My fifth grandchild is due soon. Another boy! I put my order in for a girl each time, but nooooo, they didn’t listen to me. 🙂 It would be nice to have a little girl to make sweet dresses for, but my boys are all wonderful, anyway. I wouldn’t trade in a single one of them. LOL
Joking aside, my youngest child is having her first child in a couple of weeks. She asked me before Christmas if I would make a baptismal gown for him. Since this gown is for a boy, I didn’t want to make it too drippy with lace and frills, but I didn’t want it totally plain either. So, instead of the wide lacy lace that was called for at the waist and hem, I used a small, cotton lace. The hem also has tucks. There was a slip with the pattern, which I made, because the material I used is fine and almost see-through. I used McCall’s pattern #M4865.
I forgot to take pictures before I sent the gown off in the mail to Texas, so I asked my daughter to take some pictures for me. For some reason all the pictures except one show the outfit in off-white. It is really white, like the second picture.
Here is the gown and slip laid out on the wedding quilt I made for them.
A close up of the bodice and the trim I used. Those little sleeves were a real terror to make.
Here are the tucks.
Both the gown and the slip had tiny buttons and buttonholes.
It has been a long time since I sewed anything except quilts, so this was fun, but challenging to make.