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Date: 10/27/13 5:37 PM

I've made this gown, it's a pale salmon pink, and I would like to use it as a coming home gown for our baby due in just over 7 weeks. I feel as though it needs something though, it's plain as it is, and I just can't figure out what to add to it. Be it embroidery (I do have a machine) or a bit of lace/ribbon etc?


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Date: 10/27/13 5:47 PM

Peter Pan collar?

ETA: It's very pretty!
-- Edited on 10/27/13 5:48 PM --

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Date: 10/27/13 6:02 PM

3 strips of lace down the front with 3 little buttons is pretty standard for the Vintage look.
In the US it would most likely be used for a Baptism, with Baby coming home in a cutesy Onesie!

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Date: 10/27/13 6:04 PM

I wanted to use it because it was silk I got from my late grandma, and as there will be no Baptism, naming ceremony etc for our child, I thought it would be something special to have her in to come home in.

Im liking the idea of teh lace down the front.

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Date: 10/27/13 6:12 PM

I think grammab is on the right track. The lace and buttons would be just the finishing touch you're looking for.

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Date: 10/27/13 6:44 PM

so would this go all the way down, or just to around the same level as the wee tucks?

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Date: 10/27/13 7:22 PM

You could do a search on vintage baby clothes. I found a couple of places on Etsy that has baby clothes, you might get some ideas. I just check a few baby dresses that I have (Polly Flinders) and there is hand embroidery on the tucks and a very fine lace also.

Your gown is lovely. Best wishes to you and your family.

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Date: 10/27/13 7:54 PM

Congratulations!

I'd embroider tiny pink bullion rose buds and green leaves at the neckline but I'd rather embroider than almost anything else.

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Date: 10/27/13 8:37 PM

Hand sewing is out at the moment. I hand sewed half the hem yesterday, and it was a nightmare, I've got bad carpal tunnel from this pregnancy so finding any handwork hard to do. Machine sewing is ok thankfully, but it's holding needles etc that causes so much pain.

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Date: 10/27/13 8:58 PM

Lovely in its simplicity.. if you do add lace.. don't add cheap lace.. Since you will be buying just a bit of lace.. get good lace.. and if you do add buttons.. I like those tiny round ones.. I guess its safe to use buttons on a baby's garment.. I don't want to get flamed for suggesting those and its been a long time since I was the mom of a little one..
If I were being completely honest. I do love the simplicity and if I were to add anything it would be just a teeny bit of something.. like the rosettes mentioned.. at the sleeve and at the neckline.. whatever you add, try to use the best quality you can find.. Maybe you have a bit of heirloom lace in your stash you could use..

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