Karen Ann Betts, one of our WeAllSew readers, sent photos of the beautiful Christening gown she’s making for her granddaughter. Lovely! Jo
Our newest little granddaughter is coming soon!! I made Baptism outfits for the other two munchkins, so I’ve been busy working on this project lately and finished it on Tuesday! I love my BERNINA machines – 730, 830, and 1300 MDC serger!
I found the pattern – “Sandy’s Joy” –in a Creative Expressions magazine (#9). It’s not quite heirloom, but I used some heirloom techniques – Madeira appliqué, hem with pin stitching, lace joining, and French seams. No raw edges show anywhere!
I used Jenny Haskins’ “Twin Needle Shadow Work” machine embroidery collection and embroidered designs on the bodice, sleeves, skirt (three each on the front and the back), and bonnet.
I even did embroidered buttons – pale green stems and leaves with pale pink French knot flowers – on the back of the bodice!
This was so much fun!!! The best part is how impressed my husband is – he had no clue how much effort went into making something like this before! LOL
Have a blessed day,