Making the memory – from wedding to christening
I was contacted by my previous bride Lai Rah lately and asked to make her baby girl’s christening gown with same fabric as her wedding dress. I was trilled and felt so privileged to make frocks for her special moment again!
The wedding dress was made three years ago. It was a traditional ball gown style with guipure lace bodice and box pleat silk satin skirt. It suited her petite body shape very well and looked gorgeous for her stately house wedding theme.
Three years later, Lai Rah gave birth to a beautiful baby girl Elspeth and she contacted me again. It’s always nice to hear from my previous brides, not mentioning to make another garment for her young family member! Digging out from my pile of fabric, I found the left over fabric from making her wedding dress, which was just enough to make the christening gown’s bodice! Making pretty baby things is my new passion since I have got a little girl. I made this christening gown with puffy sleeves and floaty silk organza skirt, pretty lace trim embellishing the centre front and hem. I felt it’s important to give this gown a personal touch, so her name and birth date were embroidered inside the gown. A month later, I received photos of Elspeth’s christening, it’s so lovely.