Christening Gown for Baby T

Christening dress in ivory lace and organza, made from the bride's wedding dress, by Felicity Westmacott

I made this gown using baby’s mummy’s wedding dress – which is a wonderful tradition going back hundreds of years that not many people know about now. A really good way to get another use from that dress! Simple bodice with lace over-lay and organza frill sleeves. The diamanté sash from mummy’s dress gave a bit of sparkle. Layered organza skirt, extra long as is traditional and pretty button back detail. Christening gowns from £150 plus fabrics.

Christening dress in ivory lace and organza, made from the bride's wedding dress, by Felicity Westmacott

Christening dress in ivory lace and organza, made from the bride's wedding dress, by Felicity Westmacott

Christening dress in ivory lace and organza, made from the bride's wedding dress, by Felicity Westmacott: design sketch

Christening dress in ivory lace and organza, made from the bride's wedding dress, by Felicity Westmacott

Christening dress in ivory lace and organza, made from the bride's wedding dress, by Felicity Westmacott

Christening dress in ivory lace and organza, made from the bride's wedding dress, by Felicity Westmacott

I also made a sweet little bonnet in organza with matching lace trim.

Christening dress in ivory lace and organza, made from the bride's wedding dress, by Felicity Westmacott

Christening dress in ivory lace and organza, made from the bride's wedding dress, by Felicity Westmacott

Christening dress in ivory lace and organza, made from the bride's wedding dress, by Felicity Westmacott: thank you letter

My happy customer wrote: Thanks so much for making the dress, Aly is delighted and I was very touched with the little drawstring bag – it’s beautiful! Many thanks, Julie.

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