This blog should be called "The Adventures of a Fabric Junkie!". I am passionate about fabric, threads, colours and textures. I can record my crazy quilting, sane quilting, embroidery and everything else that I consider important in my life.

Photo shows my block for the Hurricane Katrina fund-raising quilt "All That Jazz".

Monday, June 05, 2006

Christening Gown 001


Christening Gown 001
Originally uploaded by Crazydolldresser.
Photo of my mother-in-law's christening gown made by her grandmother in 1910. The doll in the cabinet next to it is dressed in a dress and petticoat made entirely by hand using very vintage pieces of cotton broderie anglaise material, some of which is hand-embroidered. It seemed a shame to have it all in bits in a drawer so I dressed her in a circa 1910 outfit so I could display the fabric.

4 comments:

Ribbonwiz said...

Beautiful! Viv,
and the doll looks lovely too...I love old dolls

Erica said...

it looks very much like my christening dress, made originally by my grandmother in 1896 (no I'm not that old VBG)her 7 daughters wore it, mum was the youngest (big ages gaps in our family) I'll try and photograph it and put up on my blog soon

katiejayinpa said...

That must have been such a joy to see a child in that, i can;t imagine ever having been in something so beautiful. How lovely that you have it, and can imagine the history.

ktj

abeautifulcraft said...

So pretty .... Viv, love everything about this precious Christening outfit .....