I was honoured to be asked to create a ‘mini-me’ christening dress for Baby W, using fabrics and inspiration from her mother’s beautiful Ian Stuart wedding dress.
Bex’s wedding dress was made with a wedgewood blue bodice and train with a cloud of pale gold silk for the skirt. Beaded lace trimmed the bodice and train and buttons finished the back fastening. We used all these elements to design Baby’s dress using materials left over from work on the original wedding.
I often make christening dresses of this type quite on the large side, with the idea they will still fit when the baby is quite a bit older, perhaps up to the age of 18 or even 20 months. This gives a good chance of the dress getting another outing!
Some images of Bex in her Ian Stuart Wedding Dress, and a tiara that I made too!
Fabrics left over from Bex’s wedding included blue silk ordered from Ian Stuart to make matching cravats and the lace from a stole that came with original dress. ?We ordered the pale gold silk in from my supplier and the match was really good!