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JJ5_Christening Day and Dress

Fun challenge. Here's the dress I made for Maeve which she wore on her Christening Day...perfect fit since the sleeves were adjustable with a satin ribbon. It's made of Swiss Batiste (very wrinkly, but gorgeous,) French laces, Swiss embroidered insertions and Swiss entredeux. I didn't keep track of how many hours it took to sew, but it was fun (other than the white thread on white fabric blindness.) I didn't get a picture of the matching bonnet, nor the crystal cross necklace...what was I thinking? Oh, I know- she was anxious to get out of the frills! You never saw a baby get dressed and undressed so fast as her Mommy and I dressed and undressed her!

 

Journaling: December 4, 2011, you were baptized Maeve Loren at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church. Here you are in a picture with your Godmother, Farrah, wearing the Swiss Batiste Christening gown made by your Grandmother Dorothy. You wore a matching handmade bonnet and a tiny Swarovski Crystal cross given to you by your Grandmom, and you were beautiful.


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What a pretty christening gown! The b&w photos show so much detail. Of course the photo of the baby wearing it is much cuter! I like the alpha & the plant embellishments and the red background.

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Oh, my! I've been waiting and waiting to see this beautiful dress you made with such love! It's absolutely gorgous, Dot! I can't believe how much Maeve has grown since the last picture I saw of her and her Mommy looks so tiny to have just had that little one! Precious layout, Dot.

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You did a great job on the layout and the dress. Beautiful gown for a beautiful baby. Of course, the expression on Maeve’s face is more like “get me out of here”. She is such a cutie. You are blessed.

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Love the light burst... it seals the deal! I can't believe you made that dress-- it's stunning!

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Beautiful job photographing that exquisite dress. I like the way the light peeks through so we can see the details. I knew that you did heirloom sewing, but, gosh, Dot, this is so gorgeous! Maeve looks like an angel in it. I like the touch of a dove -- so appropriate for a Baptism - and the rest of the layout, too. Beautiful job all around.

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Maeve is gorgeous, Dot and so is that exquisite christening dress you made her. I love the detail and ruffles and all the dainy touches. How special for Maeve to have a dress her Grandma made that someday she can dress her own baby in to be baptized... Precious.

I love your layout, too and being able to see beautiful Maeve in her dress with her Godmother who looks so proud.... (Although you're right - Maeve looks like she's about had it with her outfit!)

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Beautiful, beautiful dress. This is one to save and pass down the generations. You can't help but smile at Maeve's expression - Her feelings perfectly expressed! Photographing the dress with a black background was a very good idea - the details are luscious. Lovely journaling and scripture.

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wow - takes my breath away that dress.... just stunning Dot! Your layout does it justice, the lightburst, the quote and the dove, even the little cross in the light burst - beautiful... I really enjoyed the journalling too, so personal and heartfelt :-)

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Gorgeous dress & I love the little embellies you used with this - I wouldn't have thought about using the flower paper embellies but it evokes a vintage feel. Something that echos back to the tradition of a christening gown. :)

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What an absolutely gorgeous gown! I can't believe you made it! I love the tucked photos and the bright star in Today!

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