Little Miss C's Christening gown is completed. I will get it in the mail to her soon.Her mom sent me this family heirloom handkerchief with the initial of the family's last name, which happens to be Miss C's first name. I love the way our next generation is passing along these family names. As you see, I used the handkerchief on the bodice. It looks a little wanky at the sleeve cap in this photo, but it really doesn't look that way in real life. I made tiny, tiny, tiny piping to attach the smocked skirt to the under bodice and to go around the neck and down the back opening. I also used it across the sleeve caps.
The fabric for this gown is ecru cotton blend batiste. I decided on the blend so it wouldn't wrinkle so badly. The gown is ecru rather than snow white, because the handkerchief, being vintage, isn't pure white. I didn't want it to look yellowed. It matches very well.