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Christening, Dedication and Bris Gowns (Page 1)

My Christening, Dedication, and Bris Gowns       
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Christening gowns are a joy for me to design and make.  I have included some gowns for you to see and gather ideas from. I much prefer designing a gown just for your family.
Whether your infant is being Christened, blessed at a Dedication, or entering into a covenant at his Bris, these gowns should become a family heirloom. I will embroider your infant's name and birthdate on the slip. Any other infants that come along can have their names added to the slip!
Gowns can be very elaborate and include a lot of lace, smocking, tucks, ruffles, puffing, and embroidery or they can be quite simplistic with clean pure lines.The fabric can range from Imperial Batiste (65% cotton 35% poly) to gorgeous 100% cotton Swiss Batiste, voile, or silk Batiste. Other people chose Silk duipioni or China silk, but the choice should be yours.
The cost of the gown will depend on the type and amount of fabric, lace, and the amount of hand embroidery used.
I will post pictures of created gowns from time to time to give you ideas. Occasionally, I post one "Already Made" for sale.
Remember to allow 4 - 6 weeks for your gown to be created and shipped to you. Contact me by phone  770-285-4106/ 770-355-9522 or by email
Please be sure to visit My new Christening/Dedication/Bris Gown pages (2&3)

Christening, Dedication and Bris Gowns (Page 2)

Christening, Dedication and Bris Gowns (Page 3)

Sample Christening Gown #1
Very tailored cream Batiste long sleeved yoke gown. Trimmed with French lace and entredeux. Tucks, lace insertion, and featherstitching adorn the hem. Hand shadow work on the yoke. Slip and bonnet included.
Size NB - 3 M      Length 36.5"     

Sample Christening Gown #1
Cream Batiste long sleved yoke gown

Christening Gown made for Mara
Lace trimmed bishop with hand embroidered skirt. Lace trims the scalloped hem. Adapted from pattern by Chery Williams.
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Christening Gown made for Mara

Christening Gown for Miranda
Swiss nelona gown. Hand embroidered bodice trimmed with lace insertion and lace edging. Long sleeves with lace insertion, entredeux and lace. Hand embroidery on body of gown with lace insertion fancy band and lace trimmed ruffle.

Miranda's Christening Gown

Christening Gown for My Grandson, Liam
Pima batiste gown adapted from "Delicate Daydreams" by talented designer Lyn Weeks. Bodice has tucks and 3 kinds of lace insertion, hand hemstitching, and hand embroidery. It is trimmed with gathered lace edging. Puff sleeves are adorned with tucks. Body of gown has a series of release tucks. The fancy band consists of pintucks, lace insertion and swiss insertion. Ruffle is trimmed with lace insertion and edging.

Christening Gown for Liam

Christening Gown for Jack
A very tailored gown for a very special little boy. 100% pima cotton with Peter Pan collar and short sleeves trimmed with entredeux and swiss trim. The bodice features entredeux swiss insertion and tucks. The skirt is a series of pintucks and faggotting with a large tuck at the at the hem. Hand embroidery on the front skirt.

Christening Gown for Jack

Jack's hem detail (enlarged)

"Ava Elise" Christening Gown
Elegantly simple christening gown of swiss batiste for a baby girl or boy. Embroidered bodice with swiss trim attaching skirt with embroidery, pintucks, and swiss insertion. Long tucked sleeves with tucked cuffs.

"Ava Elise" Christening Gown

"Bris"Gown                                                                                      Jordyn’s little brother’s Bris gown. Cream colored twill fabric smocked in blue. Bullion roses adorn the tucked hem and collar.

Bris Gown

"Ava" Christening Dress                                                                            100% Swiss "pima" cotton. Christening gown with lace squares on embroidered bodice. Lace insertions and tucks trim skirt ending with lace insertion and edging. Long sleeves with lace beading and edging trimmed with ribbon ties. Matching bonnet trimmed with lace insertion, smocking, and edging.

Ava Christening Dress

Taylor's Christening Gown
Beautiful ecru silk duiponi gown. Smocked full bodice in shades of taupe and ecru. Off center entredeux and lace trimmed collar allows the smocking to show. Silk satin ribbon is threaded through bullion loops to tie in front.
A cross is embroidered on the front skirt accented by bullion roses and French knots. A scallop pintuck adorns the lower skirt with bullion roses at each scallop. Two tucks are at the bottm of the skirt with beautiful ecru pointed lace . The sleeves are 3/4 length with lace beading with silk ribbon and entredeux and lace edging that matches the collar. The back bodice closes with covered buttons.

Taylor's Christening Gown

Taylor's gown

Taylor's Bodice (enlarged)

Bris and Baby Naming Gown for Nicolas
Nicolas' mother chose an ecru swiss batiste gown trimmed  with pale blue piping. The bodice is trimmed with pintucks and entredeux beading with silk satin ribbon. The skirt repeats the pintucks and entredeux beading with ribbon. A Star of David is embroidered n the skirt.

Bris Gown for Nicolas

Gown for Kelly
This ivory silk duiponi gown is smocked from the shoulder. Bullion roses, French knots, and lazy daisies trim the bottom of the smocking. The skirt consists of imported lace diamonds with bullion rose clusters inside each diamond. Lace insertion also trims the skirt above the diamonds and at the hem. Matching smocked bonnet with lace insertion and silk satin ribbon. Kelly's mother plans to mount the gown in a shadow box for Kelly's room.

Gown for Kelly

Carolyn and Benjamin

Carolyn and Benjamin are beautiful twins. Their gowns are similar with changes made to reflect their sex. Both gowns are Swiss Pima cotton batiste with a cross insertion across the yoke. Both gowns feature smocking and have shadow work crosses and bullion roses on the skirts. The skirts are divided by rows of insertion and pin tucks. Carolyn’s hem  has Swiss embroidered edging added. Both gowns have Swiss edging on their Peter pan collars. Carolyn’s sleeves are puffed, while Benjamin’s are straight for a little boy. Both sleeves are trimmed with the same edging that is on the collars.



Enlargement of Gown #1
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Enlargement of Gown#1

Enlargements of Mara's Christening Gown
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Enlargement - Christening Gown for Mara

Enlargement of Christening Gown for Mara

Enlargements of Miranda's Christening Gown
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Miranda's bodice (enlarged)

Miranda's hem detail (enlarged)

Enlargements of Liam's Christening Gown
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Liam's Christening Gown

Liam's Bodice (enlarged)

Enlargements of Jack's Christening Gown
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Jack in his Christening Gown

Jack's Bodice (enlarged)

"Ava Elise" enlargement of bodice


Enlargement of Bris Gown



Ava Christening Dress - Bodice


Taylor's Bonnet
A sweet "cap styled" bonnet of silk duiponi with silk ribbon ties. The front of the bonnet has entredeux and lace trimmed scallops. Buillion roses and feathered stitching on the bonnet.

Taylor's Bonnet

Taylor's Embroidered Cross

Taylor's hem (enlarged)

Nicholas in his gown

Nicolas' Bris Gown

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Kelly's Bodice

Kelly's Bonnet

Kelly's Hem

Carolyn and Benjamin (close ups)
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Carolyn (mid)

Benjamin (mid)

Carolyn (bodice)

benjamin (bodice)

Christening, Dedication and Bris Gowns (Page 2)

Christening, Dedication and Bris Gowns (Page 3)

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