I've been writing about relating elements while designing and stitching my Elegance Christening Ensemble. The dictionary says an "ensemble" is a group of items viewed as a whole, a set of clothes chosen to harmonize when worn together. The bonnet has to harmonize with this christening gown....who doesn't love a beautiful bonnet on a baby, especially at a christening or dedication?
Anytime I make up a baby "ensemble" I include a bonnet. The bonnet design has to relate to the gown: the matched and embroidered Swiss edging is perfect because that's a 'front and center' motif.
the Basic Yoke Baby Ensemble) but I won't use the the brim. Instead entredeux and gathered lace will go around the sides and front. The Swiss edging motif will go across the bonnet from ear to ear. The little circle in the back....hmm.....maybe a little embroidery?
The bonnet back circle needs some embroidery so the circle of eyelet flowers, vine and leaves is perfect for the circle center. Some featherstitch will work with bullion rosebuds, too, since they're on the Under Dress. See how it looks before it's sewn into the bonnet?
The bonnet lining will be the same gorgeous pink batiste of the Under Dress. And of course, beautiful pink
silk ribbons for the ties....I think it will look perfect with the gown.