Thursday, March 7, 2013

Zyan’s Christening Dress

February: Christening Dress (McCall’s 4641)

God has his way of directing your paths. That’s called His Will being done. I had plans for my daughter to be christened when she was 6-8 weeks old. That didn’t happen for one reason or another. She is now 6 months old. I have been planning this for a while but since I kind of felt like things would take their course according to not my plans, I held off for a hot minute. I didn’t want anything off the rack, whether it was cheap or expensive. I wanted something that I’d made. That in itself would make it more personal.

It’s not a new pattern. It’s circa 2004. Actually, I’ve made it twice before for my two older daughters. Just not for a christening dress.


I think the little baby model is so adorable on the front. It’s an infants’ tops, dresses, pants, and hat pattern. I used View A as a guide since I made a few changes. I made the size small.

I used, again, stash fabric. It is actually a ‘silk-like’ lining fabric for the underlay and a poly-lace for the overlay. It’s very soft and a bit slippery, too.

There are several changes I made to the dress. ONE: I used a lace overlay. TWO: I used started to use elastic in the waistband. THREE: I made the button placket a little different than “standard”. FOUR: For the hat, I self lined it. FIVE: I put elastic around the whole hat. SIX: To make it a bit special, I used a design card to make some fancy button holes. I couldn’t find the design card so I used two snaps and called it a day. I also kind of botched the snaps because my snap doohicky tool is somewhere in the sewing hut - where? It only knows.

Photo of snaps. Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo of them. Yet.

I also made a pair of bloomers to go with the dress.

Photo of bloomers This part never happened.

The pattern is OOP but I like it because it’s a simple run-to. You can make it as fancy as silk or as playground-ready in denim as you want. There is really nothing to dislike.

Here are a few photos of the dress in try-on mode.

Zyan Christening GownZyan Christening Gown1

Zyan Christening Gown2

Until Later, Scheryka


Tanya said...

That is so cute, she looks beautiful. Great job.

Tessa said...

Very cute

GodsgirlT said...

Uhm...she is beyond adoreable and the dress is perfect!

Scheryka said...

Thanks Tanya!

Scheryka said...

Tessa, thank you!

Scheryka said...

Thank you, God's Girl!

Candice said...

She is beautiful, and love the outfit..

Scheryka said...

Thanks Candice! And congrats! I know I'm about 8 months too late. But my daughter is now 9 months. She keeps me busy enough!