Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Just a Peek

Just a tiny peek at the progress of the christening gown. This is a portion of the embroidery. I have made more progress since I took this picture a couple of nights ago. It always feels like slow going at this point. I am desperate to make good progress on the hand work this week. I am leaving to go out of town next week for SAGA convention.  Sorry for the horrible picture, I took it from my chair at night, hence the ginormous shadow in the right hand corner.

Did you get a peek at the christening gown that Jeannie B posted over at the Old Fashioned Baby Sewing Room? Mine won't be anything like that, but man oh man is that a work of art! And a true family heirloom.

 Found here

I also found this gem on Flickr. I love silk organza. I am not sure if this is silk, but it would be scrumptious made of silk. So pretty.

Thank you for your patience. I will be back soon with another peek to share.


  1. I am loving the peek! Beeeutiful -- shadow and all!

  2. I can tell by the peek that you've got that padded satin stitch mastered. Can't wait to see more. I know it will be breathtaking and perfectly executed.

  3. Your padded satin stitch is just perfection. Would love to take a lesson from you. I have always thought that is one of the most difficult stitches to execute well. Have a great time at convention. We want a full report!

  4. I can't wait to see the finished gown. I am going to get to make a Christening gown for my daughter's best friend's baby girl. I just found out for sure that she does want me to make it. She's going to send me a handkerchief that belonged to her grandmother. I'm going to incorporate it into the dress some way or other. I can't wait to get it so I can start getting ideas.
    First I have to make 6 Halloween costumes.
    I would love to be able to embroider as well as you do! Just beautiful!!!!!

  5. Can't wait to see the finished piece or quite frankly any sneak peeks you can throw out. Seeing the blue ink, triggered something I've been wanting to share with you. http://www.jetpens.com/product_info.php/cPath/99_213/products_id/515

    You can read the details on my blog. I found this last year and love it. I know you have had great success with the wash away pens, but my well water doesn't like it. If you want to try it let me know and I can drop it buy sometime.

  6. I can't wait to see this!!! Your padded satin stitch looks perfect!!!


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