My grandmother began a family tradition by making a christening gown that all ten of her children wore at their baptism. It was worn by several generations but had to be retired after 100 years of use to its delicate state.
When my first grandchild was born, it was my turn to continue the tradition. My Martha Pullen sewing skills (learned at a Janome sponsored Heirloom School) went into full gear. I made the gowns using Galloon lace instead of hand drawn lace work as it was beautiful and matched by grandmother's lace almost exactly. Now, all of my daughters have their own christening gown, a future family heirloom for their children. The tradition lovingly lives on.