Friday, 11 July 2008

Christening Dress



So here I am with more historical projects. This Christening dress is sewn from handkerchief linen and the neckline and sleeves are trimmed with a crochet lace edging. The centre panel is assorted crochet samples and motifs in white and ecru cotton. Most of the lace was in my stash and I decided this was a good place to use them. The lace on the bottom is filet crochet and I am pretty sure that I designed and charted it. The crochet roses were created for this dress and buttons were collected from family, including one from a wedding dress. I created this dress for a family member a few years ago.

6 comments:

Yogi said...

Both pieces are beautiful. Lots of intricate and detailed work. Happy cleaning. I'll be cleaning my basement tomorrow and SUnday for a new heating system to be installed next week. I don't think I'll be coming across any wonderful projects like you did...

Candy said...

Joanne,
A little sigh escaped my lips as I looked at your Christening Dress. Oh my! to have such a thing is only a dream and to have created it - bliss.Your work is wonderous in my mind. The tiny intricate things you make boggle my mind and take me away to another world.Thank you so much for sharing with us all.
hugs,
Candy

Angelartistok said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The christening gown is divine and the stocking is beautiful.

Big Hugs,
Ruth

ArtCricket said...

What treasures!

Wanda H said...

Joanne, the dress and stocking are both gorgeous!!!

N. Maria said...

It's stunning!
I love to sew.....and I love heirlooms.
Maria in WA