She’ll be over one year old, and it’ll hopefully be the height of summer and blissfully warm and she’ll be running (or rolling) around on the grass with all her little friends – so the classic white gown is out, but I do want her to be in something special that properly befits the occasion.
There are a couple of stunning christening gowns in our family – old vintage cotton and lace beautifully preserved and very smart, but Munchkin a) won’t fit into these and b) wouldn’t be able to move around in them.
But I love the idea of her wearing something that has such history, And so, we are going to get one of the gowns altered and turn it into a beautiful white summer sun dress, with a glorious full skirt and a lace bodice, which hopefully she can potter about in and look edible and adorable all at once.
It’s hard to tell exactly how it will look, but a the mocked-up version below is about as close as I can get to visualising it. Now to find a dressmaker…