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Heirloom Christening Gowns

Victorian Heirloom Christening Gowns

The Victorian women would often hand sew elaborate christening gowns while pregnant with their first child. These gowns, always white and with varying modes of delicate elaboration, would be carefully packed away and used again for each subsequent child. Lace, embroidery, tucks and insertions were common.

When purchasing an heirloom christening gown, be aware that cotton and silk (natural fibers) will preserve their beauty far longer than man-made materials.

All Dedication/Christening collections include care instructions and "History of Gown" for future generations.

From a Customer:

"I was so impressed with the way you sent the box; opening it was like finding a wedding dress! I felt so special! The christening went absolutely perfectly! The dress arrived in time thanks to your hard work, and we received so many compliments. Of course she looked like a little princess. The credit goes to your (our seamstress, Nannette!) golden hands! My wish is to see the next generation wear this beautiful dress. Thank you so much for making my dream come true!"

(We did some fancy footwork on shipping to get this order to Europe in time!)

$ 224.99

This gorgeous Heirloom Christening Gown is an exact replica of an antique! It features white voile with tiny tucks in the front and back and lace-trimmed long sleeves and hem. Front has added "bolero" style layer at shoulders edged in lace. This ensemble comes complete with matching slip and bonnet. The Victorian women would often hand sew elaborate christening gowns...

$ 194.99

Choose from white or yellow dotted swiss for this sweet embroidered dress, slip and bonnet combination. Dress has a voile underlayer, and bonnet and slip are both edged in French lace. Embroidery includes a cross (see below) which is optional. The Victorian women would often hand sew elaborate christening gowns while pregnant with their first child. These gowns, always white...

$ 299.99

This 3-piece short sleeved baby Dedication/ Christening Gown ensemble is silk dupioni, French cotton laces, silk ribbons, and vintage reproduction mother-of-pearl buttons. Gown is 36 inches long with matching slip and bonnet. Gown and slip open in back all the way down for easy on and off of baby. Also making it easy to hold baby for pictures. Embroidered motif...

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$ 299.99

Christening Gowns will be approximately 27" in length UNLESS you specify 36" length (extra long & flowing) - for an additional $25.00. Baby's Name, Date of Birth, and Date of Christening can be embroidered into the slip for an additional $15. Molly Malinda Heirloom Christening Gown with Slip Our "Molly Malinda" christening gown is embellished with French insertion lace across...

$ 199.99

This little "Daygown" Heirloom Christening Gown uses 100% Cotton Batiste with 2 panels of Swiss Cotton Eyelet, Entredeux in the middle with Lavender ribbon running down front, French insertion lace on both sides of Swiss Eyelet and French edging at neckline. Back of neck has placket opening. Long sleeves have lavender ribbon through entredeux and French edging lace. SLIP: (Not...