Christening Gown and Waistcoat for family S

bespoke christening gown on babe in arms

I was privileged to be asked to make two christening ensembles for Family S. We used fabrics left over from Mummy’s wedding dress to create a traditional ‘long gown’ for their baby girl and an 18th century style waistcoat, cravat and trousers for their little boy.

Baby christening gown from mothers wedding dress in brown and cream
pageboy waistcoat for church wedding
Christening waistcoat and brown silk trousers for toddler
boys 18th century style waistcoat and cravat for toddler page boy on stand
waistcoat cover button detail with pearl and embroidery
naming ceremony gown ruched sash
Long gown traditional christening gown back view with buttons
cover button and buttonhole detail on bespoke christening gown
Wedding dress by Linda Makin

Two pictures of the wedding dress originally made by Wendy Makin of Brisbane.

Wedding dress by Linda Makin
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Felicity Westmacott

I write about all aspects of weddings, dressmaking, fashion history, and the human relation to clothing. I welcome comments and debate.

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