Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Gown

Gown This is Anna’s baptismal gown.  I decided to make it at the last minute.  I had always planned on making Elizabeth’s gown.  I had bought the fabric, but never got around to making it.  Lucky for Anna, as the days got closer to my due date I got a little motivated.  I started this gown a few days before she was born.Gown7Inspiration from the gown came from this pattern.  I had acquired a box of old patterns from Jared’s grandma Rosemarie and this pattern was inside. Can you tell how old it is?  I saw this pattern and instantly loved it.  I knew that the next baby we had was going to get a gown from this pattern.  It was supposed to be Elizabeth.  Oops!  Well now it’s Anna!Gown5I’m not one for a lot of lace and frills, so of course I tweaked it a little.  I love the gathered neckline, but don’t like lace around a baby’s neck.  Too itchy.  Puffy sleeves on a little girl is so adorable.  That’s why I loved this pattern so much. Gown3 Then of course to give it a little bit of a vintage feel I added lace to the bottom.  I saw this fabric and just had to have it because of the beautiful bead work on it.

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So there you have it.  The story behind Anna’s baptismal gown, in case you wanted to know it.

6 comments:

Amy said...

Beautiful Jan! You inspire me! I wished I lived by you and you could teach me all your sewing tricks!

Lauren said...

Jan - you continue to amaze me. The gown is beautiful. What a wonderful thing for Anna to have for her children to use. Thanks for posting such great pictures of it.

Erin said...

I did want to know! I figured that you made her gown. It is beautiful!

Gail said...

Thanks be to God for another beautiful little girl.
Congratulations to you both/all. I'm trusting she's holding her own at the bottom of the Melius totem pole.
And what a beautiful and sweet baptismal dress.

Julie Rivera Photography said...

Oh, to be so skilled with needle and thread! Simply gorgeous and I love its position on the clothesline for your image.

Emily said...

The baptismal gown is absolutely beautiful. I wish I had such talent in the area of sewing...and to be able to pass that skill on and teach it to your girls...what a blessing.