's mother wanted a simple dress, with little decoration. I altered the large cross on the skirt, removing some of the ribbons that came on the original design. I embroidered a simple cross on the bodice. The embroideries and little trim on the sleeves were offset from the white of the dress as they are embroidered in ivory.
Payton's birthdate is embroidered on the slip. The matching bonnet includes Payton's monogram. The simple cross is again embroidered on the handkerchief carried by Payton's mother during her baptism and will be saved for Payton's wedding day! The cute little headband was a special request.
Each Christening Gown is designed and customized, from fabrics and trims to embroideries and style.
Contact me for further information on creating an heirloom gown for that special child's day! (December 2010)