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Monday, September 1, 2014

Rainy weekend project

A christening gown for my nephew, who is due next week!
A very old-fashioned gown in fine cotton
Lace detailed bodice and peter-pan collar

Buttoned-up back and lacy bonnet

This project reminded me that infant sleeves are extremely tiny and hell to sew, especially since these are slightly puffed so require gathering. The sleeves took me longer than the whole bonnet.

Now that I've totally lost my eyesight pinning 1000 tucks in the bodice, I'm off to enjoy the rest of a long weekend. Happy Labor Day!


  1. Wow, that is a labor of love! Way to go! You are clearly a very talented sewer and that will be such a special keepsake for your nephew's parents!

  2. If you go into business I'd buy one!! You are a great aunt. :). It's so pretty!

  3. I can't believe you made this! That's amazing...

  4. You are so talented in many ways Gracie! This is so special!!