The heritage of the christening gown is beautifully captured in the pages of this full-color book. Five of Sew Beautiful's most exquisite gowns are featured with full-size patterns, templates, and illustrated instructions. These designs include traditional christening styles, machine smocking in the hoop, a bubble with a detachable skirt, and an ornately embellished ensemble with matching coat and bonnet. In addition, a breathtaking pictorial showcasing several of our best christening styles is included. An array of heirloom techniques are brilliantly woven together forming each of the pictured dresses. Embellishment techniques include heirloom sewing, machine and hand embroidery, lace shaping, pintucks, puffing, bias tape shaping, shadowwork appliqué, and smocking. Also included are patterns and instructions for a garment bag, slips, bonnets, and many other christening accessories.