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From: MrsSnuggly
Date: 06-15-2006, 11:57 PM (1 of 9)
Hello all~

I am interested in any suggestions for christening patterns that you really like....not necessarily that you've made mind you. I'm going to do some research on some of the pages in other threads people have posted, but thought someone might have some opinions about particular patterns. Thanks in advance,
Oh and I was thinking baby - but if anyone has patterns for older kids that would be helpful as well.
User: MrsSnuggly
Member since: 05-21-2006
Total posts: 104
From: sewingnonie
Date: 06-16-2006, 12:42 PM (2 of 9)
I like the patterns that come in the magazine AS&E. Australian smocking and embroidery magazine. They also offer a book, just on christening gowns.

User: sewingnonie
Member since: 09-23-2004
Total posts: 175
From: sewingnonie
Date: 06-17-2006, 07:08 PM (3 of 9)
I have also seen beautiful gowns made from Vogue, McCalls or simplicity patterns. How mush lace and embroidery you want to add would make the gown very personal.

User: sewingnonie
Member since: 09-23-2004
Total posts: 175
From: BeckyW
Date: 08-03-2006, 06:15 PM (4 of 9)
I made this one for my DD - gown on the right

and this one for my DS - gown with the 4 buttons

I have a pic of him. I don't have a scanned pic of her.

I had searched for a pattern and these were my favorites.
User: BeckyW
Member since: 12-25-2004
Total posts: 24
From: MissTaraTara
Date: 08-03-2006, 09:41 PM (5 of 9)
What a beautiful baby! The christening gown is very nice too!
User: MissTaraTara
Member since: 01-24-2006
Total posts: 227
From: mommydionne
Date: 09-23-2006, 02:09 PM (6 of 9)
Here is a link to a couple of outfits I made for the 2 younger boys, They are both Martha Pullen, one is from "Heirloom Sewing for Jack and Jill" and the other is from one of her magazines. I also made LIttle Vogue 2878 (I think it's out of print now, it was 9 years ago) with all the tucks at the base of the skirt and hand embroidery in white on white on the bodice. Didn't make the coat though. The bonnet pattern was great.
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
Date: 09-25-2006, 12:16 PM (7 of 9)
I Made Vogue 2675 But Butterick 4052 Is Cute With A Romper Boy Option Too
Member since: 03-09-2006
Total posts: 22
From: VenusElaine
Date: 10-04-2006, 10:55 PM (8 of 9)
I have found many resources at They also offer a free print catalog.

"Always put as much effort into your marriage as you do into your wedding."
User: VenusElaine
Member since: 10-22-2005
Total posts: 126
From: MaryW
Date: 10-06-2006, 05:25 AM (9 of 9)
Gorgeous kids, all of them.
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
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