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Christening, Dedication and Bris Gowns (Page 3)

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

Anna Claire

 

This gown is made of  Bearissima  Swiss  batiste. The petal collar has loops of lace insertion and is trimmed in lace insertion and lace edging. The middle scallop is hand embroidered with a cross and flowers. The puff sleeves are trimmed with entredeux , lace edging and Swiss lace beading with ribbon run through it. The skirt has a fancy band of tucks and   Swiss embroidered beading with ribbon run through it. A ruffle trimmed with lace completes the skirt.

Anna Claire
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Bodice (close up)
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Kathryn Scott

  

Kathryn’s gown is made of Swiss Pima batiste in the bishop style. The white smocking is accented with tiny pearls. The sleeves consist of Swiss beading with ribbon and are trimmed with tiny Swiss embroidered edging. The skirt has a hand embroidered cross and a series of pintucks and different sized tucks

Kathryn Scott
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Kathryn Scott Bodice (close up)
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McRee Laine 

I like to say that my christening gowns are one of a kind. McRee’s gown is made of her grandmother’s wedding gown. The fabric of the original gown was not suited for a baby and had some stains. I used ivory 100% cotton satin batiste in a simple design. Then I cut and appliquéd the lace from the wedding gown to the christening gown. This is a great use of an heirloom that can be passed down to another generation.

McRee Laine
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McRee Laine Bodice (close up)
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McRee Laine (back view)
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McRee Laine Bodice (back view)
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McRee Laine (close up Hem)
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              Anna Claire's Bonnet
 

Anna Claire Bonnet
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John Haydon's Gown

John Hayden's Gown
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River
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River
 
River’s gown has gorgeous machine embroidery by Maureen on the bodice, sleeves, and skirt. The bodice and sleeves have pintucks and lace insertion and beading on either side of the embroidery. Lace insertion, entredeux, beading and edging trim the long sleeve. The A-line skirt has two rows of lace insertion trimming the cross embroidery. The lovely hem is trimmed with embroidery, kace insertions, beading and ribbon and lace edging.

$220
$225.00 (with slip)  $35.00 for the Bonnet

River's Gown: bodice
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Rivers gown - bonnet
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River gown - bottom
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