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Thread: Dedication/Christening Gown

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    Dedication/Christening Gown

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Size:  254.2 KBHeavily loaded with photos, but I wanted you to try to see my work. I hand embroidered this Dedication Gown and Bonnet for this grandchild. Her siblings eventually worn the set too, when they were dedicated at church. I would come in from work and stitch every spare minute until my neck burned from keeping it bent over my work. This was featured in a Sew Beautiful magazine issue #80. The pattern is Heavenly Bliss by Petite Poche. My daughter wanted it stitched in blue just like in the magazine, so of course I did what mamas do-lol- I hope you like it.
    1-whole gown 2-underdress 3-close up yoke 4-close up of apron 5&6 Bonnet

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    ​Gorgeous and a family heirloom!

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    Very beautiful!!!!
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    yea, a girl gets to wear blue! It is absolutely lovely.

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    Wow, such a beautifully stitched gown!!! So much detail and love put into it. It's sure to become an heirloom!
    We didn't realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun. ~ Winnie the Pooh ~

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    It is Beautiful! Did you also do all the tatting?

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    What a beautiful gown and precious baby
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    beautifully done
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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    yea, a girl gets to wear blue! It is absolutely lovely.
    It is gorgeous and your GD is adorable.

    When my daughter was born 55 years ago, the first time I saw her, she was wrapped in a blue blanket. When I asked why, I was told it was the color of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This was in a Catholic hospital and the nuns running it were of that order.

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    That is absolutely beautiful.
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    Absolutely gorgeous, Toogie, so glad you figured out the photos!

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    WOW that is amazing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramajo View Post
    When my daughter was born 55 years ago, the first time I saw her, she was wrapped in a blue blanket. When I asked why, I was told it was the color of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This was in a Catholic hospital and the nuns running it were of that order.
    What a lovely gesture! I'm Catholic and find that really touching.
    We didn't realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun. ~ Winnie the Pooh ~

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    Who made the Tatting?

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    Absolutely gorgeous! You did the magazine pattern justice. You work is exquisite.
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    How totally adorable!
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    Gorgeous and exquisite craftsmanship! Love it.

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    I didn't!-lol I ordered the tatting, from The Smocking Bonnet, when I made this. I only had about 6 weeks total to order supplies and get it made. I worked on it EVERY day after work, until bedtime. I finished the gown the Thursday night before the dedication on Sunday. I washed it by hand that night and Friday I ironed it and took the gown to work to show my co-workers. One woman told me I could probably get $300 on ebay or some site. I told her I wouldn't TAKE $300. I had over $150 of supplies in it not to mention the work hours or (that it would never be sold it was for my daughter's children). I then called my daughter and told her I finally finished the gown, but she would be without the bonnet.....my husband overheard my end of the call and laid that guilt trip on me, so...Friday after work and all day Saturday I worked on the bonnet. It was pressed and everything ready for our 2 hours drive to their church that Sunday morning. We dressed her in the church restroom, right before the service!-Whew!
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    Who made the Tatting?

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    No, I didn't make the tatting-Read my post right above this one, I believe.
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    It is Beautiful! Did you also do all the tatting?

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    Thank you very much. The gown is also on the front cover of Christening Gowns ,the Best of Sew Beautiful by Martha Pullen.
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    Absolutely gorgeous! You did the magazine pattern justice. You work is exquisite.

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    Beautiful!
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    Love quilting also.

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    Toogie, you made a beatiful gown. Now I know you are human because you did not make the Tatting. Okay -- I think you are a great person. If you had made the Tatting, I don't think I could like you. Congrats on an heirloom!!!

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    mjkgquilt, I think you are as funny as I like to be!-lol- and yes, I am human!!!
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    Toogie, you made a beatiful gown. Now I know you are human because you did not make the Tatting. Okay -- I think you are a great person. If you had made the Tatting, I don't think I could like you. Congrats on an heirloom!!!

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    Toogie, I learned to Tat when I was in my mid-30's. I had been trying to learn to Tat since I was in my late Teens. When I have done any Tatting, I know how much time it takes -- a LONG time. I admire you making the gown because I took an Heirloom sewing class for 12 weeks. There is a LOT to learn. I'll say it again -- you made a beautiful gown and can be very proud of what you accomplished. Again, congrats on the heirloom gown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjkgquilt View Post
    Toogie, you made a beatiful gown. Now I know you are human because you did not make the Tatting. Okay -- I think you are a great person. If you had made the Tatting, I don't think I could like you. Congrats on an heirloom!!!
    I burst out laughing at this. What a beautiful christening gown!

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