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Recycled christening gown

Added Jul 11, 2011

by mic9970

Manchester, Unit...






‘Recycled’ because this is actually made from her mum’s wedding dress! It took a lot of positioning to find clean, undamaged pieces to use but luckily the wedding dress had a massive skirt so lots of fabric! The flowers are taken from the veil of the wedding dress and the arms and neck are bias-bound with duchess satin. I also hand-embroidered the baby’s initials onto the hem of the skirt. The idea is that each baby in the family will use the dress and their initials will be added all the way round.




Garment Type
Organza, Satin

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    Aug 20, 2011, 02.13 PMby Jamie Del Puppo

    did you use a pattern? I am hoping to make something similar!

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      Aug 22, 2011, 05.30 PMby mic9970

      Sort of. I had a free pattern for a little girl’s dress that had come with a sewing magazine in the UK. I raised the waistline and shortened the skirt and redrafted the bodice down a few sizes. I did make a calico toile first as well. Good luck with yours!

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    Jul 13, 2011, 04.11 AMby sew4my3

    How lovely! The best part is the story behind this beautiful garment. Well done!

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    Jul 11, 2011, 02.11 PMby katexxxxxx

    Oh, so cute!

    Hm… If I can’t track down the fambly Christening gown (made by my granny for my mum) I may chop my wedding dress up and make one… Great niece on the way! Very soft ivory silk…

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