Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Dedication Gown

I love traditions and special occasions and what could be more special than the dedication of a child to God. This dedication gown was made for friends who adopted their second daughter, Ava. It is made from imperial batiste and inspired by a picture from a Strasburg children's clothing catalog. Batiste is great for smocking and very soft against a baby's skin. I started with a basic bishop style pattern and lengthened it. The smocking along the neck and sleeves is a simple goemetric design using white embroidery thread. Along the hem are several rows of tucks. I also made a slip from the same fabric to go underneath.


AdoptedAsHisOwn said...

Beautiful!! Beautiful!! Beautiful!!

MorningSong said...

Sooooo Beautiful!!

I hope to do fancy stuff like this one day. I am going to take a smocking and bishop class soon. Both outfits are great!! It gives me the learning bug - makes me want to take a sewing class!!

Anonymous said...

Do you have a pattern for this dedication gown? I love it and have a friend who can make it for me. Could I pay you for the pattern?