Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Latest Doings

I have been working on creating a christening outfit from a Wedding gown for a lovely new baby girl Cecelia was born late September. Mother Felecia is a very petite and so is her gown but I love a challenge! Her lovely gown was silk satin - probably not the best fabric as it has a lot of body. Felecia also wanted a "convertible" outfit which I found very interesting. It is rompers (for a boy) with a button on overskirt (for a girl). I was amazed I was able to get all the pieces out of the dress because there really wasn't that much fabric to the fitted and flared gown, but I did it and here are the results. First the gown (was she trusting or what!) Felecia was sent my way by my SIL Nancy. I made a christening gown for my nephew Brian (now 28 and just married last weekend!) from her wedding gown. I didn't even remember doing that! LOL The skirt has an attached sash which can be tied in front or back. I embroidered the baby's name on a piece of ribbon and attached it inside the skirt bottom. Lots of room for other names. Final pic is of the gown with the skirt attached and the sash tied in the back. I couldn't use the ribbon sash from her gown because the ribbon was too wide and too heavy. I did use all the buttons from her gown. For the back, I used vintage pearl buttons. The Bodice is lined with a fine cotton voile.


Wickedly Divine Creations said...

What an awesome idea and you did an amazing job. Stunning!

Patsy said...

This is absolutely beautiful. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing your blog and the wonderful cards and this christening gown. Awesome!