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The Baby Girls Christening Kit reviewed is a complete set of accessories for a baby's or shop scene. It would also make great accessories for a scrapbook page or as a Christening memento.
Kit Contents - The kit includes fine silk fabric ,silk ribbon, and lace trim for a gown, bonnet and bib in white. Included is a printed sheet of baby themed boxes, bags, and cards, complete with coordinating tissue. There are generous quantities of silk fabric, lace, ribbon and tissue. You will not run out of materials.
Clear instructions are included, along with a cutting pattern and a photo of the finished items.
Assembly: You will need glue, sharp scissors, a fine needle and thread and possibly a sewing machine for the Christening kit.
Assembly instructions are straightforward. The decorative printables are on good quality photo stock and just need to be cut out then glued to complete the sides and base. The Christening gown, bonnet and bib, are completed by gluing lace and ribbon trim to cut out pieces of silk. If you want to fit the dress on a baby doll, the pattern design would allow you to do so. The construction method given results in a model gown rather than an actual gown, but some sewing skill would allow you to create an actual item of dolls clothing.
Details: - The kit is available in boy and girl versions. The only difference is in the colors of the printables. All kit pieces are stand alone miniatures and can be used separately in a miniature scene or set into scrapbook pages. Boxes all have fitted lids, and the items could be packaged into the boxes if desired.
Ease of Construction
The kit goes together easily in an hour or so. As with all paper miniatures make sure you have good light, a clean, flat surface to work on, a brayer (or other smooth rolling surface) to smooth out any wrinkles and sharp scissors and blades.Tips
- The silk is very fine, so you will need a fine sharp needle and fine thread if you wish to sew it together, or you can use fabric glue.
- White silk soils easily. Make sure your cutting and assembly area are clean.
- If you wish to sew the hems with a sewing machine, place the fabric on a regular sheet of white paper and then sew the hems. The paper will keep the fabric stable while you sew, and it can be carefully cut then torn away from the seams leaving no residue behind.
Attaching the lace edging can be a bit fiddly but the instructions are written to make assembly as simple as possible. Read the instructions carefully before you start and you should not have any difficulties.