This is the first one I've made since I desperately tried to finish my son's before his Baptism - nearly 19 years ago now! (Which you can see in the Header photo of the blog, next to St Zelie!)
The mum had several ideas of what she wanted, so using those, and my own finds - a fantastic lightweight cotton lawn with woven satin stripes and tiny lozenge-embroidered stripes - some lovely soft cotton Nottingham lace, and several specially digitized embroidery designs, it came out beautifully.
The only problem with sending it to the USA was that the tracking number went dead after it was logged as having got on a plane at Heathrow, so there was a rather nail biting week or two where I hoped and prayed that it was still in transit - and eventually it did turn up - in plenty of time, since baby is due in June!
I was very pleased with the way it turned out but it was time-consuming to make, it took just as long as a first Communion dress!
|Detail of the baptismal shells|
|an IHS cross|
|and some wheat and grape vines|
The fabric is light as gossamer,
and has a cotton lawn lining
|Had to wait for an obliging gust of wind to show it off!|
|A simple button fastening at the back|
|And of course, there has to be a matching bonnet with embroideries|
|And the expectant mum is very happy with it too, DG!|