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"Baby will be well and smiling in little garments made by Mother, Auntie, Grannie and loving friends!"

Please join me as I teach the old fashioned techniques and skills needed to sew baby clothes. You will find lessons that start at the very beginning and take you step by step as we sew little baby clothes together. May you find much joy and pleasure in making them.
It's easy and it's fun!!

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Tuesday, June 29

White Wednesday- Raglan Christening Gowns

This Christening Gown is View 3 from the OFB pattern "Raglan Christening Gowns"
Christening Gowns are the most important garment ever worn.  Rarely will a Bride wear her Mother's Wedding Gown but the Christening Gown will be worn by many babies.  Your Baby, your Grandbaby, and your Great Grandbaby.
Close up of the Yoke.  The lace is Angel Lace.
I recommend that you purchase the best materials you are able to afford.
How much did you pay for the Wedding Gown that was used once?
This is View 2 and was inspired by an antique  Gown.  Tucks and Lace embellish the yoke.
Swiss Batiste is the fabric used most often for Christening Gowns.  The weight of the Swiss Batiste depends on the style of the Gown.  For the A-Line style here, I would use the Nelona or  Dress Weight Swiss Batiste.
The hem is finished with Lace and Featherstitching.
Close up of the Tucks and Lace at the neck.
This is  the View 1 Gown.  It is a simpler version.  
The sleeves are pleated instead of gathered. It is a tailored style and made from Linen.   

This is the "Raglan Christening Gown" pattern.  The Raglan style helps it to fit Baby better.  There are no shoulders so it is more flexible in fitting.  For more fitting information see Fitting.

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ShirleyC said...

I love the raglan sleeves in daygowns. I miss making daygowns since my grands are 3 and 5 now. This white one is just gorgeous.

Ellie Inspired said...

Beautiful eye candy! A perfect end to my day!

Martha said...

So pretty. Love that feather stitching at the hem. Beautiful!

Robin Hart said...

Such a sweet gown. I love all of them.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

As Always ~ Your Talent is Amazing...

LAnderson (Southern Stitches) said...

Absolutely stunning!

Sherry Richardson said...

Beautiful gowns!! I really miss sewing gowns

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I am working on the Raglan sleeve Christening Gown View 2 and my next step is to attach the lace to the neck. I have the entredeux attached Step 5 part 3 and the pattern does not say to trim the clipped edge from the endredeux as it did for finishing the sleeve. Is this step missing from the pattern?

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