The christening gown was made for Theodore's baptism in 2008. Unfortunately I happened across a beautiful pattern for a Victorian gown put out by Vogue which I fell in love with. I said "unfortunately" because I'm not an especially good dressmaker and don't really enjoy making clothes. My oldest grandson Felix had worn the family christening gown which had been sent out from England especially for him in 2005. It was a beautiful thing (see below) made by his great great grandmother in 1911. It was very sad that it was just too fragile for Theo or Jarvis to wear. I repaired holes and lined the bodice but the cotton voile was literally falling to pieces. That was when I decided to make the Vogue gown.