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Thread: Christening Gown

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    You did a wonderful job on that gown. And Mommy and Daddy did a wonderful job on that baby. What a precious little one she is. And I know a Grandma's love is the best. Congrats on both. May she never lose that gorgeous smile.

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    What a beautiful child. I just love the pudgy cheeks and baby rolls. Gorgeous job on this dress!!!!!!!!!

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    Very beautiful, gown and baby.
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    Beautiful gown and granddaughter.
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    The dress is exquisite and the baby is adorable!

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    What a gorgeous gorgeous gown and precious baby girl, your work is stunning.

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    You sure did an awesome job on the gown. It is beautiful. The little baby is gorgeous too

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    What a fabulous heirloom. Hope you include the story about its origin with the dress and many generations will continue to wear it and cherish it. I made one for my middle son's children and embroidered the names of the kids and their birthdates on the slip in white so it wouldn't shadow through the dress. Your GGD is beautiful and her smile says it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vat View Post
    Lovely. I have made several Christening gowns from the wedding gowns. I hope you also made a slip to go with the gown so you can embroider the baby's name , birth date, etc. Then it can be past down and each name be added after each child.
    I did make a slip--can't find the pic just now. It's very simple, made from lawn with
    a lace cross on the front and lace on the hem. I did not embroider the name, etc. on it. Didn't even think of it, actually. I think that is a great idea & I am going to get it back and do that. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbie View Post
    Jude that is just BEAUTIFUL the darling baby and the gown. Fabulous work!!!! Hugs Gerbie
    Thanks, Gerbie!
    Judy

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    My heart swells! You all have made my day! Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments and especially for the prayers! I had a wonderful time making it for her. Have a wonderful day! I will!
    Judy

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    A lovely work of art. ( both).

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    Just beautiful!

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    I was commissioned (twice!!!) to make baptismal gowns from "Mommy's" First Communion dress. They turned out really nice. I don't think I would have 'guts enough' to cut into a wedding dress because I wouldn't want mine cut into. Doesn't make sense....it just hangs there in the closet doing no good!!!

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    Adorable Baby, beautiful dress!

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    Absolutely gorgeous...and the gown is pretty too.

    Seriously...your DGGD is a beauty....and you are one talented lady. That Christening gown is sure to become a family heirloom. Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharin'Sharon View Post
    I was commissioned (twice!!!) to make baptismal gowns from "Mommy's" First Communion dress. They turned out really nice. I don't think I would have 'guts enough' to cut into a wedding dress because I wouldn't want mine cut into. Doesn't make sense....it just hangs there in the closet doing no good!!!
    I know what you mean. The first time I made anything out of really nice fabric when I made a flower girl dress for my granddaughter for her aunt's wedding. After I got the fabric, it took forever for me to make the first cut. I was terrified of ruining it! It was easier with the wedding dress, as my daughter had not had it cleaned and stored properly. It was just in a vacuum bag. It was stained and not enough space that was not stained to get a cutting. So--nothing ventured, nothing gained. I washed it and it came out beautiful, not a stain left. Even the lace came out clean. I was lucky!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EmiliasNana View Post
    What a fabulous heirloom. Hope you include the story about its origin with the dress and many generations will continue to wear it and cherish it. I made one for my middle son's children and embroidered the names of the kids and their birthdates on the slip in white so it wouldn't shadow through the dress. Your GGD is beautiful and her smile says it all.
    Another thing I did not do. I did not include the story of the dress. Will have to do that, also. Thanks!
    Judy

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    Thanks so much for all your lovely comments!
    Judy

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    Beautiful! Definitely destined to become a family heirloom.

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    What a gorgeous baby - so happy - and the dress is stunning!

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    Both are stunning!!! She is absolutely adorable....and what a good job you did. You're quite talented.
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    Thank you so much!
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