Elegance Christening Ensemble
The Elegance Christening Ensemble is an Overdress with scalloped Swiss embroidered edging stitched together with silk ribbon and rose bullions down the front. The edging curves out and around the long, full skirt with Swiss beading and silk ribbon. Tiny puffed sleeves are finished with Swiss beading, delicate lace and silk ribbon. The neckline is trimmed with entredeux and gathered lace. The Underdress is sleeveless, embroidered at the neckline and heavily embroidered at the hemline, peaking out from under the curved Overdress and is finished with gathered lace and entredeux around the bottom. Both have double pleats at the side seams for extra fullness and button in back with a placket. Hand embroidery stitches include granito, single featherstitch, lazy daisy, shadow work, tiny eyelets, two types of bullion roses, stem or outline. Laces are gathered and whipped by hand. Fine machine stitching techniques covered are tiny, consistent French seams, entredeux to fabric, beading to fabric disguising the seam, bias bands to sleeves and neckline, inserting a placket. The kit also includes a bonnet pattern. Sizes are 0-3 months and 6-9 months, all in the same kit. Only the finest of fabrics, trims and ribbons are in the kit, along with the pattern and fully illustrated instructions. Color options are a totally white ensemble, or, a white Over Dress with pink ribbons and a pink Under Dress, or, a white Over Dress with ecru ribbons and an Ivory Under Dress. This is a truly gorgeous, delicate and understated Christening Ensemble!