Hanne, my sister, had a little girl after 3 boys. We all were quite excited about it and I got started on the blessing dress ideas as soon as Hanne found out she was having a girl. I had so much fun making this dress! The silk was so luxurious that I got carried away and made it into a Christening gown length! This dress is a true heirloom.
Silk twill fabric. hand smocked across front and hand embroidered billion roses across smocking; french knots and pintucks on entire bodice; lace on neck, sleeves, and hem; scalloped pintuck and hand embroidered bullion roses on hemline.
(to see better pictures of this dress, see my Alexandria’s Gown post! 8) )
bodice and sleeves
Hem close up
Alexandria in her beautiful long gown.
It’s a GIRL!
Payton’s blessing dress
Some friend’s of ours adopted a little girl from Russia. They didn’t get to bring her home until she was 18 months old (which is normal for Russian adoptions) so they needed a white dress in a bigger size than the usual 3 months for LDS families. I was honored to be part of their special day.
buttons down back for easy changing
close up of bodice…see the Russian featherstitching going down very center of bodice?
Payton looks so pretty!
My aunt, Melisa, bought this for her granddaughter, Ruby. I gave her a great discount on the price because she gave me the smocked dress pattern she used for her first daughter’s blessing dress. I felt so honored!
close up of the smocking and embroidery
Julie holding baby Ruby
Jada looks stunning in the same dress her sister wore
Eyelet dress with smocked center
the back has hand embroidered bullion rosebuds on the buttons because people always see the back of the dress
To see more of the Blessing/Christening dresses I’ve made, click on this: GIRL Blessing/Christening/ Dedication/baby Baptism