Thursday, July 25, 2013

Christening/Baptism Day

I am really enjoying getting back into my sewing again
This is a silk Christening/Baptism Romper set I have just finished for 
one of my Ebay clients
Little baby boys look like angels when they are all dressed up for 
their Baptism/christening

Some parents prefer a gown like the Royals have for their baby boys
like this one

In silk

or cotton

I do too,but some dads like their boys to be boys

The Royals like the new Prince George Alexanda Lois
will most definitely be in the traditional lace Heirloom gown worn
by all the Royal babies.

This is a vintage one that I was given by a very elderly 100yr old lady who
wore it on her Christening day

Did you know why baby bonnets ties are not cut but in one piece
It's an old tradition that the mother of the baby cuts the ribbon
on babes special day.
I think that's a lovely tradition

I thought this an appropriate post with the birth of the Royal baby

Have a nice day and join me at the linky parties
The links on my side bar.

xx jeanetteann


Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your gowns are just beautiful that you made--and the old one is so pretty too. I am so excited about the royal baby. They make such a sweet family!

Diane Mars said...

Beautiful Gowns, I love all the detail! I never new that about the ties on the bonnets I wondered about that but never knew why until today! Hugs, Diane

Ornate Splendor said...

Such beautiful christening gowns! You are oh-so-talented! Just gorgeous! Catherine

Alessandra said...

Oh...gorgeous!! They are very beautiful and i love especially the last one...delicious

Sue McPeak said...

How beautiful each of these are. So much work and talented sewing. I love the vintage one, too, and the ribbon tradition. Thanks for sharing that.

Sue CollectInTexasGal~Today's Post~
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GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Jeanette,
Your such a good seamstress, the gown is beautiful! And so is that antique one! :)
Happy Saturday!

Sarah ~ Magnolias Attic said...

Your gowns are beautifully made and the romper is sweet! That antique one is so lovely, what a prize to have! I hadn't heard that about the bonnet ribbons -- what a nice tradition!

Diann said...

Wow, they are both gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at TTF this week!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Jeannette! Your gowns are simply gorgeous! I was given one by an old woman too. Just because she knew I would appreciate its joys and beauty. SO glad you got your little package intact. That seems quick to me, but my life is a real distraction lately! Haha! I'm emailing you! Hugs!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my baptism table post, Jeanette. Like I said in that post, I don't know much about stitching, but I know perfection and talent and beauty, and boy do I see it in your work!What a blessing to be able to create such intricate work with your hands! It's beautiful! ~Zuni

Suzan Sweatman said...

How incredibly talented you are - those gowns are magnificent -
Love that little tidbit about the Mom cutting the ribbon - didn't know that!!!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Your sewing skills are marvelous, Jeanetteann. Love all your Christening gowns - so precious - the details in the vintage one are amazing! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I love a long flowing Christening gown Jeanette. I made one each for my girls for their Christenings and I hope that their children can also wear them one day. I bet that century old dress is beautifully made. Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

SavannahGranny said...

These gowns are awesome. They are incredibly detailed. I hopped over to the shop to look again. Your work is perfection and you are a very talented lady.
I am so glad I got to see these.
Have a blessed weekend, Ginger

Debra @ Homespun said...

Exquisite gowns!

Kathryn Ross said...

Beautiful work Jeanette! You need to fill your Etsy store with more of these beauties! I always wanted to learn to smock - now I'm into creating embellishments. Hope to have my shop open by end of summer - we shall see . . .

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

You do beautiful work Jeanette! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


Donna Heber said...

Wow, what stunning christening gowns. I love the vintage style of your last gown. Beautiful handmade work.

Jann Olson said...

Jeanette, your gowns are simply gorgeous. Here, the boys usually do not wear gowns. I did not know that tradition about the ties. How sweet! Thanks for sharing with SYC.