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Apr 26, 2018 11:50:25   #
Momto8 (a regular here)
 
I am happy to celebrate this sacrament with our first grandchild, Madalyn Grace, on April 29, 2018 and even more honored to have crocheted this heirloom gown for her! She is not a baby, so I made her a headpiece instead of the bonnet with flowers from our wedding bouquet as part of her keepsake. I hand embroidered (very poor job) her initials and date of sacrament so that future generations, hopefully, would place value on this treasure. The buttons on the backside were taken from my late grandmother's stash whose birthday is celebrated today. God is good in His providence! Thanks for looking.

Many hours and prayers have gone into this precious gift of love.

I used the following pattern and it was a charm to crochet without any issues other than it grows ever so slowly when working with thread.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heirloom-baby-christening-set
Back of the gown with Grandma's buttons
Back of the gown with Grandma's buttons...
Bottom edge of gown
Bottom edge of gown...
Close up of bead rows with sparkly ribbon
Close up of bead rows with sparkly ribbon...
Headpiece with flowers from my wedding bouquet
Headpiece with flowers from my wedding bouquet...
Hand embroidered ribbon with initials and date of sacrament inside back of skirt
Hand embroidered ribbon with initials and date of ...
Front of gown
Front of gown...
 
Apr 26, 2018 11:53:32   #
YarnCreations (a regular here)
 
Truly stunning, fabulous work. Definitely an heirloom piece.
Apr 26, 2018 11:54:57   #
Glenlady (a regular here)
 
Beautiful, nice work
Apr 26, 2018 11:57:01   #
Ros1951
 
Absolutely beautiful. Generations to come will treasure it!
Apr 26, 2018 11:57:34   #
yover8
 
That is absolutely magnificent. How talented and creative you are!
Apr 26, 2018 12:03:19   #
Ljheinrichs
 
An heirloom to be treasured for generations!
 
Apr 26, 2018 12:06:25   #
charbaby (a regular here)
 
Truly an exquisite heirloom. Beautiful work. Congratulations!
Apr 26, 2018 12:10:03   #
Nanxy (a regular here)
 
Momto8 wrote:
I am happy to celebrate this sacrament with our first grandchild, Madalyn Grace, on April 29, 2018 and even more honored to have crocheted this heirloom gown for her! She is not a baby, so I made her a headpiece instead of the bonnet with flowers from our wedding bouquet as part of her keepsake. I hand embroidered (very poor job) her initials and date of sacrament so that future generations, hopefully, would place value on this treasure. The buttons on the backside were taken from my late grandmother's stash whose birthday is celebrated today. God is good in His providence! Thanks for looking.

Many hours and prayers have gone into this precious gift of love.

I used the following pattern and it was a charm to crochet without any issues other than it grows ever so slowly when working with thread.


https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heirloom-baby-christening-set
I am happy to celebrate this sacrament with our fi... (show quote)


It is beautiful, please post a picture of your granddaughter wearing the outfit.
Apr 26, 2018 12:18:00   #
grannyeleanor
 
Beautiful, great work 🎉🌞🍹
Apr 26, 2018 12:21:53   #
EqLady (a regular here)
 
Sure to be a treasured heirloom!
Apr 26, 2018 12:27:21   #
impatient knitter
 
Truly a stunner!! Well done YOU!! What a prized heirloom it will be!!

Thread crochet is my most favorite medium in which to work. I used it to crochet my daughter's wedding gown, and (since she didn't have any children) also my son's daughter's Christening outfit. I had to make TWO outfits, because by the time she was Christened, it was clear that the first one would no longer fit her! I had originally made a slip, coat, bonnet, booties, and shawl for the baby shower, which I then gave to my niece for her first granddaughter's Christening.

My son's daughter was over a year old when she was actually Christened, but my former DIL had already kicked my son to the curb, so I made only the dress. I was told afterwards that it wasn't "well received" so it was "tossed into the Salvation Army bag." Not only did my son get kicked to the curb, as he had "served his purpose," the child, who is now 24(!!) was kept away from him AND his family as well, and as an adult she hasn't sought any contact with her father or his family.
 
Apr 26, 2018 12:30:27   #
GrandmaSuzy (a regular here)
 
That is gorgeous! I knitted my grandson's gown with beads, and his daughter will wear it for her baptism. You have a true family heirloom!
Apr 26, 2018 12:32:55   #
Gaildh (a regular here)
 
Beautiful truly an heirloom
Apr 26, 2018 12:38:36   #
Tootsie (a regular here)
 
Be sure to label this in some way with your name and any other details...it will be passed down through the family, and some day someone will want to know who did this beautiful and thoughtful masterpiece.
Apr 26, 2018 12:41:29   #
Momto8 (a regular here)
 
Thank you all for the kind replies! It's wonderful to know that you all appreciate and know the value of handmade items and my children do as well, thankfully.
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