Monday, March 24, 2014

For the love of lace

Who wouldn't love this beautiful 100yrs old gown
It was given to me by someone who knows how much
I love Christening Gowns and the history behind each one 

This one was hand stitched from lots of oddments of lace with 
an underskirt of very fine cotton
I made the bonnet to match as closely as I could
My Kader doll looks so nice dressed for her Christening

Look at this old cotton lace,layers of it and even though each
piece doesn't match,somehow that's what gives it it's charm

Just look at those hand stitched pin tucks,lots of them

Even on the sleeve.

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xx jeanetteann


Kays Kids said...

Jeanette, I am drooling over that dress. There is something about the old Christening dresses that are so beautiful.
It looks wonderful on your doll.
Hugs Kay

Rosetta Di Leo said...

Che meraviglia!Baci,Rosetta

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It is stunning! Just breathtaking on your pretty doll! What a treasure and one you'll always enjoy! Sweet hugs!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That doll is so precious in her new gown. What a nice friend to give you that--and I adore the bonnet :)

Shelia said...

Hi Jeanette! Oh this little gown is just so beautiful. Look at all of the tiny little stitches and those tiny little pleats! I would never have thought that you had just made the little bonnet as it looks vintage too. How precious these little gowns are and how sweet of your friend to give it to you. Your little dolly looks very happy too.
Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

LV said...

Someone put a lot of work and love into this pretty. Loved your post and the story.

Melody Brown said...

Wow, that is beautiful.

gentlejoy said...

Beautiful! I love lace ....and old lace and linens......and this is so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

Rein said...

So lovely!

Ana Lopes said...

How adorable! I love all details!
Have a wonderful day and weekend!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

Kaye Swain said...

Wow! What gorgeous and historic old lace! Thanks for a delightful visit from my bloggy home to yours via Pink Saturday. Have a lovely week.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh I agree about the mixed laces, Jeannette! So beautiful. I love that you made a bonnet to match. One of my very old long baby gowns went out of the shop this week. I had it so long I thought of it as mine! Haha! It had hand knitted lace insets. They are really works of art to me. Hope you're doing well!

Barbara Neubeck said...

I love looking at all the beautiful lace gowns you have and make JeanetteAnn.... you have magic fingers... so gorgeous... Hugs and Blessings ...
Barb xxx

JP said...

Well, aren't you so lucky to have something so very special! You did a great job on creating the matching bonnet. Enjoy it!

Ana said...

Hi Jeanette,
Just wanted you to know that I did get your comment....Thank you so very much for your sweet words, they mean a lot to me. Wishing you a lovely day....Oh but before I go, the christening gown is absolutely beautiful. Such a special and thoughtful gift.


Jann Olson said...

Oh my Jeanette Ann this gown is lovely. There's just something about vintage lace that makes my heart soar! I recently scored a vintage lace coverlet at an estate sale. It's on my table right now and I love it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

The gown is beautiful. What wonderful workmanship went into these old christening gowns. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely weekend! ~Deborah