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The Christening 2 Collection

Christening 2 is an extensive collection of baby garments and accessories to stitch In the Hoop.  It contains everything you will need to embroider 18 complete Baby Garments In the Hoop, a Slip, 15 matching Bonnets, 12 pairs of Shoes, 15 Bibs, 10 newborn Diaper Shirts, and an assortment of Collars.  All of these items STITCH IN THE HOOP.  A full size pattern sheet is included with the larger pattern pieces needed for pleated dresses and pleated rompers, different sleeve styles, and the side seam and hem guidelines for the Slip in the Hoop, making these fun and fancy garments perfect for boys or girls.  A series of baby-sized vintage-look Figures, a baby drawstring Tote Bag, a Christening Bible Cover and full instructions for a very unusual antique reproduction Christening Wrap complete the set so that you can make anything from everyday clothes to the finest christening garments.

Each pattern piece has been pre-embellished and is ready to stitch, complete with stitched pattern cutting lines.  Many garments feature wing needlework.  Each of the 18 Garment Sets can be made into a gathered dress, a pleated A-line dress, or a pleated romper, with short puff sleeves, short boy sleeves, or long puff sleeves.  The dresses can be made long for use as dedication or christening gowns, or short for everyday dresses.  The rompers can be very fancy as dedication garments or they can be casual.  The possibilities for each Garment Set are endless when you consider all of your fabric choices - pure white or dainty prints with contrasting embroidered collars or sailor outfits or subtle tone on tone embroidery - each of the 18 Garment Sets can be embroidered in so many different ways!  The pattern pieces provided should fit an average 10-18 pound baby.  If you need a larger size, delete the pattern lines from each file and stitch only the embellishment portion, then lay your own pattern over the embroidery and cut out in the traditional way.  The Diaper Shirts are for 4-7 pound infants.

A 6x9 hoop works best, but border designs and smaller components will fit in a 5x7.  Bonnets can be made in the 5x7 by embroidering a border and cutting out with a commercial pattern.  Almost any of these garments can be stitched in a 5x7 hoop if the pattern lines are deleted.  Your editing software can print the design files out on paper so that you can use them as patterns and cut things out the old fashioned way.  You still have the luxury of having the designs prearranged in the proper shapes for each pattern piece.

All standard machine formats are included

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