Posts tagged ‘Bearissima swiss batiste’

April 14, 2013

Christening Dress in Bearissima Swiss Batiste


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gibbsfulllengthI have just finished another christening/baptismal dress. This one is for someone local. Usually I mail them. This dress is done in white Bearissima with a beautiful Maline lace. The inserton and edgings all match. This dress has puffing with insertion pinstitched on either side. There are sections of pintucks and more insertion. I hand shadow worked the cross on the center of the yoke and on the bib. The sleeves have a row of the insertion and a wide version of the lace gathered to beading.I even used lace to make the dress skirt placket. So elegant. The matching slip has lace on the bottom as well as pintucks. I embroidered the baby’s name and baptism date on the slip. I made a girl bonnet and a boy hat, too, so if they have a boy in the future, they will have a less frilly hat for him. I made knotted rosettes for the bonnet. I also made a bib to match. I used Wendy Schoen’s pippsqueek bib pattern from Heirlooms for Boys and substituted the cross for her embroidery. I love doing the lace shaping. This gown was 42″ long. I always love to see pictures of the babies wearing the gowns I have made. This child is so precious and makes the gown come to life!

February 9, 2013

Bearissima Christening Gown With Tatting

kristalhuntly tatted christening gownchristeninggownkristalhuntley2013 011christeninggownbonnetkristalhuntley2013 002christeninggownslipkristalhuntley2013 001christeninggownrtsbootieskristalhuntley2013 003christeninggownkristalhuntley2013 007I just completed another christening/Baptismal gown. This one is white Bearissima Swiss Batiste with white tatting. This set had a slip, ready to smock booties and a sweet bonnet. Customer smocked the back and front, but will need to add a few more smocked rows to the front of the gown.The front band has white mother of pearl buttons. The front placket also has entredeux and tatting on either side. The hem has sections with 5 rows of tiny pintucks and tatted insertion in between. the edge has tatting and is rolled and whipped and then pinstitched. The slip has the baby’s name and christening date embroidered on it. It also has tatting around the lower edge. Just got this precious picture of the baby boy wearing it!