A special dress for a special day

Ta da! My DGD’s christening dress is done, and I even have a few “extras” to bring back to New York for the blessed event. I was definitely cutting it a little close on timing, but what else is new? I am really pleased with how the dress turned out – and I hope DGD’s momma is as happy with it as I am. Sometimes garments really DO turn out exactly as I picture them in my head!

Apologies for the picture quality. Photographing white is hard, and I am a lame photographer. Anyway, here is the “full frontal”.

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Mitered lace insertion, hand embroidery on the bodice and the sleeves, adorable!

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More embroidery near the hem edge, and the entredeux and hem lace. Pretty!

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Momma says baby is a drooley-booley-spit-up-girl at the moment. Maybe a pretty bib will keep the dress clean until show time during the service.

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Not sure if these will be the final effort, but a girl needs to have new shoes for a new dress, right?

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I know, I’m a little nuts. But I had a wonderful time making this dress and accessories for Oona’s big day, and am still hoping to get a little sweater done and maybe a little fancier pair of shoes. Or maybe some hand-knit booties. Or maybe I will just lie down until my creative brain shuts off!

Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen

11 Responses to A special dress for a special day

  1. Cindy says:

    Gorgeous! That is one lucky little girl!

  2. Jane says:

    Beeeautifullll! Have a wonderful time, Grandma!! Send our love to all in NY!

  3. Saralyn says:

    It’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pictures. What did you decide to do about the slip?

    • SewMaris says:

      Thanks Saralyn! I ended up “lining” the dress as the Vogue pattern called for. Not sure this part is optimal, but I wanted the backside of the embroidery stitches covered. Designer discretion!! ;-)

  4. Sharon Chen says:

    Stunning Maris. I love it.

  5. Kristy says:

    Wow, Maris. You amaze me. This is absolutely gorgeous. Love shows through every stitch.
    Blessings in your travels and the special event.

  6. Hazel Wood says:

    Just beautiful! You are so talented. Can’t wait to see Oona’s smiles wearing this.

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