Christening Gown - "The Anglican"
The material for this gown is Silk Dupioni with Organza, cotton insertion laces, silk satin ribbon and Swarovski pearls. The embroidery is hand sewn as is the piping and bead work. The buttons are fabric covered Silk Dupioni. The design is my own and was inspired by a number of gowns I have seen in museums. I decided that I wanted an antique European look so I avoided bright white colors and settled on ecru. I made use of cut work in the sleeves and on the front as well as the bonnet.
Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Kimberly R. Kimmons
Posted on Jul 18th, 2013 in design, garment construction, embellishments, embroidery, reader's closet, embroidery, couture, sleeve, hand stitching, hand drafted patterns, silk, beading, baby, baptism, gown, christening, christening gown, french seams
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