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Baptism Gown for Mim

Added Oct 5, 2011

by milnay3

Nsw, Australia




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I finished this baptism gown this morning for my daughter’s baptism on Sunday! Definitely my most ambitious project to date – in pattern choice, fabric choice and time restraints (by the way, I don’t recommend giving yourself less than to weeks to complete a garment that needs pattern alterations and while nursing a newborn when there’s already a toddler running around the house!)
I used Simplicity pattern 2457 and altered it so that the buttons were at the front. All of the patterns I found had the fasteners at the back, which is just ridiculous considering it’s the chest that gets oiled, not the back!
I’m pretty happy with the final garment, If I did it again I definitely wouldn’t follow the instructions – since when do you form a sleeve and sew side seams BEFORE attaching the sleeve; especially when working with something so tiny?!?!

Material Notes

Satin gown with lace trim and cotton under lining




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    Oct 5, 2011, 12.31 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    beautiful, i’m sure your baby is going to look spectacular!! i also did my baby christening gown 6 years ago, but he was the only son at that time so i had a thing less to worry about ; ) so i can tell you by experience, you did an amazing job!!!

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      Oct 11, 2011, 12.16 AMby milnay3

      Thank you! I somehow still managed to put a dress together for myself the day before too!!

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