"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Saturday, October 13, 2012

October Christmas QAL 1

Today the Christmas QAL is hosted by Elizabeth of Sand and Sunshine    http://sandandsunshine.blogspot.co.uk/ and located in Florida.  If you want to see some really cute Halloween decorations then visit her blog today and if you wish you can enter her giveaway for a very cute pincushion.  Thanks, Elizabeth.

In a previous post I mentioned my very special project of using my sister's wedding gown which our mother made for her and sewing the Christening dress for her newest granddaughter.  I'm using the Simplicity 4766 pattern:

I'm making the version without the lace over skirt because my sister's gown was slipper satin and gorgeous, so the fabric is rich enough.  My mother sewed lace details on the gown and this gown will have that also.  But after cutting the dress last night this is all the fabric that's left:
There's just enough left for the bonnet. 
I'm taking this one step at a time so progress may be slow. 
I ordered wool crepe for the cape.  Not sure yet what I'll get to line the cape. 
God Bless.


Hilachas said...

That's such a great idea to make the Christening outfit from the wedding dress. Can't wait to see it.

Donna said...

Wonderful project. I am looking forward to seeing the finished Christening dress.

Mrs.Pickles said...

what a cute idea!

Darlene said...

What a fabulous idea. I hope you'll show us the results of your hard work.

QuiltSue said...

What a wonderful idea. That's going to look so cute.

Reenie said...

Oh, I would be terrified to try that!!! Bravo to you...can't wait to see it when it is done!!

Sand and Sunshine said...

How darling this will be. How special that you have just enough for a bonnet leftover.