Sarah Beth Heirloom Christening Gown with Slip and Bonnet
This little "Daygown" Heirloom Christening Gown uses 100% Cotton Batiste with 2 panels of Swiss Cotton Eyelet, Entredeux in the middle with Lavender ribbon running down front, French insertion lace on both sides of Swiss Eyelet and French edging at neckline. Back of neck has placket opening. Long sleeves have lavender ribbon through entredeux and French edging lace.
SLIP: (Not shown) 100% Cotton Batiste with narrow lace around hemline, arms and neckline
Bonnet has 100% Cotton Batiste Eyelet edging in front and eyelet gathered in back with a tied ribbon making it adjustable for baby's head. Lavender ribbon ties attached with lavender ribbon bows.
Any color of ribbon may be chosen making this simpler gown appropriate for boys!
The Victorian women would often hand sew elaborate christening gowns while pregnant with their first child. These gowns, always white and with varying modes of delicate elaboration, would be carefully packed away and used again for each subsequent child. Lace, embroidery, tucks and insertions were common.
When purchasing an heirloom christening gown, be aware that cotton and silk (natural fibers) will preserve their beauty far longer than man-made materials.
Christening Gowns will be approximately 27" in length UNLESS you specify 36" length (extra long & flowing)~~ for an additional $25.00.
Christening Gowns will have a "History of Gown" description along with several sheets for passing down information as to when & by whom these Heirloom Gowns are worn for future generations.
Baby's Name, Date of Birth, and Date of Christening can be embroidered into the slip for an additional $15.
Choose 3, 6 or 9 month size.