Well, my friends~
We have something special going on this weekend.
Yes We Do!
Can you guess where I am going?
I am taking this with me!
Our Baby Bright Eyes is getting christened.
Yes she is!
Her name has been added
to the bottom of the gown,
along with those that were baptised before her.
My oldest son & his baby sister
were baptised together
Their names and birth date were the first ones embroidered
on the bottom of the gown.
I made the gown and the matching coat
when I was pregnant.
I wanted an heirloom that
could be handed down from
generation to generation.
Here is the top of the coat.
Here is a bit of the detailing on the sleeves
The lace is Irish lace from my
grandmother's sewing basket.
Here is the bottom of one side of the coat.
This is the best I could do to get the whole thing
Down one side took me 72 hours to embroider.
The coat is lined and the dress has an attached slip.
Everything is French seamed.
This is the bottom of the dress pulled back to
show the slip.
There are now 16 names embroidered on the bottom
of this gown that was made with a
Vintage Vogue pattern.
It is about 3 feet long from top to bottom.
our sweet little Bright Eyes will be
CHRISTENED in the same gown her Mama wore 37 years ago.
WHAT? OH! MY!
How did I get to be this old?
Oh- and what does one wear
UNDER a CHRISTENING GOWN?
Why a cute little Onesie, of course!
Here is CharlesInCharge who took his turn 2 years ago.
I can't wait to see our little
all dressed for her christening.
I wonder if she will sleep through it?
So- I will be home late Sunday night.
Leave the light on for me, will ya?
Have a wonderful weekend!
Pictures on Monday!