Dress By Connie Palmer

What began as a simple interest in sewing thirty-five years ago has blossomed into an exciting adventure that Connie Palmer loves to share with her students. Her gift for elegant design and exquisite craftsmanship has made her a highly sought-after teacher. Connie Palmer kindly shared with us her take on a traditional christening gown.

Connie Palmer's "Savannah Grace Christening Gown"

The fit of a christening gown is judged, not by the skirt, but by the bodice. With its portrait neckline, the lacework is showcased on the bodice of her christening gown. The little sleeves receive gathered rows of lace aligned with the shoulder seams. The highly dramatic drapes of fabric in this long skirt hang perfectly from the detailed bodice.