Wednesday, July 11


Christiana's christening gown is all finished. The bonnet was an afterthought but it really seems to finish it off nicely, don'tcha think?

I ended up hemming it all by hand because a line of machine stitching just seemed wrong. And I don't know how to do a blind hem on the machine.

Oh! And there was a buttonhole emergency. I couldn't find the buttonhole foot to my machine that has one-step buttonhole capabilities. My other machine does horrid 4-step buttonholes that always look awful.

So I pulled out my handy-dandy embroidery book and followed the directions for making buttonholes by hand. And I thanked God that I'm the type who learns best from books. The buttonholes had to be done today. And you know what? In my opinion, it looked perfect. Not that my buttonhole making is flawless, but rather that the handmade buttonholes really suited the old-fashionedness of the dress.

All the leftover linen gets to stay here, too! I've been eyeing the instructions for cutwork in the embroidery book!

One big project finished...just one more to go (the Wild Things quilt!).


Storybook Woods said...

Just beautiful Dannielle, what a wonderful friend you are. Clarice

Melissa R. Garrett said...

Oh, it really is QUITE lovely! And I agree ~ handwork is the best on a piece like that :-)

EStraiton said...

How pretty, great job!... Brianna is having her christening on Sunday also :) - the dress she is wearing has been through all of my three and now four daughters.. an heirloom for sure. xoxo

grace said...

oh, so beautiful! this is the first time i've visited your blog and i'm so glad i did! i wish i'd had the courage to make christening gowns for my babies. but no, theirs were store-bought. sigh.

Tiarnna said...

So cute!!!! And a cute model too!