Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Baptism Dresses

Sophia needed 2 baptism dresses last week. Okay, she really didn't need two, but she is on the petite side and the jumpsuits didn't really fit so I decided to make 2 dresses instead of one. She picked the J. Crew one above as the one she wanted to wear afterwards. I'm not sure why the picture of her looks so grainy. It doesn't look that bad on the original. Anyway. I tried to do a knockoff, but I always underestimate how small and petite she really is. And since I do most of my sewing after she goes to bed when she can't really try it on, it turned out on the large pillowcase look and not as billowy as in the original. Oh well. It really does look pretty close up.

Dress number 2, the one she wore to get baptized in was made after this Land's End dress we found. Rather simple. I liked how this one turned out. I used a white on white print and added lace around the sleeves and skirt hem. I also added 3 pleats on the bottom hem. There are also 2 flowers from the exact same lace (I saved some) from my wedding dress that I stitched on the neck line. She like this one best out of the two. Mainly because the other one just didn't fit right. I might go back and tweak it some, because that was the one she was supposed to get. This one I was going to save for Clara to get baptized in as well.


  1. I love that you made your own baptism dresses. I think I am going to be brave and try to make Ruth her blessing dress. We'll have to see how that goes. Also I understand the issues with sewing after the ones I am sewing for go to bed. There have been many items that have had to be resewn, changed or scraped all together becuase they were made after bedtime.

  2. thanks. I think I had more fun making the blessing dresses (not sure if I have any pictures up because it was pre-bloggind days)...just something about making something so little yet so beautiful. My mom made my wedding dress and I saved the extra lace. That's made its way onto both blessing dresses and the baptism dresses as well. It would be fun to think of something sentimental to go with the dress. Part of this comes from the fact that I always wanted an heirloom passed on to me. I'm the 7th of 10 kids so not much was left by the time I came around.



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