Enjoying the chill in the air and dreaming up designs in velvet and wool.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fine Linen

I recently had the opportunity to create a baptismal gown for some dear friends of mine. Their first child is five months old, and her baptism was a wonderful celebration with both sets of grandparents and several friends present.

The gown was custom-designed with input from both parents. The mother has been a close friend of mine since college; and one of the things I liked about her husband when they first started dating was his aesthetic sense, which was so nicely compatible with hers.

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They wanted something beautiful, but not so girly that they couldn't use it again if they have a son in the future. I realized it with pleats, an understated crocheted trim (the same trim I had used for the mother's dress back when she was carrying the baby!), and simple, clean lines in a lovely handkerchief-weight ivory linen. The appliqued dove and laced front bodice were also their idea.

I am so pleased and excited to be a part of this precious little one's life!

All photos in this post courtesy of my friends who now own the dress. Rocking amateur skills, there!


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