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Dora's Baptizing Gown

Added Oct 22, 2009

by strickmeise

Germany, Germany




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Dora, my three months old granddaughter, was also baptized last Sunday, together with her brother Bela. I made a gown for her and used BWF-pattern No.132 from magazine 8/2007. For the Overall I did not make any embellishments and skipped the organza-front . Instead of ruffles on the edges of sleeves and legs I enclosed them with taffeta-bias tape.
Then I added an organza-apron made from my daughters wedding-gown-scarf and embellished with little white lacy flowers. For that I used the same pattern I took for “Baby Dora’s Kimono-Style Dress” ( http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/baby-dora-s-kimono-style-dress ).
It’s cold here in October, so I sewed a little bolero and a bonnet made from knitted cotton-velvet.

Material Notes

Cotton-Batiste for the overall, Organza for the apron, knitted cotton-velvet (Nickystoff)




Garment Type
Classic, Preppy, Romantic
Cotton, Organza, Velvet

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    Oct 24, 2009, 08.04 AMby irmchen

    Absolutely wonderful! Looks as if Dora winks at us… she is soooo pretty in her Baptizing dress! :) You did a proffessional work out of love for Dora.

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    Oct 23, 2009, 11.33 AMby luzie

    Das ist ja mal ein süßes Taufoutfit! Mir gefällt die Kombi aus Tunika und Hose/Overall super – bei den Temperaturen ist ein Taufkleid ja dann doch ein bisschen luftig… :-)

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      Oct 23, 2009, 04.19 PMby strickmeise

      Danke schön! Mir gefiel das Foto vom Taufanzug in der Burda auf Anhieb gut, außerdem ist es mal was anderes als das übliche Taufkleid. Schon 1984 habe ich einen Taufanzug aus Batist mit Lochstickerei für meinen Sohn genäht.
      Meine Tochter wollte es schlicht und warm, also ließ ich die Rüschen weg und nahm wärmeren Stoff. Es sieht trotzdem recht süß aus.

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    Oct 23, 2009, 04.31 AMby liaspace

    how very beautiful

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    Oct 22, 2009, 04.53 PMby kosmika

    This is adorable! it is comfortable and warm and jet so light and elegant :) i like it very much!

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    Oct 22, 2009, 03.45 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    Every piece is so wonderful and matches together perfectly (including beautiful shoes) I guess, we all sew with love, but I can imagine with HOW MUCH love you made all this.

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    Oct 22, 2009, 03.15 PMby ashchaser

    This is very sweet, as well as the suit! I love those cute little flowers on the sheer material

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