Christening Dress for Baby W

Mini-me Christening Dress in pale gold and blue silk with lace by Felicity Westmacott

I was honoured to be asked to create a ‘mini-me’ christening dress for Baby W, using fabrics and inspiration from her mother’s beautiful Ian Stuart wedding dress.

Bex’s wedding dress was made with a wedgewood blue bodice and train with a cloud of pale gold silk for the skirt. Beaded lace trimmed the bodice and train and buttons finished the back fastening. We used all these elements to design Baby’s dress using materials left over from work on the original wedding.

Mini-me Christening Dress in pale gold and blue silk with lace by Felicity Westmacott: finished dress

I often make christening dresses of this type quite on the large side, with the idea they will still fit when the baby is quite a bit older, perhaps up to the age of 18 or even 20 months. This gives a good chance of the dress getting another outing!

Mini-me Christening Dress in pale gold and blue silk with lace by Felicity WestmacottMini-me Christening Dress in pale gold and blue silk with lace by Felicity WestmacottMini-me Christening Dress in pale gold and blue silk with lace by Felicity Westmacott

Mini-me Christening Dress in pale gold and blue silk with lace by Felicity Westmacott: Ian Stuart Cameo, the brides dress

Some images of Bex in her Ian Stuart Wedding Dress, and a tiara that I made too!

Mini-me Christening Dress in pale gold and blue silk with lace by Felicity Westmacott: Inspiration dressMini-me Christening Dress in pale gold and blue silk with lace by Felicity Westmacott: inspiration wedding dressMini-me Christening Dress in pale gold and blue silk with lace by Felicity Westmacott: fabrics

Fabrics left over from Bex’s wedding included blue silk ordered from Ian Stuart to make matching cravats and the lace from a stole that came with original dress.  We ordered the pale gold silk in from my supplier and the match was really good!

Mini-me Christening Dress in pale gold and blue silk with lace by Felicity Westmacott: finished dressMini-me Christening Dress in pale gold and blue silk with lace by Felicity Westmacott: lace applique detailMini-me Christening Dress in pale gold and blue silk with lace by Felicity Westmacott: button back detailMini-me Christening Dress in pale gold and blue silk with lace by Felicity Westmacott: waistline detail

Christening Dress For Baby W

I was honoured to be asked to create a ‘mini-me’ christening dress for Baby W, using fabrics and inspiration from her mother’s beautiful Ian Stuart wedding dress.

Bex’s wedding dress was made with a wedgewood blue bodice and train with a cloud of pale gold silk for the skirt. Beaded lace trimmed the bodice and train and buttons finished the back fastening. We used all these elements to design Baby’s dress using materials left over from work on the original wedding.

I often make christening dresses of this type quite on the large side, with the idea they will still fit when the baby is quite a bit older, perhaps up to the age of 18 or even 20 months. This gives a good chance of the dress getting another outing!

Bex wrote…

The dress was perfect, similar enough to my wedding dress whilst also being suitbale for a baby and I love the fact she will be able to get mulitple wears from it just by moving the buttons. It brought back many happy memories of choosing my wedding dress, and of our wedding day, and I'm looing forward to her wearing it again. It got lots of compliments! 

The Inspiration Dress

Some images of Bex in her Ian Stuart Wedding Dress, and a tiara that I made too!

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