Gabriela's Baptism Gown

I don't know how many of you read this blog, but you may have noticed that I haven't posted in a while?


I had a baby last July and since then had virtually no time for cutting, fitting, or sewing. 

But when it came time for my daughter Gabriela's baptism, I knew that I had to make her clothes myself :) Such a special occasion demanded a custom-made gown, bonnet, and slippers!

And it all turned out rather well, imho! Though I should have added ribbons to the slippers. One of them kept falling off, since Gabriela (or Gigi, as I call her) is a very active baby, and so she was baptized like Cinderella, wearing just one slipper :) 

Please excuse me for boasting a bit, but I am proud of this. An invisible zipper on a lined dress in such a small size is no easy thing. The lace and lining are from Pacific Fabrics, and the trim is from Nancy's Sewing Basket.

One lovely thing about working with good lace - no need to worry about finishing the hem or the sleeve edges. The gorgeous fabric takes care of it for you!

So here are some shots of the clothes and my favorite model Gabriela Nikita Owen :)

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