Monday, December 05, 2011

The Christening Jacket - so far...

I think I've gone overboard because this is turning into a little Princess' dress...but here is the jacket so far...




The jacket is made from the rayon/silk satin with the lace on top. My favorite part of the jacket and the dress is the pearl piping trim which came from my notions stash.




The jacket still needs sleeves.  I need to make a bonnet.  The string of pearls need to be hand stitched to the bodice of the gown...and the buttonholes completed.  I have to deliver it to the baby's mother on Friday.  


Once these final details are completed, I may post more details, or I may not!  *smile*  I've still got Christmas scarves to sew and two weekends before Christmas, so I need to hop to it!


...and I will have to ask the baby's mother if I can post pictures of her daughter in the outfit...so there may only be pictures of the finished outfit...


...as always, more later!

20 comments:

  1. Wowee, that IS a special jacket! This ensemble is going to be fit for a princess!

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  2. It's fun making a completely princess-y dress now and then. It's going to be beautiful.

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  3. What better time for a princess outfit? Go for it. It's already beautiful! K

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  4. Little girls need princess garments from the get go and you are accommodating! Its looking lovely.

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  5. I love your attention to details, which can make or break an outfit. You do this well. This is certainly a treasure and a keepsake.

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  6. It is just gorgeous! and definitely not overboard. The photos from this day will be in the family forever!

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  7. The whole outfit is just beautiful, and what a treasure that will be!

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  8. Just think of the stories that will get told as this gown is passed down to each new generation.

    Theresa in Tucson

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  9. What a gorgeous jacket! It is surely fit for a princess. it will be a forever heirloom. You are so talented Carolyn

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  10. Carolyn,
    Your sewing is beautiful. What a beautiful ensemble! What a lucky little girl and family to get an heirloom.
    You have now scared me. TWO WEEKENDS?!!! I am sitting at home sick for the third week going from sinus infection-influenza-ear infection-pneunomia. I am a teacher with no voice at Christmas. I won't be making Christmas gifts this year.
    Your sewing always inspires me, thank you!

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  11. You have chosen such lovely combinations of fabrics and trims for the dress and jacket. It is destined to be an heirloom.

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  12. I don't think it is overboard - I think it is such a special outfit that you should pull out all the stops!

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  13. Do you have an embroidery machine or know someone who does? When I made a christening gown, I added the baby's name and birth date on the inside hem of the slip. Also added my initials and a date really small. If it is intended as family heirloom, they can add the names of all the other babies that wear it to the hem as the years go by. it is a nice touch that makes it special. I borrowed a machine and did it easily- and I had never embroidered before. Some that special should have your name on it. Great job!

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  14. The whole outfit is looking gorgeous! I remember when my mom and I went shopping for supplies so that she could make my oldest a coat (we used my husband's family gown). She hand embroidered it and a bonnet. Both my boys wore it and recently my nephew. I'm sure your pieces will become family heirlooms!

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  15. Please do blog about this again, and lots of times! I have three of these to make by April! I've ordered the pattern, and especially want to know more about attaching the lining.

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  16. This is an exquisite ensemble! Mom and baby girl will be thrilled. This is certainly a labor of love. Well done!

    Lynda in LV

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  17. It looks beautiful! Done by Frday, no pressure there :)

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  18. Oh Ms. Carolyn. So far so beautiful.

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