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« on: March 08, 2010 02:41:57 PM »

I made this Christening gown for my friend's little girl Lyra. It's the first time I've ever made any clothing this small so it was a bit of a challenge. Lyra's due to be christened on Sunday! I just finished it yesterday then realised the hem sits funny on one side so it looks like it's longer than it is! Ah well! I cam up with the pattern myself and I quite like it! If I were doing it again though, I would definitely add sleeves (I'm not good with sleeves and I didn't want to risk it in such a short time frame!) The under layer and bodice are sating with a lace trim. The bodice is lined and the skirt has a layer of chiffon over the top. There are two box pleats in the front and three tiny box pleats at the back to give it some good volume. This has been so fiddly to do but I'm quite proud of it, even if it hangs weird (the side that looks longer actually drapes over Lyra's mother's arm  so it looks all cascadey and waterfall like)

As always, C&C welcomed! (BTW, it could do with a good ironing, but I just want it out of my sight for now!)

(Sorry, I can't seem to get this to display right!)

(The front bodice - could do with a good pressing)

(The back view -  you can really see how weird it hangs in this one)

(close up of the back - the neckline meets better when it's on!)


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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010 02:36:32 AM »

once it's on and she's wriggling about, nobody will notice the hem. they'll all be too busy saying "oh my what a beautiful dress!"
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010 12:35:22 PM »

Beautiful , it really is ? well done  Grin
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