When we do family we do it in a big way(seriously big as DH is one of 14 children, 26 nieces and nephews and the greats are too numerous to mention), so my niece and nephews and their spouses decided that with all the family together, this would be a perfect time to baptize their babies. Sunday morning is when this event is going to occur. Of course, you know I'm right in the thick of it. The boys, Coleman and Corbin, are first cousins. Coleman is going to wear MM's christening gown that was made from a skirt and blouse I made for my daughter in 1988. Corbin is going to wear the first christening gown I ever made. I made it for my BFF's oldest grandaughter in 1987. Along with baking cookies, I also had to iron the gowns and slips. Here are the two gowns first unironed.There's a joke that I love about a little girl on Easter Sunday at Children's Church. The preacher comments on what a beautiful dress she has on. She thanks him but then adds "my mom says it's a bitch to iron." She isn't kidding. I love to make these clothes and give them away, because ironing is such a pain. You get all the way around and you need to start over again because it wrinkles if you look at it.
The next picture is of my BFF's gown ironed and ready to go. I decided I needed to wash MM's in the miracle cleaner to get it a little whiter, so it's drying. Oh and you can't dress the babies until you get them to the church.