Monday, September 21, 2009

Close up of Christening Gown

My friend Debra is sooo clever. I didn't even know there was a little flower on my camera!! GENIUS. So here are some better pictures. The tear is in the lining of the bodice. The lining fabric is a mystery. If I do try to hand-sew it together, is there a hand needle you'd recommend, Debra? How about thread? It is just sooo delicate...

I put a piece of pink paper under the tear so you can see it better...


  1. Is there any way you can do a lace insertion, that way you can simply remove the fabric from behind the lace and no one would ever know there was a tear. You want to use a fine cotton lace and 80 lightweight thread and a 8 or 20 universal needle. It is kind of hard to tell from the photo where on the lining the tear is.

  2. That should have been a 8 or 10 universal needle :)