My paternal grandmother had a seamstress and she commissioned lots of beautiful dresses and things for us while we were growing up. The family Christening gown was made for her first grandchild (my sister) and is 50++ years old, made of linen and has amazing handwork.
down the whole front
intricate crocheted lace
and beautifully done cutwork hemming on the sleeves where a ribbon should go but we’re leaving them out as the sleeves are a tiny bit on the short side
and at the bottom.
I have to say I am a bit scared of ruining it, but it’s a gown, it should be used although it might belong in a frame or at some museum in the future.
Can you tell I love and am totally in awe of (about??) this gown?? The only thing missing is most of the names of the children in the family, so I’ll be embroidering my younger sister, our daughter and both grandsons names later. Aaah, I like the sound of the word later…
Have a wonderful weekend, I’ll be back with pictures from class and the Christening next week!