Hanne, my sister, had a little girl after 3 boys. We all were quite excited about it and I got started on the blessing dress ideas as soon as Hanne found out she was having a girl. I had so much fun making this dress! The silk was so luxurious that I got carried away and made it into a Christening gown length! This dress is a true heirloom.
Silk twill fabric. machine pin-tucks and hand embroidered french knots on yoke. hand smocked across front and hand embroidered bullion roses across smocking; lace on neck, sleeves, and hem; scalloped pintuck and hand embroidered bullion roses on hemline.
hand embroidered bullion roses made with pink silk embroidery floss, leaves done in green silk embroidery floss
close-up of smocking and roses on bodice
hem of gown. machine stitched scalloped pin-tuck. Hand embroidered bullion roses made with pink silk embroidery floss and leaves embroidered with green silk embroidery floss, white french knots embroidered with white silk embroidery floss.
close-up of hem embroidery
close-up of bullion rose on hem
Here’s the gown in all it’s glory! sorry the picture is blurry, it’s the best the camera could do.
Alexandria in her beautiful long gown.