Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Hierloom Christening Gowns
Hierloom Christening gowns, made form a treasured wedding gown. What better way to pass on your wedding gown fabrications. I was recently commissioned to design a Christening Gown for a dear friend a very good client. I was given the wedding gown, which was a fabulous concoction of silk satin, ornate beaded accents and alencon lace. I made a pattern for the dress, my main concerns were utilizing the beautiful cut work on the front hem and train of the shirt. The gown was a traditional long gown with a matching bonnet and head band. I trimmed the waisteband with small satin rosettes and pearls. Creating these gowns are fun and being able to incorporate and mother's or grandmother's gown into the Christening gown is a fabulous way to creat a family hierloom.