So sweet and lovely, this beautiful Christening Gown features dainty pintucks on the front bodice with side pleats for added fullness. The short puff sleeves are gathered to the arm band using a Hong Kong finish. The long skirt has optional pintucks and inserted lace around the bottom. The bodice yoke is lined with an attached slip. Lace is added to the hem of the slip and peeks out below the dress. The pattern also includes instructions for an easy to make Bonnet. The back closure directions call for hook and loop tape, but snaps or buttons can easily be substituted.
Create a Christening Gown in Batiste or Rayon for a soft, delicate version. Use a cotton or cotton blend for a younger child. Even a colorful print version is loved by little ones playing with their dolls.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 15" dolls such as Bitty Baby®.
Recommended Fabrics: Cottons, Satins, Batiste, and other light- to mid-weight woven fabrics.
-Main fabric – 3/4 yard
-Lining fabric – 1/2 yard, preferably a fabric that looks the same on both sides.
-Insertion lace for dress – 1 yard of 1/2”to 3/4” wide
-Lace for slip – 1 yard of lace 1” to 1 ½” wide
-Lace for bonnet – 12” of lace 1” to 1 ½” wide
-Ribbon for bonnet – 20” of 1/8” wide satin ribbon
-27” of 1/4” wide satin ribbon
-hook and loop tape – 6” of 1/2 wide or less
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 35 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
A beautiful Christening Dress for a Bitty Baby. It has lots of heirloom techniques with easy to follow instructions, like pintucks and insertion lace trims. I don't think I had to do any hand-stitching on this pattern with her time saving sewing techniques. What a great combination, to get a fast project that looks so good. Great fit on the dress. The bonnet is adjustable to fit on dolls with hair, too.